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What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains

Stephen Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the...

How Mandela stayed fit: from his ‘matchbox’ Soweto home to a...

Gavin Evans, Birkbeck, University of London The spread of the coronavirus has forced millions all over the world to retreat to base and abandon outdoor...

Women in Arab countries find themselves torn between opportunity and tradition

Alainna Liloia, University of Arizona Arab women, long relegated to the private sphere by law and social custom, are gaining new access to public life. All...

What is a super spreader? An infectious disease expert explains

Elizabeth McGraw, Pennsylvania State University As the emerging Wuhan coronavirus outbreak dominates the daily news, you might be wondering just how the pathogen is working...

Modern tomatoes are very different from their wild ancestors – and...

Hamid Razifard, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Ana Caicedo, University of Massachusetts Amherst The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The Big...

Earthquake forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens more large aftershocks are likely

Richard Aster, Colorado State University Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes in southern Puerto Rico starting around Dec. 28, 2019 have killed at least one person,...

A newly designed vaccine may help stamp out remaining polio cases...

Patricia L. Foster, Indiana University Public health organizations around the world have been fighting for global eradication of polio since 1988. Through massive vaccination efforts,...

Mexican women are angry about rape, murder and government neglect –...

Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong and María de la Macarena Iribarne González, University of Wollongong Wearing green bandannas and dousing police in pink glitter,...

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