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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...

How the rich reacted to the bubonic plague has eerie similarities...

Kathryn McKinley, University of Maryland, Baltimore County The coronavirus can infect anyone, but recent reporting has shown your socioeconomic status can play a big role,...

Is your city making you fat? How urban planning can address...

John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County New disease outbreaks, like the novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China’s Hubei province, generate headlines and...

Immigrants and some people of color are moving to the suburbs...

Grigoris Argeros, Eastern Michigan University In the traditional American image of suburbia, the majority of residents are predominately native-born white Americans, living in large single-family...

A new solution for America’s empty churches: A change of faith

Ashima Krishna, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Over the past few decades, vacant and underutilized churches have become a familiar sight...

Bargain-hunting robocars could spell the end for downtown parking – cities...

Corey Harper, Carnegie Mellon University and Constantine Samaras, Carnegie Mellon University Imagine a scene from the near-future: You get dropped off downtown by a driverless...

New York’s new rental protections won’t end the outsize influence of...

Cem S. Kayatekin, IE University New York has passed sweeping new laws that will close some legal loopholes that allowed the city’s 1 million rent-stabilized...

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I studied buttons for 7 years and learned these 5 lessons...

Rachel Plotnick, Indiana University All day every day, throughout the United States, people push buttons – on coffee makers, TV remote controls and even social...