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Satellite Imaging, Not Tourism, Is the Modern Space Race

While Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk send people into orbit, real-time mapping of the Earth has much broader applications, writes Dean Ray Jayawardhana.
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The Spontaneous Origins of Language

Which came first, grammatical rules or their exceptions? In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Morten Christiansen, professor of psychology, writes that for decades, linguists bet on rules – but disorder and flux may turn out to be language’s most essential traits.
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Julius Caesar’s campaign book

Barry Strauss, the Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies, writes in this Wall Street Journal essay, about the penchant for presidential hopefuls to pen the stories of their lives during election seasons.


Do You Use Somebody’s First Name or Last Name? The Answer Speaks Volumes

Psychology graduate student Stav Atir and Professor Melissa Ferguson write in this Wall Street Journal article about their research into the use of last names or first names based on gender.


How the American asylum bureaucracy grew

History Professor Maria Cristina Garcia writes in this Wall Street Journal editorial that the policy makers who crafted the 1980 Refugee Act never imagined that within a generation the U.S. would be flooded with requests.

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Don’t Expect Sanctions To Win the Ukraine War

The outcome of sweeping Western sanctions on Russian has proven as difficult to predict as that of the war itself, Nicolas Mulder writes.