Recognition of the risks posed by UV rays has motivated chemists to study what’s going on in our cells when they’re in the sun – and devise modern ways to ward off that damage.
By Marni Sommer, The Conversation
Menstruation is a pronounced burden for women in low-income countries and those who are displaced.
By Eileen Trauth, The Conversation
Military veterans have a higher unemployment rate than nonveterans, according to federal statistics. Research shows one reason may be that veterans fall prey to their own preconceptions about certain types of jobs, and miss out on promising opportunities.
By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, The Conversation
A New York City doctor mulls the reasons why some patients refuse to seek care -- and what needs to change.
By Megan Squire, The Conversation
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.
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