The Supreme Court is back in session, with new controversial cases that stand to change many Americans’ lives – here’s what to expect

The Supreme Court is set to start its latest term on Oct. 3, 2022. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Following a dramatic year of controversial rulings, the Supreme Court begins hearing new cases on Oct. 3, 2022, with a full agenda. The court overturned abortion rights and expanded gun rights in June 2022 as the new conservative… Continue reading The Supreme Court is back in session, with new controversial cases that stand to change many Americans’ lives – here’s what to expect

The Supreme Court is back in session, with new controversial cases that stand to change many Americans’ lives – here’s what to expect

The Supreme Court is set to start its latest term on Oct. 3, 2022. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Following a dramatic year of controversial rulings, the Supreme Court begins hearing new cases on Oct. 3, 2022, with a full agenda. The court overturned abortion rights and expanded gun rights in June 2022 as the new conservative… Continue reading The Supreme Court is back in session, with new controversial cases that stand to change many Americans’ lives – here’s what to expect

The Supreme Court is back in session, with new controversial cases that stand to change many Americans’ lives – here’s what to expect

The Supreme Court is set to start its latest term on Oct. 3, 2022. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images Following a dramatic year of controversial rulings, the Supreme Court begins hearing new cases on Oct. 3, 2022, with a full agenda. The court overturned abortion rights and expanded gun rights in June 2022 as the new conservative… Continue reading The Supreme Court is back in session, with new controversial cases that stand to change many Americans’ lives – here’s what to expect

Do multimillion-dollar dinosaur auctions erode trust in science?

Sotheby’s sold a 77 million-year-old Gorgosaurus skeleton for over $6 million in July 2022. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Dinosaurs are in the news these days, but it’s not just for groundbreaking discoveries. More and more paleontologists are ringing alarm bells about high-profile auctions in which dinosaur fossils sell for outrageous sums. The most recent example involves… Continue reading Do multimillion-dollar dinosaur auctions erode trust in science?

What’s a laureate? A classicist explains the word’s roots in Ancient Greek victors winning crowns of laurel leaves

Laurel was an ancient symbol of medicine, the arts and the end of war. naphtalina/E+ via Getty Images When the Nobel Prizes are handed out each year, honorees each receive a medal and monetary prize. Even in the absence of these material goods, the honor of being a Nobel laureate persists as part of someone’s… Continue reading What’s a laureate? A classicist explains the word’s roots in Ancient Greek victors winning crowns of laurel leaves

The term ‘achievement gap’ fosters a negative view of Black students

Is it time to find new language to describe racial disparities in education? Will & Deni McIntyre via Getty Images The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Despite long-standing efforts to close the racial “achievement gap” in education, the term does more to trigger racist stereotypes and causes… Continue reading The term ‘achievement gap’ fosters a negative view of Black students

Native Americans’ decadeslong struggle for control over sacred lands is making progress

Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii, with an observatory visible on its summit. Native Hawaiians consider the mountain sacred and object to construction on it. Chris Condon/PGA TOUR via Getty Images Who should manage public land that is sacred to Native Americans? That is the question that the United States government and some states… Continue reading Native Americans’ decadeslong struggle for control over sacred lands is making progress

Hurricane Ian flooded a hospital and forced evacuations from dozens of nursing homes – many health facilities face similar risks from severe storms

Nursing homes patients had to be evacuated after Hurricane Ian cut access to safe water supplies. AP Photo/John Raoux Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms to hit the U.S., tore part of the roof off a hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida, and flooded the building’s lower level emergency room, sending staff scrambling to… Continue reading Hurricane Ian flooded a hospital and forced evacuations from dozens of nursing homes – many health facilities face similar risks from severe storms

Yom Kippur is coming soon – what does Judaism actually say about forgiveness?

Two women embrace before a Yom Kippur service held outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Jewish High Holidays are fast approaching: Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. While the first really commemorates the creation of the world, Jews view both holidays as a chance to reflect… Continue reading Yom Kippur is coming soon – what does Judaism actually say about forgiveness?

Why it’s such a big deal that Alla Pugacheva, ‘the tsarina of Russian pop,’ came out against the war in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Alla Pugacheva during a 2014 awards ceremony honoring the pop singer with the Order For Merit to the Fatherland. Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images Days before Russian President Vladimir Putin announced hasty referendums in the occupied regions of Ukraine and the conscription of Russian men, Russian singer Alla Pugacheva posted a message… Continue reading Why it’s such a big deal that Alla Pugacheva, ‘the tsarina of Russian pop,’ came out against the war in Ukraine