Article by Tom Sapsford, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences On August 25 Donald Trump signed a directive banning transgender people from joining the U.S. military. This officially reverses the inclusive policies introduced during the Obama regime. Trump’s decision was, he claimed in earlier tweets, based on the burdensome medical costs and disruption
Article by Treena Orchard, Western University and Shauna Burke, Western University In Lewis Carroll’s Victorian classic Through the Looking-Glass, Alice steps through a mirror into a world that is a reflection of the one she already exists in. This fictional account of a familiar yet topsy-turvy reality resonates with our lived
Article by Kelsy Burke, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Many headlines in the past week have speculated publicly on the sex lives of Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki Falwell. While both Falwells have told the press that the scandal is, more or less, all Becki’s fault an investigative report in Reuters alleges that Falwell Jr.
Article by Emily Rothman, Boston University In 2016, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. The resolution sparked debate at the time, but for most public health experts, the idea that pornography has some relevance to our health as a society isn’t too controversial. This topic
Article by Jay Maddock, Texas A&M University Arumor started circulating back in 2008 that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. At the time, I was serving as chair of the Hawaii Board of Health. The director and deputy director of health, both appointed by a Republican governor, inspected
Article by Bradley Elliott, University of Westminster The tallest man in Europe, 7ft 7in former basketball player turned actor Neil Fingleton, who played roles in Game of Thrones, and the X-Men and Avengers films died at just 36. Such early death in the excessively tall is not uncommon. Robert Wadlow, the
Article by Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne In theory, bad scientific ideas are abandoned and replaced by better ones. We no longer believe living things are animated by a vital force or that combustible matter contains phlogiston. We don’t believe the bumps on our skulls reveal our strengths and weaknesses or
By: Raquisha Givens, Hussain Punjani, Andrew Schwegler, Savannah Viar It has been overwhelming stated that our world is becoming smaller with the use of technology. With the click of a mouse, we can connect to people on the other side of the world. Technology has allowed the Earth community as a