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Mary Ball Washington, George’s single mother, often gets overlooked – but...

Mother's Day 2021 By Martha Saxton, Amherst College On Mother’s Day, it is important and poignant to recall the hard life of Mary Ball Washington, who...

What the United States can learn from Canada’s cannabis clarity

Michael J. Armstrong, Brock University and Paul Seaborn, University of Virginia The inherent contradictions of American cannabis laws seem to appear in the news almost...

Arbor Day should be about growing trees, not just planting them

Arbor Day 2021 By Karen D. Holl, University of California, Santa Cruz and Pedro Brancalion, Universidade de São Paulo For 149 years, Americans have marked Arbor...

This supermoon has a twist – expect flooding, but a lunar...

By Brian McNoldy, University of Miami A “super full moon” is coming on April 26th/27th, 2021, and coastal cities like Miami know that means one...

Water being pumped into Tampa Bay could cause a massive algae...

By Larry Brand, University of Miami Millions of gallons of water laced with fertilizer ingredients are being pumped into Florida’s Tampa Bay from a leaking...

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the...

Easter 2021 Brent Landau, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts The date of Easter, when the resurrection of Jesus is said to...

Ants, pythons and other pets that become pests

By Megan Frederickson, University of Toronto When I was a teenager, I volunteered in the rainforest exhibit at an aquarium. A few times a week,...

Wild weather: 4 essential reads about tornadoes and thunderstorms

By Jennifer Weeks/The Conversation Springtime in the U.S. is frequently a season for thunderstorms, which can spawn tornadoes. These large storms are common in the...

Skipping the vaccine line is not only unethical – it may...

By Katharine Young, Boston College The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has been accompanied by reports of line-jumping as people farther down the list attempt...

Why some snowbirds are flying south despite the COVID-19 pandemic and...

By Valorie A. Crooks and Jeremy Snyder of Simon Fraser University What do some birds, butterflies, and whales have in common with tens of thousands...