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‘West Side Story’ may be timeless – but life in gangs...

David Pyrooz, University of Colorado Boulder; James Densley, Metropolitan State University , and Scott H. Decker, Arizona State University

How the mafia uses violence to control politics

Gianmarco Daniele, Bocconi University Italy is not the only country with an organized crime problem. But movies and TV shows like “Scarface,” “The Godfather” and...

In Brazil, religious gang leaders say they’re waging a holy war

Robert Muggah, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) The expression “evangelical drug trafficker” may sound incongruous, but in Rio de Janeiro, it’s...

Sent to Haiti to keep the peace, departing UN troops leave...

Siobhán Wills, University of Ulster; Cahal McLaughlin, Queen's University Belfast, and Ilionor Louis, Université d'Etat d'Haiti On Oct. 15, 2017, the United Nations will withdraw...

The world is facing a global sand crisis

Aurora Torres, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research; Jianguo "Jack" Liu, Michigan State University; Jodi Brandt, Boise State University, and Kristen Lear, University of...

Dodgy watches and rotgut vodka could ruin your Yuletide

Mehzeb Chowdhury, Durham University At this time of year, people are rushing out to buy gifts and stock up on both luxuries and essentials. This...

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By Richard Wrangham, Harvard University and Rachel Carmody, Harvard University Looks so official and definitive…. FDA Food labels seem to provide all the information a thoughtful consumer...

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