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How some people can end up living at airports for months...

Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton In January, local authorities arrested a 36-year-old man named Aditya Singh after he had...

A dismantled post office destroys more than mail service

Patty Heyda, Washington University in St Louis The U.S. Postal Service is under threat of collapse and privatization. This comes after years of federal political...

Faith-based ‘violence interrupters’ stop gang shootings with promise of redemption for...

Deanna Wilkinson, The Ohio State University The July 4 weekend was one of the deadliest in recent U.S. history, with 160 people, including several small...

In changing urban neighborhoods, new food offerings can set the table...

Joshua Sbicca, Colorado State University; Alison Alkon, University of the Pacific, and Yuki Kato, Georgetown University When new residents and businesses move into low-income neighborhoods,...

Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here’s why...

John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Cities around the world are emerging from pandemic shutdowns and gradually allowing activities to resume. National leaders...

Mexico City buried its rivers to prevent disease and unwittingly created...

Elena Delavega, University of Memphis Mexico City is a dust bowl, a polluted megalopolis where breathing is hard and newly washed clothes hung out to...

Why are so many people lighting off fireworks?

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light off fireworks...

Parks matter more than ever during a time of sickness –...

Richard leBrasseur, Dalhousie University The COVID-19 pandemic has altered humans’ relationship with natural landscapes in ways that may be long-lasting. One of its most direct...

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In ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and beyond, chess holds up a mirror...

Jenny Adams, University of Massachusetts Amherst In the closing sequence of “The Queen’s Gambit,” the chess-playing heroine, Beth Harmon, defeats her archrival Vasily Borgov at...