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Oct 20 2018 | The Boston Globe
"Americans often fixate on the origins of their Constitution. Indeed, before the confirmation hearings for the high court’s newest Justice Brett Kavanaugh took an unexpected turn, we found ourselves preoccupied with its birth yet again. Kavanaugh, after all, like so many recent Republican nominees...
Zeller is right that most smoking today is not a free choice1; it is more like the robbery of choice. Cigarette makers have long recognized this in their internal communications, acknowledging privately that “We can’t defend continued smoking as ‘free choice’ if the person was ‘addicted’.”2 Zeller...
Thomas S. Mullaney, Associate Professor of Chinese History and History of Technology at Stanford University, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 John K. Fairbank Prize for the book The Chinese Typewriter: A History (MIT Press, 2017). The Fairbank Prize is awarded annually by the American...
Gender diversity in the sciences is often discussed in terms of numbers: build research teams with more women on them and innovation will come. That may be true; research suggests it probably is. But a new paper seeks to push science’s gender diversity conversation beyond just composition of teams...
Twenty-seven years after Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings, Anita Hill recalled that the most wrenching part of her testimony was not being asked by an all-white, all-male judiciary committee to repeat Thomas’s graphic and grotesque comments. It was knowing that her elderly parents had to...

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