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Colleges Promise to Be Less Politically Correct

After protests shut down events hosting conservative speakers, schools reassess approach to free speech<p>A string of protests on college campuses that shut down events hosting conservative speakers has prompted universities around the country to pledge more tolerance for diverse opinions, but …

Education

Hundreds gather to mourn victim of bicyclist killed in Towson hit-and-run

Hundreds of mourners stood shoulder-to-shoulder filling a South Baltimore funeral home Saturday to remember 20-year-old Aaron Laciny as a passionate …

Why America Is Less Active Than Ever | International Business Times

Apparently, we are a country that loves to sit inside and marathon watch "The Handmaid’s Tale." A new study revealed that activity levels in America …

Wellness

Musician auctions off customized trailer

A musician and Johns Hopkins University professor is auctioning off a teardrop trailer he took on tour, with part of the proceeds going to help fund …

Education

How Dads Can Decrease Their Kid’s Obesity Risk, According To Science

Fathers worried about their kids becoming overweight might want to spend more time with them, a new study suggests. While past research from the …

Parenting

Former UN official claims humanitarian aid is simply not working anymore

“The humanitarian system was not designed to address the types of complex conflicts that are happening at present”<p>Paul Spiegel, a former senior …

Humanitarianism

Everything You Need to Know About Working Out and Beer

​Will a pint after exercise kill your gains?<p>“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”<p>Or so 1977’s Arnold Schwarzenegger would have you believe. By contrast, some modern gym rats swear by GOMAD (gallon of milk a day) and feel guilty just looking at anything vaguely alcoholic. …

Muscle

Video of a White Woman Demanding a White Doctor Shocked Everyone ... Except Black Doctors

A viral video of a woman at a Canadian clinic demanding to see a white doctor has the internet buzzing about her demands. While many are shocked by …

Health Care

To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower

On behalf of students and alumni from all Ivy-Plus universities, we call on our institutions to join the “We Are Still In” coalition<p>America’s top universities expend considerable efforts to lead in the rankings, but last week they fell short—missing a critical opportunity to show moral leadership …

Climate

Trump budget targets programs that protect children

When the Trump administration released its Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal last month, it was titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” To …

Poverty

Researchers Uncover What Causes Cancer Cells to Spread and How We Can Slow It

Understanding Cancer Cells<p>Treating cancer can be tricky: for one, cancer cells tend to spread quickly, known as metastasis — a behavior which …

Cancer

Is the American dream really dead?

Research shows that poor people in the US are 20 times less likely to believe hard work will get them ahead than their (poorer) Latin American counterparts – with white Americans particularly pessimistic. What’s driving their despair?<p>The United States has a long-held reputation for exceptional …

Social Justice

Kalter: Cell migration study may be cancer breakthrough

Cancer is the enemy within — unpredictable, aggressive, sometimes unbeatable.But a new discovery has shown the disease may behave similarly to …

Health

Visiting student researcher in Johns Hopkins lab struck, killed by motorist in biking accident

A visiting student researcher killed as he bicycled north of Baltimore late Monday was an enthusiastic young scientist with great initiative, …

Education

What’s really going on in America’s confrontation with Russia in Syria

On the surface, Washington and Moscow’s latest spat over Syrian airspace sounds worryingly like a precursor to war between the two nuclear powers. In reality, this was just the latest and loudest in a series of maneuvers, as the two Cold War adversaries posture over whether the Syrian government or …

Syria

How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess?

The problem with American health care is not the care. It’s the insurance.<p>Both parties have stumbled to enact comprehensive health care reform because they insist on patching up a rickety, malfunctioning model. The insurance company model drives up prices and fragments care. Rather than rejecting …

Health Care

A new claim from the quack decapitator

Sergio Canavero is now claiming to have achieved successful repair/regeneration of severed spinal cords by something he pompously calls The Gemini …

Cleveland

Where Were the Women?: Rethinking Marriage Resistance and Regional Culture in South China

Where Were the Women?: Rethinking Marriage Resistance and Regional Culture in South China<p>In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the …

Marriage

The Principlism-Confucianism Debate Continues

To some people, this might seem like a cliché already. But truly, the priciplism-Confucianism debate continues. In this issue of <i>ABR</i>, the academic …

Chinese Philosophy

Thousands gather in city to unleash their Pride

Thousands gathered Saturday afternoon along Charles Street to take part in Baltimore Pride, an annual celebration of Maryland's SGL (same-gender …

LGBTQ

Shrinking data for surgical training

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique in which a fiber-optic camera is inserted into a patient’s abdominal cavity to provide a video feed that guides …

Boston

Katherine Bixby named head Women's Basketball coach at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Director of Athletics Alanna Shanahan has announced the appointment of Katherine Bixby as the university's head women's basketball …

College & University

Study finds 1 in 5 patients suffer antibiotic side effects

Prescribed antibiotics led to adverse side effects in a fifth of the patients examined in a new Johns Hopkins Medicine study, which also found that …

Medicine

North Korea is sitting on trillions of dollars of untapped wealth, and its neighbors want in

Few think of North Korea as being a prosperous nation. But it is rich in one regard: mineral resources.<p>Currently North Korea is alarming neighbors with its frequent missile tests, and the US with its attempts to field long-range nuclear missiles that can hit American cities. A sixth nuclear test …

North Korea

Biomedical engineering researchers' findings and methodology are game-changers

A study by three researchers in VCU's Department of Biomedical Engineering enhances understanding of a cell's response to mechanical cues from its …

Biomedical Engineering

Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become …

Cancer

Sweden cut its smoking rate to just 5% — here's what the rest of the world can learn

In the United States, about 15% of people smoke. Over the next three years, the Centers for Disease Control hopes to get that rate down to just 12%.<p>Sweden, meanwhile, has been living in the single-digits for years. Its national smoking rate is just 5%. According to recent data, the next-lowest rate …

Public Health

Seventh grader who scored perfect SAT score now helping to create MRSA vaccine

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- Can geometry help you play better ping pong? Moody Middle School student Cameron Sharma hopes it can help him beat his …

Education

Terms of a ‘soft’ exit will dispel illusion of taking back control

From Matthias Matthijs, Johns Hopkins University — This week’s most read letter

Brexit

Boston schools revamp programs to tackle the summer learning slide

Boston school officials, in an attempt to boost attendance and achievement in summer programs, will be moving toward a hands-on project approach that …

Education