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Saving endangered species: 5 essential reads

By Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation The Trump administration has announced rule changes that alter how it will enforce the 1973 Endangered Species Act, which protects...

Back to school 2019: A crucial time for kids’ social and...

Back to school 2019 By William Sharp, Wheelock College It’s that time of the year. Summer vacations are almost over. For most kids, this time of summer...

NASCAR may be the fastest way to learn about physics

By Christine Helms, University of Richmond There’s just something thrilling about traveling at high speeds. Throughout history, people have always pushed themselves to go faster,...

Boost in high school students taking advanced computer science could change...

By Christina Gardner-McCune, University of Florida Often when I speak with students who are majoring in computer sciences, many of them tell me that they...

Conspiracy theories and fear of needles contribute to vaccine hesitancy for...

By Timothy Callaghan, Texas A&M University and Matt Motta, Oklahoma State University Over 1,160 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S. in 2019....

Opioid epidemic may have cost states at least $130 billion in...

By Joel Segel, Pennsylvania State University; Douglas L. Leslie, Pennsylvania State University; Gary Zajac, Pennsylvania State University; Max Crowley, Pennsylvania State University, and Paul...

5 ways to protect yourself from cybercrime

By Scott Shackelford, Indiana University High-profile data breaches at companies like British Airways and Marriott get a lot of media coverage, but cybercriminals are increasingly...

Shark Week looms, but don’t panic

By Gavin Naylor, University of Florida Sharks elicit outsized fear, even though the risk of a shark bite is infinitesimally small. As a marine biologist...

Why are Atlantic and Gulf coast property owners building back bigger...

Hurricane Season 2019 By Eli Lazarus, University of Southampton and Evan B. Goldstein, University of North Carolina – Greensboro U.S. coastal counties are densely populated and...

Heat stroke: A doctor offers tips to stay safe as temperatures...

By Gabriel Neal, Texas A&M University I easily remember laughing at Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the Road Runner while watching Saturday morning cartoons...