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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...

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...

An analysis of nearly 4 million pitches shows just how many...

Mark T. Williams, Boston University Baseball is back, and fans can anticipate another season of amazing catches, overpowering pitching, tape-measure home runs – and, yes,...

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...

Oscars 2019: Beyond the stats, why diversity matters

Dorinne Kondo, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences With the Academy Awards approaching, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released its...

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...

Are autonomous cars really safer than human drivers?

Peter Hancock, University of Central Florida Much of the push toward self-driving cars has been underwritten by the hope that they will save lives by...

Why Puerto Rico ‘doesn’t count’ to the US government

Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September, destroying homes, crops and communications. Many weeks later, power...

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Talking to Mars: new antenna design could aid interplanetary communication

Jean Paul Santos, University of California, Los Angeles; Joshua M Kovitz, University of California, Los Angeles, and Yahya Rahmat-Samii, University of California, Los Angeles When...