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4 ways to protect yourself from disinformation

Elizabeth Stoycheff, Wayne State University You might have fallen for someone’s attempt to disinform you about current events. But it’s not your fault. Even the most...

Why I’m teaching kids science through the sport of rowing

Elizabeth A. Barton, Wayne State University I didn’t know what the world looked like at 5:00 a.m. until my son began rowing for the Detroit...

What Amazon’s decision to retrain a third of its employees means...

Scott F. Latham, University of Massachusetts Lowell Amazon’s announcement that it will invest US$700 million to retrain 100,000 employees – a third of its U.S....

What happens when a raindrop hits a puddle?

Nate Barlow, Rochester Institute of Technology Have you ever taken a walk through the rain on a warm spring day and seen that perfect puddle?...

Why it’s so difficult for scientists to predict the next outbreak...

C. Brandon Ogbunu, Brown University; Randall Harp, University of Vermont, and Samuel V. Scarpino, Northeastern University A two-year-old boy in rural Guinea died of Ebola...

Women are better than men at the free throw line

Larry M. Silverberg, North Carolina State University As basketball season comes into full swing, consider another competition – the one between the blue and pink...

The weird world of one-sided objects

David Gunderman, University of Colorado and Richard Gunderman, Indiana University You have most likely encountered one-sided objects hundreds of times in your daily life –...

Math shows how DNA twists, turns and unzips

Mariel Vazquez, University of California, Davis If you’ve ever seen a picture of a DNA molecule, you probably saw it in its famous B-form: two...

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Fast-spreading killers: how Ebola compares with other diseases

By Mick Roberts, Massey University The West African outbreak of Ebola has claimed more than 4,800 lives and this number is sure to rise. There...