How US policy on abortion affects women in Africa

Policies and decisions made in the United States echo around the world and often have widespread implications. Take sexual and reproductive health, for example. Decisions made in the US have caused, and could cause, severe ...

Making physics instruction more equitable

More equitable approaches to physics instruction are necessary, because the field has recognized many ways in which traditional approaches to instruction are inadequate for students of color or women. Part of this issue stems ...

Rare African script offers clues to the evolution of writing

The world's very first invention of writing took place over 5000 years ago in the Middle East, before it was reinvented in China and Central America. Today, almost all human activities—from education to political systems ...

The real causes of 'missing white woman syndrome'

Reporters looking for insight and research around the phenomena of "missing white woman syndrome," please see comments from Syracuse University professor of communications Carol Liebler of the Newhouse School.

Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman, not a male priest

Polish researchers examining an ancient Egyptian mummy that they expected to be a male priest were surprised when X-rays and computer tests revealed instead it was a mummy of a woman who had been seven months pregnant.

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