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-‘Whitey on the Moon’
COMMENTARY In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron penned a spoken word song called ‘Whitey on the Moon’ that criticized the 1969 Moon landing. A hip-hop scholar explains why the song still reverberates today. 785 words. By A.D. Carson, University of Virginia
COMMENTARY An economist explains what a recession is, who decides and why it took so long to learn that the COVID-19 downturn was officially over. 714 words. By Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University
COMMENTARY New state laws in the US banning teaching about systemic racism raise the question: Does the Constitution protect public school teachers’ right to choose how and what to teach? 1043 words. By Frank LoMonte, University of Florida
SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY A biomedical engineer explains the basic research that led to the discovery of insulin and its transformation into a lifesaving treatment for millions of people with diabetes. 1074 words. By James P. Brody, University of California, Irvine
COMMENTARY While women felt more included when they perceived male colleagues as allies, men who saw themselves that way reported more personal growth as a result. 715 words. By Meg Warren, Western Washington University
COMMENTARY Multiple difficult childhood experiences can lead to depression and anxiety during college, research has found. Lack of support often makes things worse. 515 words. By Toni Watt, Texas State University
RELIGION John Locke and John Stewart Mill don’t provide much in the way of justification for ignoring public health advice in a pandemic. Mikhail Bakunin, however... 1036 words. By Michael Locke McLendon, California State University, Los Angeles
COMMENTARY ‘When in doubt, throw it out’ – and more tips to make sure your festive feast won’t make you sick. 905 words. By Ruth S. MacDonald, Iowa State University
COMMENTARY Expanding free lunch programs could also reduce stigma for students, lower administrative burdens for schools and create jobs for communities. 629 words. By Matthew J. Landry, Stanford University
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