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Visiting national parks could change your thinking about patriotism
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Visiting national parks could change your thinking about patriotism

June 26th, 2019 | by Contributor
Entry to Mount Rushmore along the Avenue of Flags. Xiao Fang/Wikimedia, CC BY When I took a post-college job as a seasonal ranger at Grand Teton National Park 23 years ago, I noticed right away that my “Smokey Bear”...
Ebola in Uganda, and the dynamics of a new and different outbreak
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Ebola in Uganda, and the dynamics of a new and different outbreak

June 26th, 2019 | by Contributor
The author, Dr. Steven Hatch, with members of a church in Gbanga, Liberia, in October 2014. Steven Hatch, CC BY-NC-SA The 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), has been a very different kind of outbreak...
Gates launches lobbying arm – higher education on agenda
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Gates launches lobbying arm – higher education on agenda

June 26th, 2019 | by Contributor
Bill Gates looks to his wife Melinda as they are interviewed in Kirkland, Washington, in February 2019. Elaine Thompson/AP Bill and Melinda Gates have launched a lobbying group in part to drive their agenda on education. The move...
Thousands of recently discovered photographs document life in Uganda during Idi Amin’s reign
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Thousands of recently discovered photographs document life in Uganda during Idi Amin’s reign

June 25th, 2019 | by Contributor
Idi Amin at a press conference in Jjaja Marina, Uganda in July 1975. Courtesy of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Author provided In 2015, researchers working in the storeroom at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation forced...
The guts of an Apple iPhone show exactly what Trump gets wrong about trade
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The guts of an Apple iPhone show exactly what Trump gets wrong about trade

June 25th, 2019 | by Contributor
The components of an iPhone add up to a different cost than the phone itself. Poravute Siriphiroon/Shutterstock.com Crack open an iPhone and you’ll begin to see why President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with...
Can parks help cities fight crime?
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Can parks help cities fight crime?

June 25th, 2019 | by Contributor
Contact with nature reduces stress and aggression, one reason scholars say urban green space may reduce violence. Shutterstock The relationship between parks and crime remains the subject of debate. Some scholars say parks and...
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