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Fired for storming the Capitol? Why most workers aren’t protected for...

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon Can you be fired for joining a violent mob that storms the Capitol? Of course you can. Among the jarring images...

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...

US nonprofits raised $2.5 billion on Giving Tuesday in 2020

Abhishek Bhati, Bowling Green State University CC BY-SASome 35 million Americans gave a total of US$2.5 billon on Giving Tuesday to causes of all kinds,...

New teachers mistakenly assume Black students are angry

Alison Cooke, North Carolina State University; Amy Halberstadt, North Carolina State University, and Pamela Watkins Garner, George Mason University The Research Brief is a short...

What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains

Stephen Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the...

You don’t need to worry about spreading the coronavirus with cash

Marilyn Roberts, University of Washington Some people worry that cash may be spreading the coronavirus. Earlier this year, both China and South Korea began sterilizing their...

Why having fewer OSHA inspectors matters

David Weil, Brandeis University CC BY-NDIn many industries, such as construction, transportation, warehousing and health care, the workplace is dangerous. In 2018 alone, 5,250 workers...

Coronavirus unemployment at nearly 15% is still shy of the record...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University CC BY-NDThe U.S. unemployment rate jumped from 4.4% in March to a roughly 90-year high of 14.7% in April. But could...

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Baseball’s biggest problem isn’t pace of play – it’s teams tanking

Adam Felder, University of Virginia Major League Baseball is in trouble. But for all of Commissioner Rob Manfred’s concerns about pace of play, he’s looking...