Talking with people at gun shows about suicide prevention and the risks of unsecured firearms can nudge them to lock up their weapons, a new study shows.
yesterday • ~9 min
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Americans are essentially speaking separate, polarized languages, an analysis of words in cable news video comments indicates.
yesterday • ~6 min
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Brain scans of liberals and conservatives indicate "a neural basis to partisan biases, and some language especially drives polarization."
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~9 min
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The pandemic has made livestreamed worship services the new normal, but research finds an existing and growing role for technology in religious life.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 religion mobile-devices featured society-and-culture social-lives
Characters in children's television shows can shape kids' opinions and preferences, but STEM programming largely leave Latinx and female characters out.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: gender television stem society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity
Is trick-or-treating okay this year? Can you safely leave candy out for any costumed kids? Experts break down what's safe for your Halloween.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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Elections are strange in 2020. Political scientists offer guidance on conspiracy theories, democratic backsliding, and voting by mail.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~14 min
Tags: united-states democracy featured society-and-culture elections voters race-and-ethnicity
A closer look at the data says no, women don't sabotage their own earnings to align with the "male breadwinner norm."
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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While the number of college-age young adults drinking has fallen, the number using marijuana, or both marijuana and alcohol, is up, researchers say.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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