What a Difference a Fan Makes…Maybe

This week, during the first five days of the 2021 Australian Open, the stadium was packed…by pandemic standards. It was 50 percent occupied with up to 30,000 fans. Then, authorities declared a snap lockdown because of a Covid outbreak. The…

Why the Intellect of a Monarch Matters

New Jersey’s Essex County created a vaccine success story that others have tried to replicate. Police officers and sheriff’s deputies helped with vaccine deliveries. The county enlisted a battalion of volunteers ranging from laid-off men and women to nursing students.…

Grading Global Economic Health

Last month, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its Global Competitiveness Report. The topics are broad and the questions are varied. Based on Executive Opinion Surveys from 126 economies, the answers are supposed to provide insight about short and long…

Why Inequality Might Have a $16 Trillion Price Tag

Looking at racial and gender inequality gaps, we see past, present, and future decreases in the GDP that affect everyone.

When a Dating App Is Like a Can Opener

A dating app can lead to face swiping fatigue. With a slew of pictures and bios to consider, users can find it harder to select the right person. Analysts have suggested that the endless supply makes the search go on…

Why the MLB Gender Grade Is a C

With two masters degrees and a Cardinals internship on her resume, Rachel Balkovec was ignored by 15 baseball teams when she applied for a coaching job. Then though, she applied as Rae, and got a ton of responses… until they…

When Human Height and Pigeon Mass Matter

The results of a new study about dominance in homing pigeon groups can be compared to the significance of differences in human height.

Why the Pandemic Might Be Worse for Women

Looking at women’s work as mothers and healthcare providers during pandemic lockdowns, we see that the burden reflects a gender divide.

Where Less Internet Access Creates a Bigger “Homework Gap”

Unequal internet access in the U.S. and beyond has created a remote learning “homework gap” that relates to geography and income.

What We Lose When Women Are Interrupted

The male justices on the Supreme Court have a history of interrupting women on the Court more frequently than they interrupt other men.