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Yes, fireworks prices are skyrocketing, but there should be plenty of...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University If you’re looking forward to shooting off bottle rockets and Roman candles this Fourth...

How do fireworks work? A pyrotechnics chemist explains the science behind...

Paul E. Smith, Purdue University For many people around the world, the very first moments of the new year...

Over 100 fire scientists urge the US West: Skip the fireworks...

Philip Higuera, The University of Montana; Alexander L. Metcalf, The University of Montana; Dave McWethy, Montana State University, and Jennifer Balch, University...

Smartphone witnessing becomes synonymous with Black patriotism after George Floyd’s death

Allissa V. Richardson, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism A flashbulb emits a high-pitched hum. A photograph of the legendary 19th-century...

Why some Americans seem more ‘American’ than others

Katherine Kinzler, University of Chicago In the United States and many other countries, nationality is defined by a set of legal parameters. It may involve...

Fireworks can torment veterans and survivors of gun violence with PTSD...

Arash Javanbakht, Wayne State University For some combat veterans, the Fourth of July is not a time to celebrate the independence of the country they...

Red, white but rarely blue – the science of fireworks colors,...

Paul E. Smith, Purdue University In the earliest days of the United States, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail about the celebration of independence,...

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Chasing glory: why hosting the Olympics rarely pays off

By Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College The competition to host the Olympic Games has typically been fierce, but an increased awareness of the giant money pit...