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Why Magical Thinking Is So Widespread Getty Images/iStockphoto

Why Magical Thinking Is So Widespread

A look at the psychological roots of common superstitions.
Guns On The Ballot: How Mixed Midterm Results Will Affect Firearm Policy Getty Images/iStockphoto

Guns On The Ballot: How Mixed Midterm Results Will Affect Firearm Policy

At the state and local level, young candidates who ran campaigns centered on gun violence prevention were elected.
The Weekly News Quiz: Nov. 18 Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Weekly News Quiz: Nov. 18

Test your knowledge of national and international news events with The Conversation’s weekly quiz.
Marijuana Advocates Press Forward In Other States After Mixed Election Results AP Photo/Charlie Riedel/2022

Marijuana Advocates Press Forward In Other States After Mixed Election Results

Ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana were successful in Maryland and Missouri but defeated in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota.
How Centuries-Old Whaling Logs Are Filling Gaps In Our Climate Knowledge Courtesy: Jayne Doucette/Grist/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

How Centuries-Old Whaling Logs Are Filling Gaps In Our Climate Knowledge

Historic data from similar initiatives has contributed to global marine heat wave forecasts and helped identify drivers behind long-term droughts in Hawaii.
America’s Election Systems Are More Than Just Machines Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

America’s Election Systems Are More Than Just Machines

They’re people, who are overworked, underpaid and feeling pressured.
The Weekly Quiz: Nov. 4 Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Weekly Quiz: Nov. 4

Test your knowledge about the week’s news events.
How Cannabis Could Reduce The Need For Opioid Painkillers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Cannabis Could Reduce The Need For Opioid Painkillers

A safer, natural alternative to opioid painkillers would be an important step toward addressing the ongoing opioid epidemic.