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What Public School Students Are Allowed To Say on Social Media May Be About to Change
  • 26 February 2021
A Supreme Court decision may provide some clarity on the issue.
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Audio Chatrooms Like Clubhouse Tap Into Age-Old Appeal of the Human Voice
  • 26 February 2021
The attention the app is getting is part of a wider reinvention and reinvigoration of...
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Where Does Plastic Pollution Go When It Enters the Ocean?
  • 26 February 2021
Of the hundreds of millions of tons of plastic waste we produce each year, it’s...
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Misinformation-Spewing Cable Companies Come Under Scrutiny
  • 26 February 2021
If its services help deliver misinformation to your home, what responsibility does Comcast have for...
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Conspiracy Theories May Start to Take Hold at Age 14
  • 25 February 2021
Many adolescents have been home schooled and isolated from their peer groups for much of...
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U.S. Capitol riot
What Is Fascism?
  • 25 February 2021
Important to most fascists is the idea that the nation’s “patriots” have been let down,...
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What Are the Origins of Lent?
  • 22 February 2021
The practice of fasting from food for spiritual reasons is found in the three largest...
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Can the Laws of Physics Disprove God?
  • 22 February 2021
‘If there is a God who created the entire universe and ALL of its laws...
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Baby food
How Safe Is Your Baby Food? Company Reports Show Arsenic, Lead and Other Heavy Metals
  • 22 February 2021
Heavy metals including lead, arsenic and mercury can be found in commercial baby foods at...
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If Big Tech Has the Will, Here Are Ways Research Shows Self-Regulation Can Work
  • 22 February 2021
Research shows three key ways social media self-regulation can work.
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Cats Don’t Avoid Strangers Who Behave Badly Towards Their Owners, Unlike Dogs
  • 19 February 2021
Cat cognition research suggests cats do form emotional bonds with their humans.
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Why Do Mass Shootings Spawn Conspiracy Theories?
  • 19 February 2021
While conspiracy theories are not limited to any topic, one type of event seems particularly...
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