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Sex and gender in science: Why they matter

First published in November 1869, the prestigious British scientific journal Nature is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with a special issue called "150 Years of Nature." In it, scientists from around the world ...

Opioid solutions found beyond the headlines

Every day, the headlines offer yet another example of how the ongoing opioid epidemic is devastating communities and individual lives. But given the significant role popular media plays in shaping public perceptions, where ...

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It seemingly can happen anywhere—and at any time. From London to Hong Kong, apparently peaceful cities can sometimes erupt suddenly into widespread, and often sustained, unrest. But what role does psychology play in this? ...

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The Neo-Assyrian Empire, centered in northern Iraq and extending from Iran to Egypt—the largest empire of its time—collapsed after more than two centuries of dominance at the fall of its capital, Nineveh, in 612 B.C.E.

Nearly half of accused harassers can return to work

What happens behind the scenes when employees are accused of harassment? New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators—or, ...

Efficient, but not without help

HSE University economists analyzed which banks performed best on the Russian market from 2004 to 2015—state, private, or foreign -owned ones. They found that during stable economic and political periods, foreign-owned banks ...

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