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Why saying ‘OK boomer’ at work is considered age discrimination – but millennial put-downs aren’t

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon

An employment law expert explains why you shouldn't use an age-related insult at work to demean an older colleague.

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Tons of acorns? It must be a mast year

Emily Moran, University of California, Merced

Masting is what biologists call the pattern of trees for miles around synchronizing to all produce lots of seeds – or very few. Why and how do they get on schedule?

  • Why the CDC warns antibiotic-resistant fungal infections are an urgent health threat

    Cornelius (Neil) J. Clancy, University of Pittsburgh

    Mention fungi and most people think of eating mushrooms or yeasts in bread or beer. But fungi are now on the CDC's list of public health threats as the number of deadly infections they cause rise.

  • Do we actually grow from adversity?

    Eranda Jayawickreme, Wake Forest University; Frank J. Infurna, Arizona State University

    We like to think there's a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.

  • Did bees live in the time of dinosaurs?

    Fred Dyer, Michigan State University

    How do we know that bees were around when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth? The main evidence comes from fossils – the mineralized remains of long-dead organisms.