Ohio State News (Conversation)

2019
July
18,
2019
| 09:41 PM America/New_York
In the third episode of To the moon and beyond, we find out who some of the key players are in this new space race, what they are competing for and what winning looks like. Ohio State's John Horack weighs in. ...
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July
03,
2019
| 03:55 PM America/New_York
In the eyes of many Americans, the Fourth of July is a day for parades, barbecues and, of course, fireworks. ...
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June
18,
2019
| 07:19 PM America/New_York
While many may think that the political arguments over abortion now are fresh and new, scholars of women’s, medical and legal history note that this debate has a long history in the U.S.  ...
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June
05,
2019
| 06:36 PM America/New_York
Police officers loyal to the Houthi rebels march during a military parade in Sanaa, Yemen in July 2017. The placards read: ‘Allah is the greatest. Death to America, death to Israel, a curse on the Jews, victory to Islam.’ REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah ...
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June
04,
2019
| 04:24 PM America/New_York
Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its ever-worsening trade conflict with the U.S. ...
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May
23,
2019
| 08:37 PM America/New_York
Many employers and employees love the thought of a four-day workweek. Supposedly, a four-day work schedule allows workers extra time to pursue leisure activities and family togetherness. ...
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May
21,
2019
| 08:34 PM America/New_York
Some have any easier time than others connecting with fictional worlds and characters. zhuda/Shutterstock.com The best TV shows and films don’t simply distract from the drudgery of everyday life. They’re places to vicariously get to know diffe...
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April
24,
2019
| 02:23 PM America/New_York
Looking up at the silvery orb of the Moon, you might recognize familiar shadows and shapes on its face from one night to the next. You see the same view of the Moon our early ancestors did as it lighted their way after sundown.       ...
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April
03,
2019
| 09:58 PM America/New_York
  Blooming spring flowers signal the beginning of spring, but for millions of people, they also signal the onset of the misery: allergy and asthma season. Itchy, watery eyes; sneezing, runny nose; cough and wheezing are triggered by an overreacti...
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March
22,
2019
| 02:25 PM America/New_York
    Margareta, head of the women’s community at Lippoldsberg (in modern-day Germany), clasps hands with an Augustinian monk as he hands her a book. Lippoldsberg Evangeliary. Kassel, Landesbibliothek, MS theol. 2o 59, f. 73v.   Pope Franc...
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February
28,
2019
| 08:24 PM America/New_York
  When it comes to wealth, black families still lag far behind in the U.S. Twinsterphoto/shutterstock.com   Black History Month has become the time to reflect on all the progress black Americans have made, but the sobering reality is tha...
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February
08,
2019
| 06:12 PM America/New_York
“This year, American astronauts will go back to space in American rockets.” This one sentence from the 2019 State of the Union address may have escaped your notice. It ended a paragraph in which the president paid tribute to astronaut Buzz Aldrin ...
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February
01,
2019
| 03:34 PM America/New_York
Artist’s concept of Beresheet on the lunar surface. Oshratsl / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA   “Moon of Israel” is an epic 1924 film from the golden era of silent movies, and helped launch the directing career of Michael Curtiz, of “Casabl...
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January
31,
2019
| 03:33 PM America/New_York
      Migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the Libyan town of Gohneima, east of the capital Tripoli, in July 2018. Libyan Coast Guard via AP, File   President Trump has long called migration a security crisis, but in rec...
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January
08,
2019
| 05:08 PM America/New_York
  Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, with advanced navigation equipment mounted above the cockpit. USAF/Wikimedia Commons   When Amelia Earhart took off in 1937 to fly around the world, people had been flying airplanes for onl...
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2018
December
17,
2018
| 04:11 PM America/New_York
  Political clout doesn’t guarantee a healthy bottom line. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The National Rifle Association’s political spending fell during the 2018 midterm elections. There’s talk of ending small perks like free coffee at its offices an...
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December
07,
2018
| 03:19 PM America/New_York
  Experimental field of a salt-tolerant rice variety in Bangladesh. IRRI, CC BY-NC-SA     Salt is essential for cooking, but too much salt in soil can ruin crops and render fields useless. According to legend, Roman general Scipio Aem...
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December
06,
2018
| 03:04 PM America/New_York
Public support for higher education has waned in recent years. HTU/www.shutterstock.com Universities have lost public support in recent years. In order to get it back, college presidents should worry less about how their institutions f...
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December
05,
2018
| 06:54 PM America/New_York
China’s military may bear the brunt of hits to the country’s scientific reputation. Roman Pilipey/Pool Photo via AP   “What happened this time was an ethics disaster for the world,” according to Wang Yuedan, a professor of immunology at Pek...
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October
30,
2018
| 03:56 PM America/New_York
  The Supremes, with their polished performances and family-friendly lyrics, helped to bridge a cultural divide and temper racial tensions. AP Photo/Frings   When Sly and the Family Stone released “Everyday People” at the end of 1968, it wa...
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September
18,
2018
| 08:36 PM America/New_York
Charlie Craig and David Mullins at their suburban Westminster, Colorado home in 2014. AP/Brennan Linsley    This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the most important case involving same-sex marriage since it became legal in ...
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July
27,
2018
| 04:08 PM America/New_York
If a news report mentions a shooter’s tough childhood, chances are he’s white. ASAG Studio   On Jan. 24, 2014, police found Josh Boren, a 34-year-old man and former police officer, dead in his home next to the bodies of his wife and their t...
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