While some people may not be impacted very much (by drought), for some communities the impact may be quite significant, not only in the short run, but potentially long-run.

Kurt Schwabe, professor of environmental economics and policy, on his research determining whether drought and adverse weather conditions cause health problems

NEWS DEEPLY

A mystery like (the Franklin Expedition) doesn't just exist out there as a real thing we seek, it's something that we create year after year, by writing novels, by writing new books and theories and conspiracies.

Adriana Cracium, professor of English, on the discovery of the HMS Terror, a ship that mysteriously disappeared 168 years ago during the infamous Franklin Expedition

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

In the Marvel comic universe, it is said that vibranium can store the energy in its bonds and release it as needed. This makes it a near perfect material for many applications.

Suveen Mathaudhu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, on the vibranium metal and how its features is strongly emphasized in Marvel's new 'Black Panther' comic

THESCIENCEOF.ORG

They represent the achievement of the American Dream and how that collides with our obsession with novelty, nostalgia and disposable culture.

Derek Burrill, associate professor of media and cultural studies, on one-hit wonders and how they provide a window into pop culture

THE HUFFINGTON POST

When we talk about America being strong, it’s important to remember that immigrants are Americans, too.

Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of political science and public policy, on how the topic of immigration became a central issue to the presidential election

PBS NEWSHOUR

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