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Clap all you like now, but workers with meaningful jobs deserve...

Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas The coronavirus recession has laid bare how illogically the U.S. labor market values work that matters. In the United States,...

Rich and poor don’t recover equally from epidemics. Rebuilding fairly will...

Ilan Noy, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, disaster recovery plans are almost always framed with...

What’s the value of your dog’s life, and why it matters

Simon F. Haeder, Pennsylvania State University; Deven Carlson, University of Oklahoma, and Joe Ripberger, University of Oklahoma Americans love their pets, spending more than US$70...

Why are private prisons controversial? 3 questions answered

John M. Eason, University of Wisconsin-Madison Editor’s note: Private prisons have long stirred controversy, most recently over their role in housing undocumented immigrants and asylum...

Don’t ignore serious nonmilitary threats to US national security

Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Almost two decades after thousands died in the attacks of 9/11, there remain many active efforts underway to...

Curious Kids: Why is money green?

Jonah Estess, American University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer,...

Why would anyone want to sit on a plane for over...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University Recently Qantas announced plans to conduct test flights from New York and London to Sydney and two other Australian cities. If...

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won’t save the environment

Yossi Sheffi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology InterContinental Hotels Group will replace mini-shampoos and conditioners with possibly more efficient bulk products by the year 2021. But environmental...

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When birds go roaming: The mystery of avian irruptions

Archer Larned, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Sarah Luttrell, University of Maryland, Baltimore County In North America when the leaves start to fall and...