New research shows that the gender gap between mothers and fathers in the labor force has grown significantly since the onset of the pandemic, especially in states where elementary schools primarily offered remote instruction.
Scientists have long used information from sediments at the bottom of the ocean to reconstruct conditions in oceans of the past. But a new study from David Fike, professor of Earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, raises concerns about a common use of pyrite for this purpose.
Anthropologist T.R. Kidder in Arts & Sciences published new research that shows that aridification in the central plains of China during the early Bronze Age did not cause population collapse. The results highlight the importance of social resilience to climate change.
Six students from the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences will perform works by Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, Schumann and Liszt at noon Friday, Feb. 26, as part of the department’s new “Musical Lunch Box” series. Intended to simulate the live concert experience, the performance will be filmed in a single take from the 560 Music Center’s E. Desmond Lee stage.
New research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Feb. 15, suggests that disgust could be the body’s way of helping people avoid infection.
Peter Kastor, the Samuel K. Eddy Professor and chair of history in Arts & Sciences, was featured on C-SPAN’s “Lectures in History.”
Gerald Early answers what the big deal is about including baseball stats from the Negro Leagues in Major League Baseball records.
New York Times bestselling author Susannah Cahalan confronts her own journey with misdiagnosis in her latest publication, The Great Pretender.
With the specter of COVID-19 and daily twists and turns, last fall’s unusual presidential election served as an exciting live case study for a new Washington University course.
In 2020, so much about what we know to be normal came to a grinding halt for the WashU community. One week in March, we’re looking ahead to spring break, and then suddenly it’s an unending hiatus. Yet the work of the university, and its families, goes on.
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