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What’s the G-7? An international economist explains

Emily J. Blanchard, Dartmouth College The Group of 7 is an informal group of seven powerful democracies: Canada, France,...

How one woman pulled off the first consumer boycott – and...

Tom Zoellner, Chapman University While many companies have trumpeted their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, others are beginning to face consumer pressure for...

Why do Americans say ‘bay-zle’ and the English say ‘baa-zle’?

Christine Mallinson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an...

Brexit: An ‘escape room’ with no escape

Terrence Guay, Pennsylvania State University Brexit is beginning to look a lot like an “escape room” with no exit. An escape room is an increasingly popular...

Freddie Mercury’s family faith: The ancient religion of Zoroastrianism

Vasudha Narayanan, University of Florida In the Freddie Mercury biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” there’s a scene in which a family member scolds Mercury. “So now the family...

The UK’s plan to deny terrorists ‘safe spaces’ online would make...

Molly Land, University of Connecticut In the wake of the recent attacks in Manchester and London, British Prime Minister Theresa May has called on social...

How populism explains May’s stunning UK election upset: Experts react

Terrence Guay, Pennsylvania State University and Charles Hankla, Georgia State University Editor’s note: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s election gamble failed badly as her Conservatives...

What the UK election means for Brexit and America

Charles Hankla, Georgia State University Despite the many distractions of a full news cycle, it’s time to start paying closer attention to Thursday’s elections in...

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Sheng-Yang He, Michigan State University Many of us have heard about inflammatory bowel disease, a debilitating condition that is associated with an abnormal collection of...