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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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