Full story - October 09, 2020
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It draws us in and riles us up — but we still can’t look away.
Full story - October 05, 2020
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The US has the world’s largest economy, but for how much longer?
Full story - September 30, 2020
Woman in PPE holds up a vaccine
If you thought you lived in an unequal world before the global pandemic, it's becoming increasingly clear our already unequal society will become more unequal.
Full story - October 01, 2020
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What happens when tech influences every aspect of our lives — even who we meet, and what our families look like?
Full story - September 11, 2020
Sections of a table are seen blocked off with tape as assistant professor Jennifer Guerard speaks into laptops while teaching a foundations of chemistry remote class at the US Naval Academy, Aug. 24, 2020, in Annapolis, Md.
Colleges were already facing hard times. Could the pandemic be the tipping point to upend the whole industry?
Full story - August 17, 2020
A person wearing a gray shirt holds two paper ballots and places them in a box.
How do we make elections secure? Try paper. Professor J. Alex Halderman, a security expert at the University of Michigan, explains why.
Full story - August 06, 2020
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How can women juggle working and parenting during a pandemic?
Full story - July 23, 2020
People wear face masks in in Beijing while walking outside near a Huawei store.
Professor Michele Gelfand uses “tight” and “loose” to categorize various societies around the globe based on the strength of social norms and applies this to what we can learn about the range of pandemic responses around the world.
Full story - July 23, 2020
Three women wearing masks hang signs on a laundry wire.
In recent weeks, many states have seen significant increases in COVID-19 cases. What will it take to change the trajectory?
Full story - June 26, 2020
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School’s out for summer, but the educational losses caused by the coronavirus are only just beginning to be understood.