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Astronomers have found a way to estimate the number of stars in the universe

Prof. Brian Jackson, Astronomy

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Prof. Mojtaba Sadegh, Engineering

Biden sending more troops to Eastern Europe – 3 key issues behind the decision

Prof. Michael Allen, Political Science

Millions more Americans now have the right to vote in non-English languages

Gabe Osterhout and Lantz McGinnis-Brown

Toshio Mori endured internment camps and overcame discrimination to ...

Prof. Alessandro Meregaglia

New research suggests cat and dog ‘moms’ and ‘dads’ really are parenting their pets...

Prof. Shelly Volsche

What’s in wildfire smoke? A toxicologist explains...

Prof. Luke Montrose

Refugee camps can wreak enormous environmental damages...

Prof. Saleh Ahmed

3 questions to ask yourself next time you see a graph, chart or map

Doct. cand. Carson MacPherson-Krutsky

Llamas are having a moment in the US, but...

Prof. Emily Wakild

The gender pay gap that no one is paying attention to

Prof. Felice Klein

How Taiwanese death rituals have adapted for families living in the US

Prof. Pei-Lin Yu