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As states reopen, tensions flare between the rule followers and rule...

Michele Gelfand, University of Maryland Since Republicans, on average, are five times more likely than Democrats to believe it’s safe now to resume normal business...

7 reasons to learn a foreign language

Kathleen Stein-Smith, Fairleigh Dickinson University Half of the world population is bilingual, but only 25% of Americans can hold a conversation in another language. Changing...

7 reasons to learn a foreign language

Kathleen Stein-Smith, Fairleigh Dickinson University Half of the world population is bilingual, but only 25% of Americans can hold a conversation in another language. Changing...

Which cheek and how many? In France and beyond, a kiss...

Mathieu Avanzi, Sorbonne Université In the English-speaking world, friends and family generally greet each other with a wave, handshake or hug, depending on their degree...

Cultural studies key to national security

Nicholas Tampio, Fordham University After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a commission formed to figure out why the attacks occurred. One of the culprits,...

What’s private depends on who you are and where you live

Richard Wilk, Indiana University Citizens and policymakers around the world are grappling with how to limit companies’ use of data about individuals – and how...

Why science needs the humanities to solve climate change

Steven D. Allison, University of California, Irvine and Tyrus Miller, University of California, Irvine Large wildfires in the Arctic and intense heat waves in Europe...

How where you’re born influences the person you become

Samuel Putnam, Bowdoin College and Masha A. Gartstein, Washington State University As early as the fifth century, the Greek philosopher Thucydides contrasted the self-control and...

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What’s on the far side of the Moon?

Wayne Schlingman, The Ohio State University Looking up at the silvery orb of the Moon, you might recognize familiar shadows and shapes on its face...