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Why don’t more women win science Nobels?

Mary K. Feeney, Arizona State University All of the 2019 Nobel Prizes in science were awarded to men. That’s a return to business as usual, after...

How ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant Kodi Lee shattered stereotypes about disability

Stan Link, Vanderbilt University If you haven’t seen Kodi Lee’s May 28 performance on “America’s Got Talent,” it’s worth a watch. The 22-year-old Lee is blind...

We’re in a golden age of black horror films

Robin R. Means Coleman, Texas A&M University In the horror genre, black is definitely back. The movie “Ma,” which premieres on May 31, will star...

How the new ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood...

Evelyn Alsultany, University of Southern California Though critically acclaimed and widely beloved, the 1992 animated “Aladdin” feature had some serious issues with stereotyping. Disney wanted to...

With a limited on-screen presence, autistic characters have emerged in another...

Jonathan Alexander, University of California, Irvine and Rebecca Black, University of California, Irvine In one Harry Potter fan fiction story, Hermione Granger anxiously awaits the...

Why more women don’t win science Nobels

Mary K. Feeney, Arizona State University One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet...

Are today’s white kids less racist than their grandparents?

Margaret Hagerman, Mississippi State University In America’s children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism. Each new generation...

How a job acquires a gender (and less authority if it’s...

Sarah Thebaud, University of California, Santa Barbara and Laura Doering, McGill University “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” So proclaims Beyoncé in a video in...

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Why Americans will never agree on oil drilling in the Arctic...

Scott L. Montgomery, University of Washington After decades of bitter struggle, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seems on the verge of being opened to the...