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As the world’s population is growing increasingly older, Japan, host nation for this year’s summit of the Group of 20 (G-20), is calling on global leaders to address aging and its policy implications. …


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Travis Longcore, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Changing the clocks twice a year is indeed bad for our health. But a “yes” vote on Proposition 7, which encourages California’s legislature to adopt permanent daylight saving time, is a cure that is worse than…


Illustration/Aaron T. Harvey

Recently, my home state of California made national headlines when it repealed an HIV criminalization law and reduced penalties for exposing other people to the virus. It was a landmark decision grounded in science and human rights that will go into effect next month.

The law that was repealed violated…


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Though the World Health Organization has lifted the emergency alert on the Zika virus, scientists continue their push to develop a vaccine. Late last year, the virus reached Asia, where outbreaks are ongoing. …


The Fight for Los Angeles’ Parker Center, former HQ of the LAPD

This post first appeared in the Urban History Association’s The Metropole Blog on Sept. 20.

By Meredith Drake Reitan, MPL, PhD

On February 7, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council ruled against colleagues on the Cultural Heritage Commission. After a lengthy and emotional public comment period, the Council decided not…


5 Things to Know about Statistical Significance and the ‘P-value’

By Emily Gersema, USC Media Relations

Many scientists have said that social science research in recent years is in a crisis. …


The following is a blog post written by Julien Emile-Geay, a USC associate professor of earth sciences, for the blog Strange Weather about the recent updates made to the Pages 2K initiative, a global database that tracks climate change. …


If another country besides the United States takes the lead in investing and producing new green technologies, is that such a bad thing?

Brad Plumer is a thoughtful young columnist for the New York Times. In this piece, he argues that a byproduct of President Trump’s gutting of the U.S. Department of Energy’s green subsidies is that world climate change mitigation will suffer a great blow. Is he correct?

In his piece, Plumer…


Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 , a day that many Americans will mark with cards and flowers. However, a more valuable way to honor mothers can be found in the story of Anna Reeves Jarvis, for whom Mother’s Day was founded a few years after her death in 1905.


Scientists are studying circulating tumor cells to assess their clinical potential as biomarkers and therapeutic targets. (Illustration/USC staff)

Vice President Biden released his final report of The Cancer Moonshot Task Force on Monday and spoke about how far his dedicated team has gone since January, when everyone sped from zero to light speed together. Yet Biden also acknowledged that we are awfully far from mission completion. …

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