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‘Always sticking to your convictions’ sounds like a good thing –...

Michael Patrick Lynch, University of Connecticut There is nothing wrong with strong opinions. They are healthy in a democracy – an apathetic electorate is an...

Why do college textbooks cost so much? 7 questions answered

Amie Freeman, University of South Carolina Editor’s note: The high price of college textbooks has long been a sore point for students. Even though the...

Fifty years ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock anthem expressed the hopes and...

Mark Clague, University of Michigan One of the most powerful, searing renditions of the national anthem ever recorded, Jimi Hendrix’s iconic Woodstock anthem, almost never...

As Herman Melville turns 200, his works have never been more...

Aaron Sachs, Cornell University Outside of American literature courses, it doesn’t seem likely that many Americans are reading Herman Melville these days. But with Melville turning...

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...

Long before Armstrong and Aldrin, artists were stoking dreams of space...

Anne Collins Goodyear, Bowdoin College In the midst of the space race, Hereward Lester Cooke, the former co-director of the NASA Art Program, observed, “Space...

How the ‘good guy with a gun’ became a deadly American...

Susanna Lee, Georgetown University At the end of May, it happened again. A mass shooter killed 12 people, this time at a municipal center in...

What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life...

Nathan Silver, The Ohio State University and Michael Slater, The Ohio State University The best TV shows and films don’t simply distract from the drudgery...

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College students with young kids – especially mothers – find themselves...

Claire Wladis, CUNY Graduate Center The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea We found that college students who have...