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What China wants: 3 things motivating China's position in trade negotiations with the US

Relations between the U.S. and China have deteriorated sharply in recent days after trade negotiations broke down, leading some to suggest we are on the cusp of a new “cold...

An outlaw yeast thrives with genetic chaos – and could provide clues for understanding cancer growth

“I fought the law,” the 1977 song popularized by the English punk-rock band The Clash, features...

What China wants: 3 things motivating China's position in trade negotiations with the US

Relations between the U.S. and China have deteriorated sharply in recent days after trade negotiations broke down, leading some to suggest we are on the cusp of a new “cold...

Should the NRA fear losing its 'nonprofit status'?

Attorney General of New York Letitia James has launched a probe of the NRA. AP Photo/Seth Wenig Oliver...

This commencement speech had nothing but questions

Editors note: At a special ceremony for first-generation college graduates at Tufts University, James Glaser, dean of the school of arts and sciences, gave a commencement speech...

States – not just Congress – should unlock student financial aid for people in prison

When it comes to higher education in prison, much of the media and advocacy focus is on trying to get...

Getting ready for hurricane season: 4 essential reads

The official Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, even as many communities are still recovering from a destructive year in 2018. Hurricane Florence swamped much of the...

Misreading the story of climate change and the Maya

Carbon dioxide concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere have reached 415 parts per million – a level...

Phage therapy to prevent cholera infections – and possibly those caused by other deadly bacteria

In the latest of a string of high-profile cases in the U.S., a cocktail of bacteria-killing viruses successfully treated a cystic fibrosis patient suffering from a deadly infection...

The US could have ended up with a British-style health care system: Here is why it didn’t

The role of government in the U.S. health care system has been contentious long before the recent emergence...

An outlaw yeast thrives with genetic chaos – and could provide clues for understanding cancer growth

“I fought the law,” the 1977 song popularized by the English punk-rock band The Clash, features catchy lyrics about the dire consequences of life as an outlaw. In human affairs,...

Women take a hit for reporting sexual harassment, but #MeToo may be changing that

An unprecedented number of women have come forward to share stories of workplace sexual harassment since...