How Sarah Baartman’s hips went from a symbol of exploitation to a source of empowerment for Black women

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  Sarah Baartman was an international sensation of objectification.British Library Rokeshia Renné Ashley, Florida International University How Sarah Baartman’s hips went from a symbol of exploitation to a source of empowerment for Black women In “BLACK EFFECT,” a track from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s 2018 collaborative album “EVERYTHING IS LOVE,” Beyoncé describes […]

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It’s not just bad behavior – why social media design makes it hard to have constructive disagreements online

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It’s not just bad behavior – why social media design makes it hard to have constructive disagreements online Technology can trip people up on the road to finding common ground. Johanna Svennberg/iStock via Getty Images Amanda Baughan, University of Washington Good-faith disagreements are a normal part of society and building […]

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Is climate change to blame for the recent weather disasters?

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Is climate change to blame for the recent weather disasters? 2 things you need to understand Evidence connects human-caused climate change to heat waves. Ties to some other extremes aren’t as clear cut.AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino Scott Denning, Colorado State University Summer isn’t even half over, and we’ve seen heat waves in […]

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Lab–grown and plant–based meat: the science, psychology and future of meat alternatives

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Would you eat cultured meat? HQuality via Shutterstock Daniel Merino, The Conversation and Gemma Ware, The Conversation Lab–grown and plant–based meat: the science, psychology and future of meat alternatives – podcast How do you mimic meat? We take a look at the science behind plant-based and cultured meat in this episode […]

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Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

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Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD? A common sight: smartphones at mealtime. Phones at dinner via shutterstock.com Kostadin Kushlev, University of Virginia When was the last time you opened your laptop midconversation or brought your desktop computer to the dinner table? Ridiculous, right? But if you are […]

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Why vacations feel like they’re over before they even start

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People tend to reflexively assume that fun events will go by really quickly. Chris Clor/Getty Images Selin Malkoc, The Ohio State University Why vacations feel like they’re over before they even start. For many people, summer vacation can’t come soon enough – especially for the half of Americans who canceled […]

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Monitoring our health with smartwatches

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Monitoring our health with smartwatches Monitoring our health with smartwatches, wearable devices are increasingly used for tracking health data and identifying problems. Watch the conversation from Wednesday, May 26 exploring the promise and pitfalls of personal tech. Once geared toward fitness enthusiasts, Fitbits, Apple Watches and other wearable sensors are […]

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