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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Interstate 69 in Humble, Texas is covered by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. AP Photo/David J. Phillip Wanyun Shao, Auburn University and Siyuan Xian, Princeton University Hurricane Harvey was the most powerful...
amazon

Ramsi Woodcock, Georgia State University Amazon formally takes ownership of Whole Foods after the Federal Trade Commission signaled on August 23 that it wouldn’t stop the deal. The online retailer isn’t wasting any time remaking the...

Sheep, giant pandas, mouse lemurs, capybaras, and fur seals all have something in common when it comes to communication. All of them produce calls with rapid, vibrato-like fundamental frequency modulation--commonly known as bleats or...

Individuals who have a high level of moral reasoning show increased activity in the brain's frontostriatal reward system, both during periods of rest and while performing a sequential risk taking and decision making task...

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University As someone who researches generational differences, I find one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “What generation am I in?” If you were born before 1980, that’s a...

Rodney Benson, New York University and Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania On July 28, Apple heiress Laurene Powell Jobs bought a majority stake in The Atlantic. It’s the latest media purchase by the billionaire class, a...

Jennifer Wenzel, Columbia University On August 12, Charlottesville Daily Progress photographer Ryan M. Kelly captured the exact moment that Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields, Jr. drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counterprotesters, injuring...

More Women are Becoming Game Developers, but there's a Long Way to Go Brooke Maggs, Deakin University Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows a rise in the number of women working in the...

Anthony Hussenot, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global trend: from creative entrepreneurs to...
solar eclipse

Roger Culver, Colorado State University On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of the United States. As the Earth and moon sweep through space in their annual journey around the sun,...
cognitive

One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related -- on average, people who are better at a skill like reasoning are generally also better at...

Alice H. Eagly, Northwestern University It’s no secret that Silicon Valley employs many more men than women in tech jobs. What’s much harder to agree on is why. The recent anti-diversity memo by a now former...