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When was talking invented? A language scientist explains how this unique feature of human beings may have evolved

Humans are the only animals that express their thoughts in full sentences. Oliver Rossi/DigitalVision via Getty Images Richard Futrell, University… Read More

10 hours ago

Monkeypox is now a national public health emergency in the U.S. – an epidemiologist explains what this means

The goal of the public health emergency declaration is to prevent monkeypox from becoming a widespread threat to public health.… Read More

2 days ago

The US government’s call for deep nicotine reduction in cigarettes could save millions of lives – an expert who studies tobacco addiction explains

A 95% reduction in the nicotine content of cigars and cigarettes would make these tobacco products largely nonaddictive. Robert Recker/The… Read More

3 days ago

Inflation is spiking around the world – not just in the United States

Rates are spiking in most comparable countries. Jesus Hellin/Europa Press via Getty Images Christopher Decker, University of Nebraska Omaha The… Read More

6 days ago

Feeling connected enhances mental and physical health – here are 4 research-backed ways to find moments of connection with loved ones and strangers

Connecting can mean sharing a hearty laugh. Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision via Getty Images Dave Smallen, Metropolitan State University A woman and… Read More

1 week ago

Home charging for electric vehicles: What you need to know

Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasing in popularity as drivers consider the operating cost of owning an automobile as well as… Read More

1 week ago

Is the US in a recession? Well, that depends on whom you ask – and what measure they use

Fears that the U.S. is in recession are growing. Spencer Platt/Getty Images D. Brian Blank, Mississippi State University The U.S.… Read More

1 week ago

Proclaim debt amnesty throughout all the land? A biblical solution to a present-day problem

Part of a restoration edict of Ammisaduqa, one of the rulers of ancient Babylon. © The Trustees of the British… Read More

2 weeks ago

Why do hammerhead sharks have hammer-shaped heads?

A great hammerhead shark’s two eyes can be 3 feet apart on opposite sides of its skull. Ken Kiefer 2/Image… Read More

2 weeks ago

Human garbage is a plentiful but dangerous source of food for polar bears finding it harder to hunt seals on dwindling sea ice

Scenes like this one are becoming increasingly common in the Arctic. ALEXANDER GRIR/Contributor/AFP via Getty Images Thomas Scott Smith, Brigham… Read More

2 weeks ago

Inflation and high housing costs spur more baby boomers to find roommates

Inflation and high housing costs spur more baby boomers to find roommates Amid high inflation and rising housing costs, some… Read More

3 weeks ago

How the Black Wage Gap Impacts Black Households Today

Source While it's no secret that Black Americans have always earned less than their white and Asian counterparts, the gap… Read More

3 weeks ago

Children of Incarcerated Individuals Need Support: Here’s How You Can Helps

Source It's no secret that the United States takes a tough stance on crime. This is evident in our high… Read More

3 weeks ago

Vitamin D2 and D3: what’s the difference and which should you take?

Vitamin D3 is found in fish, cheese, and eggs. Cegli/Shutterstock James Brown, Aston University Vitamin D is important for maintaining… Read More

3 weeks ago

Swelling grocery bills are pummeling the poorest – who spend over a quarter of their incomes on food

= Food prices are soaring. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images David Soll, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire CC BY-ND The… Read More

3 weeks ago

France reenters medical marijuana industry after more than a half-century hiatus – a cannabis historian explains

France led the world in medical marijuana research in the 19th century. CasarsaGuru/E+ via Getty Images David A Guba, Jr.,… Read More

4 weeks ago

What does it mean to be a ‘person’? Different cultures have different answers

A 4-month-old baby girl is tended by her grandmother inside a church in Duekoue, Ivory Coast, in 2011. AP Photo/Rebecca… Read More

4 weeks ago

Drug Addicted Couple-Max and Sid

Soft White Underbelly interview and portrait of Max and Sid, a drug-addicted couple on Skid Row. Here's a link to… Read More

4 weeks ago

Your body has an internal clock that dictates when you eat, sleep and might have a heart attack – all based on time of day

Syncing your circadian rhythm to a natural light-dark cycle could improve your health and well-being. nambitomo/iStock via Getty Images Plus… Read More

1 month ago

Defining when human life begins is not a question science can answer – it’s a question of politics and ethical values

Science can observe these various phases of fetal development but cannot determine when human life begins. UrsaHoogle/E+ via Getty Images… Read More

1 month ago

First bipartisan gun control bill in a generation signed into law: 3 essential reads on what it means

President Joe Biden signs the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Howard Manly, The Conversation… Read More

1 month ago

Wealth of nations: Why some are rich, others are poor – and what it means for future prosperity

What makes a nation wealthy? Getty Images Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology Why are some nations rich and… Read More

2 months ago

‘A revolutionary ruling – and not just for abortion’: A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of Dobbs

Anti-abortion protestors celebrate the overturning of Roe v. Wade outside the US Supreme Court on June 24. Olivier Douliery/AFP via… Read More

2 months ago

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