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  • Why Easter Is Called Easter, & Other Little-Known Facts About the Holiday

    A scholar explains the rich historical roots of Easter and how it has evolved over the centuries.

  • 5 Ways Parents Can Help Children With the ‘New’ Math

  • What Is International Trans Day of Visibility?

  • 4 Reasons Unaccompanied Minor Children Have Created a ‘Border Crisis’

  • Suez Canal Blockage: Top 3 Takeaways After Ship Is Freed

  • Godzilla vs. Kong: A Functional Morphologist Uses Science to Pick a Winner

    Hollywood loves a good monster battle, and where better to turn for inspiration than the animal kingdom? Traits from real animals can provide clues about the fighting prowess of Kong and Godzilla.

  • Suez Canal Blockage: What It Takes to Unwedge a Megaship

  • Many QAnon Followers Report Having Mental Health Diagnoses

  • This Passover Will Be a Time to Recognize Tragedies & Offer Hope

  • Growing Evidence Shows How Service Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD

  • Why Those Who Have Had COVID-19 Should Still Get Vaccinated

    If you've already had the coronavirus and recovered, you might be tempted to give the vaccine a pass. A scientist explains why the shot offers the best protection against future infection.

  • How Safe & Effective Is the AstraZeneca Vaccine? 5 Questions Answered

  • Cicadas Brood X: Billions of Noisy Insects Coming Soon to Trees Near You

  • What Is a Hate Crime? Experts Say It Is Hard to Charge & Convict

  • How Effective Is the First Shot of the Pfizer or Moderna Vaccine?

  • St. Patrick’s Day: A Time to Toast … Your Liver

  • Billions of Cicadas May Be Coming Soon to Trees Near You

  • Daylight Saving Time Could Hit Even Harder This Year Because of COVID-19

  • 3 Medical Innovations Fueled by COVID-19 That Will Outlast the Pandemic

  • Support for QAnon Is Hard to Measure – & Polls May Overestimate It

    How many Americans really have lost touch with reality and support the QAnon conspiracy theory? It's a hard question to answer for pollsters and researchers.

  • The Science Behind Keeping Frozen Wind Turbines Spinning in the Cold

  • 6 COVID-19 Treatments Helping Patients Survive

  • How Black Cartographers Put Racism on the Map of America

  • How Does the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Compare to Moderna & Pfizer?

  • What’s Behind $15,000 Electricity Bills in Texas Amid Weather Crisis?

    Some Texans are receiving eye-popping electric bills after power providers passed on volatile costs to some of their customers – legally.

  • Long COVID: How Many People Get It & Who Is Most at Risk?

  • Power Outages: 4 Questions Answered About Weather-Driven Blackouts

  • NASA Perseverance Rover Seeks Evidence of Past Life on Mars

  • Valentine’s Day: This Trait Could be Key to a Lasting Romance

  • How the Affordable Care Act Can Keep People out of Prison

    Many people who are incarcerated have problems with substance abuse, which often may have led to their incarceration. A lack of health insurance often impedes their ability to get treatment.