The average Internet user has 19 different passwords for various accounts and websites. "Qwerty” and “123456 remain the most popular. To commemorate World Password Day, learn why these bad habits persist and how to choose more secure codes.
By Philip Misevich, St. John's University, Daniel Domingues, University of Missouri-Columbia, David Eltis, Emory University, Nafees M. Khan, Clemson University, Nicholas Radburn, University of Southern California
A new digital archive seeks to track the path of the 12.5 million African slaves who were part of the largest forced oceanic migration in human history.
By David Hu, Patricia Yang, The Conversation
Defecation duration is surprisingly similar throughout the mammal world. The average mammal defecates for 12 seconds, even though volume varies greatly between species.
By Nicholas Dodman, The Conversation
#CatSquare, the latest social media craze, could be caused by cats' proclivity to seek out spaces that give them a sense of safety and security.
By Joannie Tremblay-Boire for The Conversation
With foreign aid on the chopping block, it’s important for Americans to understand how it works, who benefits from it and how U.S. contributions stack up.
By David Alpher for The Conversation
As costly as inaction has been in the six years since the Arab Spring uprisings first took hold in Syria, recent history suggests that removing Syrian President Bashar Assad in a hurry would be an even bigger mistake.
By Brian Thiede, Lillie Greiman, Stephan Weiler, Steven Beda and Tessa Conroy for The Conversation
The data paint a rich and sometimes surprising picture of the U.S. today.
By Gareth Ffowc Roberts for The Conversation
One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or “pi”, but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn’t come from Greece at all.
By Reagan Waskom and David J. Cooper for The Conversation
Some farmers and ranchers fear the Clean Water Rule could expand federal regulations that impact their private property rights.
By Monte Mills for The Conversation
On Feb. 8 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reversed course and issued an easement allowing the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. That decision followed a presidential memorandum indicating…
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