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Dinosaurs were 'too successful for their own good'

The migration of the dinosaurs across the globe was so rapid that it may have contributed to their demise, new research has found.<p>A study by …

Kronos, the Star That Has Devoured 15 Planets

You can tell because it's chock-full of planetary metals.<p>Last year, scientists discovered a binary star system around 320 light years from Earth which they nicknamed Krios and Kronos. These two stars are more chemically different than any other pair known to humanity, so different that at first …

Future Of America The Top Stress Creator For Americans, Survey Finds

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> While work and money are common sources of stress for many people, a new survey has found that they have company as the top …

The Impacts of Segregation on Discrimination in America

A new nationwide poll shows that African Americans are more often feeling discrimination not in suburbs but in urban neighborhoods.<p>The findings of a comprehensive survey on American discrimination conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public …

3Q: Revisit: Millennials Changing Binaries (in more ways than one, of course)

<i>Originally posted 6/20/2017</i>The term “millennial,” according to Frank Furstenberg, is an overly simplistic blanket term frequently used to describe …

The gun numbers: just 3% of American adults own a collective 133m firearms

Facts show owning more than 40 guns is actually fairly common in the United States, and violence falls most heavily on the country’s poorest neighborhoods<p>Related: It’s time to end America’s gun violence epidemic. Help us change the conversation<p>You’ve heard the statistics before: Americans have more …

Police Shootings of Native Americans are Underreported and Rising

The Native American population suffers from higher rates of police shootings, but this is generally underreported because the incidents often occur …

ACLU Poll: Majority of Americans, Including Trump Voters, Say Prison Population Should Be Reduced

A majority of Americans, including Trump voters, say there are problems with the criminal justice system and that the prison population should be …

Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in a hospital in Kern County, Calif., north of Los Angeles. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life.<p>The …

Crime

More Americans living without partners, especially young adults

<b>(CNN) —</b> Americans are less likely to share a roof with a partner than they were a decade ago, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.<p>Whereas 39% of all US adults lived without a partner or spouse in 2007, that number has risen to 42% in 2017, according to data from the …

What Americans are afraid of in the age of Trump

Just in time for Halloween, Chapman University has released its fourth annual survey of American fears.<p>Among other things, the survey asks respondents how afraid they are of more than 70 scary subjects, including spiders, medical bills and thermonuclear war.<p>Relative to last year, the list shows …

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How the American dream turned into greed and inequality

The American Dream is broken. Paul Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, recently stated that "in our country, the condition of your birth …

President Trump Was Elected A Year Ago — And Americans Are Feeling Aggrieved

Donald Trump won the votes of whites without a college degree by a bigger margin than any Republican presidential candidate since 1980. And there is reason for that. He gave voice to a group of people who have felt left behind.<p>"Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her …

Donald Trump

Welcome loners into society to prevent violence

The shootings in Texas were frightening. There are not that many of us who know the inside of the illness that so many of these shooters have. As a …

College pays…if you’re white

The staff at <i>How Much</i> recently visualized summaries from a Federal Reserve analysis showing how much a college degree can matter for your net worth. …

How Segregation Impedes Graduation: New Research to Know

And as segregation intensifies, efforts to raise graduation rates and achievement may stall, new studies suggest.

Most Americans believe U.S. at lowest point in history

59% of Americans believe that the United States is currently undergoing the lowest point in its history, according to the American Psychological …

'Shooting up' in broad daylight, daily drug deals and violent gangs - residents' harrowing account of life on Hull's Great Thornton Street

Great Thornton Street residents have spoken of their ever-increasing fears as a police operation revealed the harrowing impact of violent drug gangs …

Professor shames entire class by publishing students' browsing history

A university professor publicly shamed his students by publishing a complete list of the class's internet browsing history.<p>Entitled "Things I Noticed …

Technology: Killer or Savior Of The American Dream?

The American Dream is fading. Extensive research points to increasing social inequality and grossly declining rates of social mobility.<p>Technology has been cast as the antagonist to this, the primary killer of the American Dream and perpetuator of social inequality. However, technology itself is …

Sociologists Reveal That More of Us Will Die Alone Than Ever Before

Black Americans will be disproportionately affected.<p>Getting old is hard, and for a lot of people, loneliness makes that process even more difficult. …

Demographics

What Is Social Stratification, and Why Does It Matter?

How Sociologists Define and Study This Phenomenon<p>Social stratification refers to the way people are ranked and ordered in society. In Western …

Sociology

America’s obesity problem isn’t getting better: study

NEW YORK — America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research.<p>Overall, obesity figures stayed about the same: …

Boston University

Chief Justice John Roberts is now feuding with the entire field of sociology

Read the surprisingly scathing letter leading sociologists sent to him.<p>The Supreme Court is currently considering a landmark case challenging partisan gerrymandering, specifically Wisconsin Republicans’ efforts to draw state assembly districts so as to firmly entrench their majority. At the heart …

Brown v. Board of Education

America may be more divided now than at any time since the Civil War

<b>(Getty/Lee Walters)</b><p>Opinion polls and common sense both tell us our nation is hopelessly divided. But there’s room for optimism<p>Conor Lynch<p>October 14, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>The United States has always been a nation divided. Since its founding almost two and a half centuries ago, the country’s very …

Racial segregation and Southern lynching

Lynchings in the American South reached their peak in the 1890s, but their impact persists today. This column applies a new measure of segregation to …

13 of the Scariest Places on Earth

You'll want to leave a light on when you read this.<p>Halloween may be in October, but for anyone with a passport and a strong constitution, the thrill …

Roads

What You Need To Know About The Mole, An Important Chemistry Idea

October 23rd marks Mole Day in the United States. Chemistry classes and chemistry enthusiasts celebrate this unofficial holiday with activities, cakes and jokes galore. Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>What is a mole?</b><p>A mole is a unit of measurement in chemistry. Here is the official definition: One …

Chemistry

A Physicist Has Created a Lab-Sized "Black Hole"

The experiment's results may finally prove that Hawking radiation exists.<p>Black holes swallow up everything, and nothing escapes. This property, the most iconic characteristic of these mysterious space phenomena, had its first major challenge this week when Techonion professor Jeff Steinhauer posted …