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Old age isn’t a modern phenomenon – many people lived long...

Sharon DeWitte, University of South Carolina Every year I ask the college students in the course I teach about...

Seat belts and smoking rates show people eventually adopt healthy behaviors...

Randy P. Juhl, University of Pittsburgh Why do we do things that are bad for us – or not do things that are good for...

Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better...

Julius Probst, Lund University Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that...

Which country is best to live in? Our calculations say it’s...

Warren Sanderson, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York); Sergei Scherbov, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Simone Ghislandi, Bocconi...

How old is my pet in dog years or cat years?...

Jesse Grady, Mississippi State University “Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a...

3 vital ways to measure how much a university education is...

Mark S. Schlissel, University of Michigan; Michael H. Schill, University of Oregon, and Michael V. Drake, The Ohio State University Editor’s note: Today we begin...

US life expectancy just dropped for the second year in a...

David Bishai, Johns Hopkins University U.S. gross domestic product is at an all-time high. U.S. life expectancy is not. Life expectancy has fallen for...

Britain’s love affair with cheap food could be coming to an...

By Tim Lang, City University London and Victoria Schoen, City University London Political wrangling over food prices has a long history, and a difficult future....

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Bhaskar Chakravorti, Tufts University The latest shoe has dropped on Facebook: Private data on 50 million users found its way to a shadowy research outfit,...