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Character  &  Context

By Adam Brown

Do you think that there are more women receiving degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) than men? Moreover, if the numbers were equal, do...

Science in Society

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By Xiaoming Jiang

As social animals, human beings possess a unique ability to communicate social...


Community Perspectives

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By Adam Bear

It happens hundreds of times a day: We press snooze on the...


Science in Society

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By Rita A. McNamara

In 1999, 55-year-old Tony Martin shot 16-year-old Fred Barras dead after...


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By Melissa J. Ferguson

According to the old adage, one never gets a second chance...


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