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Expert Take

Should People Be Fined for Sleeping Outside?

As the US Supreme Court hears a historic case, Grants Pass v. Johnson, on criminalizing people sleeping outside, BU social scientists say there are better ways to prevent and end homelessness

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Can the Bias in Algorithms Help Us See Our Own?

New research by Questrom’s Carey Morewedge shows that people recognize more of their biases in algorithms’ decisions than they do in their own—even when those decisions are the same

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Do Immigrants and Immigration Help the Economy?

With immigration dominating politics and voter concerns, BU economist’s research shows immigration boosts local wages and that having neighbors of foreign descent can reduce prejudice

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Do Alcohol Ads Promote Underage Drinking?

In this episode of The Brink’s podcast, BU public health researcher David Jernigan breaks down “predatory” alcohol marketing and how drinking can damage our health

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Expert Take

Is COVID-19 Still a Pandemic?

Or is it becoming an endemic disease? A BU virologist, epidemiologist, and physician reflect on the status of the virus as the CDC cuts isolation period to 24 hours

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Does Boston Spanish Have Its Own Accent?

In an all-new episode of The Brink’s podcast, BU sociolinguist Daniel Erker discusses the forces that cause languages to change—like time, geography, and class

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Aging Reimagined

Rethinking Our Idea of “Old Age”

With baby boomers hitting their golden years, older adults are everywhere—including reality TV’s The Golden Bachelor. Here’s what we all need to know about our aging society

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Aging Reimagined

The Secrets of Living to 100

BU’s New England Centenarian Study delves into the lives of superagers to better understand why some people make it to their centennial—and to maybe help the rest of us do the same

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