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The unlikely effects of Labor Day driving

It’s Labor Day weekend and you’re on the road. Your bags are packed. You’ve got a tank full of gas. You’re feeling relaxed – even a little bit excited. You cross over a bridge…and crush the dreams of a small fish.

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Burning Man’s man-made earthquake

There’s enough people at this week’s Burning Man festival to make the seismic needle quiver, says our expert Paul Denton from the British Geological Survey.

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Home advantage: the true secret to winning the US Open?

American tennis fans can expect big things in next week's US Open. History allows it: An American player has made the final round nearly every year since the tournament began in 1881.

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Hillary Clinton and the challenges of a woman in the White House

Hillary Clinton is a top contender for the democratic nomination. But as a woman, does Hillary face hidden impediments to her bid for the White House?

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The human cost of mass incarceration

President Barack Obama recently tweeted that "America is home to 5% of the world's population, but 25% of the world's prisoners."

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Update CCGS Amundsen: Bon voyage GEOTRACES!

Read about the team's transit up St Lawrence River, and surprise diversion that proves, on land and at sea, things don’t always go to plan.

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Political language and asylum seekers

Europe is facing its largest refugee crisis since WWII. The language politicians use to describe the crisis plays an important role in shaping public discussion.

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Hurricane Katrina’s smelly mold linked to Parkinson’s disease

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, toxic molds infested residents’ houses. A decade on, we talk with a fungal geneticist about the mold's connection with Parkinson's disease.

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Celebrity, politics and Donald Trump’s presidential bid

Donald Trump has struck a nerve with voters. But are there dangers to democracy when celebrity politicians like Trump, who is best known for his TV shows, run for president?

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How to train like an athletic world champion

Want to sprint, jump and flex like a pro? A lot of it comes down to your warm up.

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Live blog: Mercury in the Arctic Ocean

We’re excited to feature a group of ResearchGate members investigating mercury levels in the Arctic Ocean this summer.

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A positive climate change scenario

President Barack Obama announced his Clean Power Plan on Monday, after Hillary Clinton came out with her climate change policy pitch.

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Proposed U.S. minimum wage increase has economists divided

When it comes to the idea of a $15 minimum wage in the U.S. the only thing economists can agree on is how contentious it is.

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Poaching and farmers pose bigger threat to lions than trophy hunting

The brutal slaughter of Cecil the lion enraged the world, but the worst may be yet to come.

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For better sleep we should go back to the Stone Age

Is sleep one of the few things that we actually did better in the Stone Age? To answer this question we spoke with a sleep expert.

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Prisons are hepatitis breeding grounds for drug-injecting inmates

Half of all drug injecting prisoners have hepatitis C because few prisons worldwide successfully prevent hepatitis transmission.

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Physicist foresees Tour de France results

This Sunday the Tour de France will pass through the Arc de Triumph for the 102nd time in history. John Eric Goff sees it all coming.

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Border fence trend: “The state is alive and well”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has announced to hold a press event near the Mexican border today.

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The next step in the evolution of reading research

Our new publication pages help you quickly evaluate if what you’re reading is relevant for you. 

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Iran nuclear deal: boost for reformers or formal arrangement?

Today the U.N. unanimously adopted the historic agreement between Iran and the six world powers, we spoke with two experts.

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