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Maradona: why the English can’t let go of the Hand of...

Matthew Brown, University of Bristol The death of the greatest player in the history of the game of Association Football, Diego Armando Maradona, on November...

Federal agents sent to Kenosha, but history shows militarized policing in...

Angélica Durán-Martínez, University of Massachusetts Lowell The U.S. Justice Department has dispatched federal agents and U.S. marshals to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where a police shooting left...

Marijuana fueled Colombian drug trade before cocaine was king

Lina Britto, Northwestern University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Long before Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel got rich supplying...

Catholic Church urges Venezuela to unite against coronavirus

David Smilde, Tulane University and Hugo Pérez Hernáiz, Universidad Central de Venezuela Coronavirus hasn’t yet hit Venezuela as hard as neighboring Brazil and Colombia. But...

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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...

Mormons in Mexico: A brief history of polygamy, cartel violence and...

Rebecca Janzen, University of South Carolina Nine members of a prominent Mormon family in northern Mexico, all women and children, were gunned down on Nov....

Day of the Dead: From Aztec goddess worship to modern Mexican...

Kirby Farah, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Day of the Dead might sound like a solemn affair, but...

High-value opportunities exist to restore tropical rainforests around the world –...

Robin Chazdon, University of Connecticut The green belt of tropical rainforests that covers equatorial regions of the Americas, Africa, Indonesia and Southeast Asia is turning...

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The comeback and dangers of the drug GHB

Joseph Palamar, New York University Langone Medical Center A highly potent drug called GHB is making a comeback in nightlife scenes, along with overdoses...