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Why we’re using filmmaking to encourage vaccination by Black and Latino Angelenos


COMMENTARY Two film crews comprised of Latino and Black cinematic arts graduate students made short films to counter vaccine fears in both communities. 745 words. By Jeremy Kagan, University of Southern California; Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, University of Southern California, and Sheila Murphy, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Reverse vaccination technique in mice suggests new way to teach the immune system not to attack lifesaving treatments

SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY A recent lab-stage study finds that preexposure to the proteins used to treat conditions like hemophilia A could help train the immune system to tolerate rather than attack therapies. 526 words. By Sathy Balu-Iyer, University at Buffalo

How vulnerable is your personal information? 4 essential reads

SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself. 841 words. By

Who invented video games?

SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY Video games are everywhere. So who was the first person to come up with the idea of playing a game on a computer screen? 881 words. By Noah Wardrip-Fruin, University of California, Santa Cruz

Will Carson v. Makin continue SCOTUS’ trend on religion in schools?


COMMENTARY Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine about aid to students attending religious schools, goes to the Supreme Court on Dec. 8, 2021. 992 words. By Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton

Millions of Americans struggle to pay their water bills – here’s how a national water aid program could work

COMMENTARY Should the U.S. help low-income households afford water service, as it does with heating and groceries? Chile does. An economist explains how it works there and how it could work here. 1228 words. By Joseph Cook, Washington State University

The pandemic is changing the way young people eat and how they feel about their bodies: 4 essential reads

COMMENTARY Rates of obesity and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia both surged among young people over the past two years. Scholars explain why, and how parents can support kids dealing with body shame. 792 words. By

Drop in students who come to the US to study could affect higher education and jobs

COMMENTARY The US has experienced a record decline in the number of international students. How long will the trend continue? An international education scholar weighs in. 1009 words. By David L. Di Maria, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Jury finds 3 Georgia men guilty of Ahmaud Arbery murder: 3 essential reads

COMMENTARY Experts help explain the context around the murder trial and convictions of Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan. 799 words. By

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