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Diets can do more than help you lose weight – they...

Adrienne Rose Bitar, Cornell University Fad diets have long been brushed off as selfish, superficial quests to lose weight. But if you study the actual content...

How electric cars could make America’s crumbling roads even worse

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University U.S. roads and bridges are in abysmal shape – and that was before the recent winter storms made things even...

White House Announces Intent to Nominate Keith Krach to Under Secretary...

The White House has announced President Donald J. Trump's intent to nominate Keith Krach to become the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy,...

The future of ‘golf’ may not be on the links

Joshua Woods, West Virginia University Could disc golf become more popular than ball golf by 2028? Ask disc golfers and they’ll say, “You bet –...

Will John McCain be the last Republican leader in the Senate...

Tim Profeta, Duke University “He was just doing his job.” When I asked a longtime staffer to Sen. John McCain why the senator battled to address...

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here’s what happened

Andrew Spicer, University of South Carolina and David Graham Hyatt, University of Arkansas What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make. For Lee...

In Las Vegas, excess and fantasy bleed into tragedy

Mark Gottdiener, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York In Sin City, people often do bad things to themselves. Rather than deal with...

2015, the year that was: environment and energy

Martin LaMonica, The Conversation As we approach 2016, we look back at the big – even world-changing – stories of The Conversation’s environment and energy...

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Sequencing the white shark genome is cool, but for bigger insights...

Gavin Naylor, University of Florida The headlines are eye-catching: Scientists have sequenced the genome of white sharks. Or the bamboo lemur, or the golden eagle....