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How ‘gate’ became the syllable of scandal

Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis On June 17, 1972, Washington, D.C., police arrested five men for breaking into...

Got Zoom fatigue? Out-of-sync brainwaves could be another reason videoconferencing is...

Julie Boland, University of Michigan During the pandemic, video calls became a way for me to connect with my...

Why do couples use baby talk with one another?

Ramesh Kaipa, Oklahoma State University Imagine you’re strolling through a park and you overhear a middle-aged couple cooing over...

Evidence of an impending breakup may exist in everyday conversation –...

Sarah Seraj, The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts; James W. Pennebaker, The University of Texas at Austin College...

Why does grammar matter?

Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, College of the Holy Cross Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like...

Why does grammar matter?

Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, College of the Holy Cross Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like...

How talking about the coronavirus as an enemy combatant can backfire

Tabitha Moses, Wayne State University Sometimes war involves battling other countries; other times, it’s the metaphorical kind, like our current “war” against the coronavirus. We see...

How did ‘white’ become a metaphor for all things good?

Aradhna Krishna, University of Michigan Shortly after George Floyd’s death, one of my friends texted me that Floyd wasn’t necessarily a bad person, but, pointing...

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What you see in a 3D scan of yourself could be...

Jessica Ridgway Clayton, Florida State University Amazon is reportedly looking for people who are willing to have their bodies scanned in 3D in order to...