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Why LeBron Can’t Take the Heat

How even an NBA all-star like LeBron James can falter under pressure … and other research insights from the world of basketball.

We’re Sorry: Not All Apologies Are Apologies

Politicians take note: Research shows the fine line between claiming regret and taking responsibility.

Studying Flags, Pins, Hope From 2008 Election

The Stars and Stripes are subliminal, class cleavages are overrated, and other academic analyses we should consider from the last election.

Showing Where Community Colleges Pass, Fail

As the fall semester begins, we look at some of the ways community colleges are meeting — or failing to meet — the needs of their students.

Scholars and The Big Lebowski: Deconstructing The Dude

In honor of the 10th annual Lebowski Fest in Louisville, Ky., Miller-McCune looks at the scholarly papers inspired by the Coen brothers’ 1998 film “The Big Lebowski.”

Fatherhood Scholars Know Best

For Father’s Day, here’s research on how dads are faring, how they’re portrayed in pop culture and how the increasing frequency of stay-at-home fathers is changing gender roles in society.

Dr. Seuss Analyzed for Political, Social Effects

From there to here, from here to there, researchers find that Dr. Seuss is — in political, social, psychological and even business terms — everywhere.

The History and Frightening Future of Forests

In the Year of Forests, researchers look to save them, and have them save us.

What Would Jesus Buy?

As retailers’ “Black Friday” approaches, research shows that commerce and Christmas have a long history of coexistence, and the psychological effect may be generally positive.

How Polling Places Can Affect Your Vote

Researchers argue the physical location of the polls not only affects how many people vote; it may also influence last-minute decisions regarding which box to mark or lever to pull.

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Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014