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Dec 7, 2018

As a gay Latina growing up in Chicago, the only time Dr. Erika Gisela Abad would see someone like herself on a television screen was if she happened to catch her reflection.

Dec 6, 2018

Rafael Oganesyan is the founder of the Armenian Election Study (ArmES) and an instructor at the University of Las Vegas. Rafael is working on the first scholarly-driven analysis of the Armenian voter. ArmES is the only survey that has a record of citizens political behavior prior to the Velvet Revolution. Rafael talks to Sareen Habeshian about voter behavior in Armenia and its role in the upcoming parliamentary elections

Dec 4, 2018

Archaeologists have recently verified that an eerie stone mask that was unearthed close to the Israeli settlement of Pnei Hever in the West Bank is 9,000 years of age and is a Neolithic relic from a bygone era.

Dec 4, 2018

With their empty and enigmatic eyes and an apparent smile, the old stone masks of about 9,000 years found in the southern part of the Judean desert are considered a symbol of this region. Furthermore they are extremely rare. There are only 15 known. Therefore when the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently announced the discovery of a sixteenth mask, the news immediately attracted both the attention of archaeologists and that of fans. Raising at the same time doubts about the authenticity of these artifacts.

Nov 30, 2018

Thirty-one people are on the Sisolak transition team, headed by Congresswoman Dina Titus, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and former Speaker Barbara Buckley.

Nov 30, 2018

With their vacant eyes and enigmatic, toothy expressions, the 9,000-year-old stone masks from the area around the southern Judean desert are among the region’s most compelling and distinctive artifacts. Adding to that is their rarity: Only 15 examples are known to exist. So, when the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently announced the discovery of a sixteenth stone mask, it grabbed the attention of archaeologists and the public alike—but also revived a simmering discussion on the authenticity of these unique objects.

Nov 30, 2018

Americans are known around the world for eating too much, but when it comes to time, we are starving ourselves. It’s called “time famine” – an unpleasant, uncomfortable feeling that we have too much to do in too little time. Social scientists have been studying it for more than 20 years.

Nov 30, 2018

Sheri’s Ranch, one of Nevada’s approximately 20 legal brothels, recently released an infographic breaking down the services its 134 sex workers provided over the course of 2017.

Nov 29, 2018

The onset of schizophrenia in young adults can put an immediate halt to life goals, with one set of symptoms being particularly debilitating.

Nov 28, 2018

Your Krispy Kreme Doughnuts experience may not have been quite like Marc-Andre Fleury's, but it was probably just as exciting.

Nov 27, 2018

Symbols are communication shortcuts, allowing people to convey information almost instantly. The stop sign. The recycle symbol. The simple stick figure of a man or woman. But what symbol would you use to curb the theft of music online?

Nov 26, 2018

Taiwan's pro-independence leader, Tsai Ing-wen, has just over a year to win back public support if she wants to avoid going down in history as the island's first one-term president.

Nov 26, 2018

Your phone. In today’s society, it’s hard to picture life without it. It keeps you connected, it keeps you entertained, and it keeps you busy—but one thing it doesn’t necessarily do? Keep you productive.

Nov 26, 2018

As Taiwanese voters head to the polls to elect city mayors and city and village leaders on Saturday, they will also be voting on 10 referendums that could set the tone for key social issues including marriage equality and changing the country's name for the Olympics.

Nov 26, 2018

Taiwan’s pro-independence leader, Tsai Ing-wen, has just over a year to win back public support if she wants to avoid going down in history as the island’s first one-term president.

Nov 21, 2018

Taiwanese voters will determine the outcome of 10 referendums Nov. 24 as well as local elections. This will not be the first time this autonomous island has held referendums, although none succeeded in the past.

Nov 21, 2018

We're surrounded by sounds like cars driving, planes flying, trees blowing in the wind every day.

Nov 20, 2018

The lifestyle of Hadza in Tanzania could soon be a thing of the past.