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Edward A. Bouchet paved a path for generations of Black students
As the first African American to earn a Ph.D., Bouchet's legacy continues to resonate.
A closer look at E.O. Wilson’s archives reveals support for racist research
Wilson’s papers at the Library of Congress include correspondence with a psychologist who exalted racial stereotypes.
These doctors are fighting to make the kidney-donor system less racist
A reckoning in medicine has upended the use of race in calculating kidney function, spurring institutional change.
Could the metaverse amplify online harassment?
Here’s how to make the next iteration of the internet more inclusive.
Why people trust accents that match their own, even when they shouldn’t
A new study shows that discrimination against foreign accents is deep-seated.
4 new myths about climate change—and how to debunk them
Pushing off climate change policy isn’t that far removed from denying its existence.
Social media bots fuel Islamophobia in real life
Companies like Facebook have been slow to combat cloaked pages and real extremists.
How to break free of the bystander effect and help someone in trouble
Be the hero you want to be.
One big hiccup in US efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines? Poor internet access.
Broadband-starved neighborhoods and seniors on their own have fewer avenues to pandemic resources.
The war on drugs didn’t work. Oregon’s plan might.
Decriminalizing drugs across the board isn’t as wild as it might sound.