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No joke: Using humor in class is harder when learning is...

Scott Henderson, Furman University Most discussions about the drawbacks of online education focus on the negative effects it has...

Mega Millions jackpot is $750 million – where does all the...

Liberty Vittert, Washington University in St Louis The Mega Millions jackpot drawing for Jan. 15 has soared to US$750 million and counting. This makes it...

Some kindergartners are more likely to be heavy users of online...

Paul L. Morgan, Penn State The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Specific groups of kindergartners in the U.S. are...

Congress lifts long-standing ban on Pell grants to people in prison

Andrea Cantora, University of Baltimore When Congress decided in 1994 to ban federal student aid for people behind bars, it was part of a wider...

Teaching kids to read during the coronavirus pandemic: 5 questions answered

Keisha McIntosh Allen, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Kindel Turner Nash, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Keisha McIntosh Allen and Kindel Turner Nash research...

Monuments ‘expire’ – but offensive monuments can become powerful history lessons

Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut and Walter Woodward, University of Connecticut Historical monuments are intended to be timeless, but almost all have an expiration date....

Kids are bigger coronavirus spreaders than many doctors realized – here’s...

Phyllis Sharps, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Lucine Francis, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing The first U.S. schools have reopened with in-person...

Black men face high discrimination and depression, even as their education...

Shervin Assari, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and T.J. Curry, University of Edinburgh Are you a highly educated and relatively wealthy Black...

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‘Organic’ label doesn’t guarantee that holiday ham was a happy pig

Michael Haedicke, Drake University This holiday season, Americans will buy some 20 million turkeys and 300 million pounds of ham. Some of these turkeys and hams...