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COMMENTARY You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray. 1162 words. By Filippo Menczer, Indiana University
COMMENTARY Pronouncements made by the Chinese government often cloak a hidden agenda. 1126 words. By Shuaishuai Wang, University of Amsterdam
COMMENTARY Those directly exposed to toxic dust and trauma on and after 9/11 carry with them a generation of chronic health conditions, which are placing them at higher risk during the pandemic and as they age. 1188 words. By Roberto Lucchini, Florida International University
COMMENTARY Islamophobia increased post-9/11. Twenty years later, American Muslims are still dealing with the mental health effects – and research barriers limit what is known about what puts them at risk. 1114 words. By Amelia Noor-Oshiro, Johns Hopkins University
COMMENTARY It’s easy to make fun of California politics. But a longtime scholar of those politics says the attempt to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is part of a long-running attempt to hold government accountable. 1111 words. By Raphael J. Sonenshein, California State University, Los Angeles
COMMENTARY A decade ago, solar power was a tiny sliver of the US energy supply. Today it’s expanding rapidly – and the Biden administration wants to make it much, much bigger. 972 words. By Joshua D. Rhodes, University of Texas at Austin
COMMENTARY The Department of Education is investigating whether state bans on mask requirements in schools discriminate against students with disabilities. 681 words. By Claire Raj, University of South Carolina
COMMENTARY As federal student loan debt continues to rise, a number of scholars discuss how debt affects the nation’s college students, graduates and the economy as a whole. 710 words. By
SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY The Inspiration4 mission is sending four civilians to space for three days. Though still funded by a billionaire, the mission is a step forward in the nascent space tourism industry. 770 words. By Wendy Whitman Cobb, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies
COMMENTARY A fire scientist explains the risk of flying embers that can travel over a mile from a wildfire and how people can protect their homes. 1077 words. By David Blunck, Oregon State University
COMMENTARY A lot has happened since the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A portrait in data highlights trends in everything from case counts, to research publications, to variant spread. 1106 words. By Katelyn Jetelina, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
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