When you read about a mass shooter, do think they’re a victim of difficult circumstances, or do you believe they’re inherently evil? Part of what colors your view could be the details news reporters choose to include about their lives, families and the crime itself. Ohio State sociologists Scott Duxbury, Laura Frizzell and Sadé L. Lindsay studied 433 articles covering 219 mass shootings between 2013 and 2015 to discover if race plays a role in how shooters are portrayed.
Decades after Roe v. Wade, the abortion debate remains contentious in the U.S., with a nearly even split between the number of Americans for and against it. But who are the women who have abortions? University of Massachusetts OB-GYN Luu Ireland answers that question, plus why women choose to have abortions and how safe the procedure really is.
Less than 1 percent of U.S. drivers get around in electric vehicles today. But most long-term plans to do something about climate change envision the share of EVs rising sharply – diminishing the amount of fuel Americans consume. To get there from here, UC Berkeley economist Lucas Davis points out, it would help if renters had somewhere to plug in their cars.
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If a news report mentions a shooter’s tough childhood, chances are he’s white. ASAG Studio