The history of cultural migration, mapped

The intel­lec­tual epi­center of Western civ­i­liza­tion has expanded dra­mat­i­cally over the past 2,000 years. Once cen­tered in Rome and Athens, cul­ture soon spread out to Paris and London, and, eventually, […]

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Is this the end of potholes?

Road repairs are easier and as much as five times cheaper when prob­lems are detected early. But sending crews to con­tin­u­ally survey streets for damage isn’t prac­tical, and minor cracks […]

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How being grateful can change your life

In another study, researchers from Har­vard, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, and the Uni­ver­sity of California-​​​​Riverside found par­tic­i­pants who prac­ticed grat­i­tude were more patient than their less grateful coun­ter­parts. In that study, which […]

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The 10 most polluted states for people of color

Glaring eco­nomic inequality has become one of the most talked about issues in post-​​​​recession America. But a new study from the Uni­ver­sity of Min­nesota shows the rea­sons why racial inequality […]

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The tenuous science of facial recognition

The eyes may be win­dows into the soul, but can we really garner that much infor­ma­tion from staring into someone’s face? Research sug­gests maybe not. A whole busi­ness has devel­oped out […]

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There’s a new way to ride share: in the air

There’s a new way to get to Martha’s Vine­yard, and it isn’t by car, bus, or train. It’s in someone else’s plane. Two flying enthu­si­asts, both stu­dents at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, recently […]

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