'Constructive arguing' can help keep the peace at your Thanksgiving table

Talking with people who hold different political views doesn't have to be an exercise in futile rage. Here are some tips to help you peacefully and fruitfully discuss spicy topics.

James M. Honeycutt, Lecturer in Executive Education, The University of Texas at Dallas and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies from Louisiana State University, University of Texas at Dallas • conversation
Nov. 25, 2020 ~6 min

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What's cellular about a cellphone?

A professor of wireless communications explains the origins of cellular networks and how they evolved into today's 5G networks.

Daniel Bliss, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Political leaders’ views on COVID-19 risk are highly infectious in a polarized nation – we see the same with climate change

Research and a recent campaign rally show how political leaders' rhetoric can shape risk perceptions among their loyal followers.

Wanyun Shao, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Alabama • conversation
Oct. 13, 2020 ~7 min

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Political leaders' attitudes toward COVID-19 risk are highly infectious in a polarized nation – just like climate change denial

Research and a recent campaign rally show how political leaders' rhetoric can shape risk perceptions among their loyal followers.

Wanyun Shao, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Alabama • conversation
Oct. 13, 2020 ~7 min

 climate-change  covid-19  coronavirus  social-science  pandemic  donald-trump  social-distancing  communication  denial  face-mask  political-leadership  conservative

Some bees are born curious while others are more single-minded – new research hints at how the hive picks which flowers to feast on

New research suggests individual bees are born with one of two learning styles – either curious or focused. Their genetic tendency has implications for how the hive works together.

Chelsea Cook, Assistant Professor in Biology, Marquette University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Why our screens leave us hungry for more nutritious forms of social interaction

Social media is the refined sugar of human communication.

mc schraefel, Professor of Computer Science and Human Performance, University of Southampton • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Face masks: why your eyes might be saying more than you realise

Your mouth might be obscured, but science shows you say a huge amount with your eyes.

Nigel Holt, Professor of Psychology, Aberystwyth University • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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How leadership in various countries has affected COVID-19 response effectiveness

Countries across the globe responded differently to the pandemic, and results show a difference in effectiveness as well.

Leslie Ruyle, Associate Research Scientist and Assistant Director Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Masks and distancing make it tough for the hard-of-hearing, but here's how to help

Audiologists recommend enhanced communication strategies in the time of coronavirus to help the nearly 60 million Americans living with hearing loss in one or both ears.

Nicole Marrone, Associate Professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Face masks are a challenge for people with hearing difficulties

Here are five tips for the hearing impaired.

Kevin Munro, Ewing Professor of Audiology, University of Manchester • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

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