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Anti-Asian racism and COVID-19

April 8, 2020

This outline of anti-Asian racism is adapted from a slide deck that was developed to help educate people about anti-Asian racism that has emerged in the wake of COVID-19.

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Virtual Passover? Judaism has a long history of ritual innovation

April 7, 2020

The ability for modern religious communities to adapt and innovate rituals in light of circumstances, then, has deep and very productive roots

Sarah Foster

Together apart: I’m feeling cooped up but coping well, and we’ll get through this

April 3, 2020

I’m feeling cooped up but coping well, and we’ll get through this, student remarks

Prison gangs

We spoke to hundreds of prison gang members – here's what they said about life behind bars

April 3, 2020

Two criminologists spent nine months interviewing over 800 prisoners in Texas in 2016

Plateau Tiger Whiptail

Tiger whiptail lizards come in many forms

April 1, 2020

Two simple contrasts illustrate how the environments occupied by tiger whiptails differ in fundamental ways A long slender lizard moved among trees in a pinyon-juniper woodland on the Colorado Plateau, searching the accumulated debris beneath the trees for grubs, spiders, beetles or any other insects. It stopped when it saw...

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Baptism by Zoom, now taking off, has deep historical roots

March 24, 2020

Faith leaders are coming up with new ways to reach their communities, with many turning to online platforms to perform rituals.

Bright blossoms of Lewis flax are seen from the plains to tree line

Domestication of Lewis flax has begun

March 20, 2020

Understanding genetic diversity in a species is especially important for conservation and restoration efforts

A hospital bed

Coronavirus control measures aren’t pointless – just slowing down the pandemic could save millions of lives

March 12, 2020

With many regions of the United States and other countries seeing community members spreading COVID-19 locally, the world has entered a phase of mitigation to complement efforts to contain its spread.

Keg Knoll Robber Fly

Robber flies are fierce predators and resourceful lovers

Feb. 28, 2020

The world is full of robber flies—approximately 7,000 species have been recognized worldwide and 1,000 are native to North America

Brown Leopard frog

Why do leopard frogs come in two colors?

Feb. 18, 2020

The persistence of two colors everywhere suggests a balance of evolutionary forces