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  • Big Game Days in College Football Linked With Sexual Assault

    Reports of sexual assault increase by as much as 41 percent when the local college football team plays, according to researchers who say the increase is related to the drinking culture on campus.

  • Yom Kippur: A Time for Feasting as Well as Fasting

  • Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good for You? A Doctor Weighs In

  • Rivers Flood Often During Hurricanes, but Get Less Attention Than Coastlines

  • How Les Moonves Got to Leave CBS on His Own Terms While Others Were Fired

  • How Meteorologists Predict the Next Big Hurricane

    How do experts know when and where the next big hurricane is going to hit? As Hurricane Florence nears, a look at the complicated science of forecasting.

  • Why al-Qaeda Is Still Strong 17 Years After 9/11

  • Black Student Activists Face Penalty in College Admissions

  • Chelsea Manning: What Role Does Ministerial Discretion Play in Australia Case?

  • This 19th-Century Argument Over Federal Support for Christianity Still Resonates

  • Why Synthetic Marijuana Is So Risky & Dangerous

    Synthetic cannabinoids are laboratory-synthesized versions of THC – the active molecule in marijuana. But these dangerous copy-cat drugs can sicken and kill because they are unpredictable.

  • Petrichor: Why You Can Smell Rain

  • The Few Humanities Majors Who Dominate in the Business World

  • Making College More Affordable

  • Detecting ‘Deepfake’ Videos in the Blink of an Eye

  • Injecting Wastewater Underground During Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes: Study

  • Late Breakfast & Early Dinner Could Help You Lose Body Fat

  • Prisoners’ Strike Is a Reminder How Commonplace Inmate Labor Is

  • Tentative Deal to Replace NAFTA Puts Pressure on Canada in Win for Trump

  • John McCain Helped Build a Country That No Longer Reflects His Values

    Sen. John McCain, dead from brain cancer, ended his career with growing repudiation by his party and the public for positions, from national defense to bipartisanship, that he has long embodied.

  • Why the US Has the Campaign Finance Laws Michael Cohen Broke

  • How Concussions Stress the Heart to Protect the Brain

  • ‘BlacKkKlansman’ – A Deadly Serious Comedy

  • Kofi Annan: UN Diplomat’s Complicated Legacy

  • Why We Need Helium More Than Ever 150 Years After Its Discovery

    Helium lifts balloons and makes our voices squeak. But its supply on Earth is finite and is critical for modern industrial processes and medical imaging in hospitals. How worried should we be?

  • Stop Worrying About How Much Energy Bitcoin Uses

  • Saving the Brain With a New Nerve Agent Antidote

  • China’s Garbage Ban Upends US Recycling: Is It Time to Reconsider Incineration?

  • Civil Lawsuits Are Can Hold bishops Accountable for Abuse Cover-Ups

  • Ban ‘Killer Robots’ to Protect Fundamental Moral & Legal Principles

    A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.