What Gay Marriage Looked Like in the ’70s

In 1979, sociologist Joseph Harry took a look at what that era's marriage-like relationships between gay men were like.

Heat Waves: 20 Years After Chicago

Two articles look at the sociological impact of the 1995 heat wave in Chicago, which killed 700 people.
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Divorce in the U.S.A.

A glimpse into the long history of divorce in the United States offers perspective on how much has changed.
Happy couple walking while guests throwing confetti on them during wedding ceremony. Horizontal shot.

Is Marriage a Solution to Poverty?

Is marriage a solution to poverty?

Tax Day in Ancient Egypt

A newly-analyzed papyrus fragment from Ancient Egypt revealed a truly whopping tax bill
Boy watchng tv from the bed.

Is TV for Toddlers Really that Bad?

BabyFirstTV, a channel aimed specifically at toddlers is headed for US TV.
The ancient Mayan archaelogical site of Copan, in Honduras, one of the most important cities of mayan civilization. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Researchers Discover Unknown Ancient City in Honduras

An expedition has identified the ruins of an unknown city in a remote part of Honduras.
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The Coca-Cola Wars: Can Anybody Really Tell the Difference?

While few people can reliably discern any difference in a blind taste test, Coca-Cola is winning in its branding war with Pepsi.
Photo of a young boy spending summer vacation with his two moms on the beach.

Should Sperm Donors Have Visitation Rights?

A lesbian couple from New Jersey now find their most intimate decisions at the center of a precedent-setting appeal about sperm donor visitation rights.

A Smoking Gun: The Battle Over Gun Control and Statistical Significance

Gun control and statistical significance in Florida