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The waning influence of American political parties

The RNC and DNC are indifferent to young voters – and the young voters are returning the favor.


ISIS has changed international law

The urgent need to respond to ISIS has redefined the use of “self-defense” to include attacking a non-state threat in another country. But what are the implications of this?



How Anonymous hacked Donald Trump

Anonymous is not seeking to tear down Trump’s personal privacy, but something much more sacred to him: his brand.



Why so many baseball experts whiffed with last year’s predictions

As the talking heads line up to predict this season’s division winners, many are hoping fans will forget their abysmal forecasts for the 2015 season.



When will rooftop solar be cheaper than the grid? Here’s a map.

When will residential solar be cheaper than the cost of power from the grid? This point of ‘grid parity’ is a moving target but moving closer in a number of places.


Eco-authenticity: Advocating for a low-carbon world while living a high-carbon lifestyle

Cognitive dissonance: Scholars need to confront the undeniable conflict of pushing for action on climate change, while maintaining a high-energy lifestyle.


What does the science really say about sea-level rise?

Could sea levels really rise by several meters this century? Probably not, although this century’s greenhouse emissions could potentially set the stage for large rises in centuries to come.



Why the new SAT is a reminder to improve the teaching of writing

The writing part of the new SAT, considered optional, is required by many colleges and universities. What special challenges does it pose? And are schools ready to teach students those writing skills?



We need to look beyond unemployment to fix labor market inequality

There’s been a lot of research on whether being unemployed hurts your ability to get a new job. But what about if you’re working part-time or below your skill level?



Know your bugs – a closer look at viruses, bacteria, and parasites

What is the difference between these pathogens, and how dangerous are they?