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What is a heat dome? An atmospheric scientist explains the weather...

William Gallus, Iowa State University A heat dome occurs when a persistent region of high pressure traps heat over...

What’s a bear market? An economist explains

Vidhura S Tennekoon, IUPUI A 16th-century proverb advises: “It’s unwise to sell a bear’s skin before catching it.”

What is Afrofuturism? An English professor explains

Julian C. Chambliss, Michigan State University The new sci-fi musical “Neptune Frost,” set in a Rwandan village constructed with...

What’s a 990 form? A charity accounting expert explains

Sarah Webber, University of Dayton Most tax-exempt nonprofits must file a 990 form with the Internal Revenue Service every...

What is pay-as-you-throw? A waste expert explains

Lily Baum Pollans, Hunter College Pay-as-you-throw is a policy that charges people for the amount of trash they toss out. It’s also sometimes called variable-rate...

What is the Fed taper? An economist explains how the Federal...

Edouard Wemy, Clark University Tapering refers to the Federal Reserve policy of unwinding the massive purchases of Treasury bonds...

What is chaos? A complex systems scientist explains

Mitchell Newberry, University of Michigan Chaos evokes images of the dinosaurs running wild in Jurassic Park, or my friend’s...

What are dark patterns? An online media expert explains

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida Dark patterns are design elements that deliberately obscure, mislead, coerce and/or deceive website visitors...

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Tamara Pearson, Spelman College When it comes to the digital divide, often the focus is on how lack of internet service and basic technology will...