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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How where you’re born influences the person you become

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In some societies, kids are taught that they’re in control of their own happiness – which makes them more indulgent.Oleksii Synelnykov/Shutterstock.com Samuel Putnam, Bowdoin College and Masha A. Gartstein, Washington State University How where you’re born influences the person you become. As early as the fifth century, the Greek historian […]

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Zaila Avant-garde – 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee champ

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Zaila Avant-garde – 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee champ – stands where Black children were once kept out Zaila Avant-garde is the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.Jim Watson/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Shalini Shankar, Northwestern University When Zaila Avant-garde, 14, won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee […]

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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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Supreme Court affirms tribal police authority over non-Indians

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Supreme Court affirms tribal police authority over non-Indians The actions of a Crow Nation police officer were in question at the Supreme Court.Crow Nation Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the sovereign power of American Indian tribes on June 1, 2021, ruling that tribal police officers […]

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Narcissistic people aren’t just full of themselves

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Narcissistic people aren’t just full of themselves – new research finds they’re more likely to be aggressive and violent People who think they are superior have no qualms about attacking those they regard as inferior.Sigrid Olsson/PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections via Getty Images Brad Bushman, The Ohio State University and Sophie […]

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To navigate the dangers of the web, you need critical thinking – but also critical ignoring

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To navigate the dangers of the web, you need critical thinking – but also critical ignoring Kids can be taught to read the web critically. Os Tartarouchos/Moment/Getty Images Sam Wineburg, Stanford University The web is a treacherous place. A website’s author may not be its author. References that confer legitimacy […]

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