Have you ever had trouble falling or staying asleep? If you have, you’ll know that not getting good rest can have a big impact on how you feel physically and mentally. For astronauts in space, sleeping in a zero-gravity environment surrounded by loud fans, bright lights and cramped quarters can be an issue. We discuss some of the bodily systems behind sleep and how astronauts in space for months on end deal with these challenges.
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Human use of cannabis dates back to tens of thousands of years ago. And the drug wasn’t just used in medicinal or recreational settings, but also part of religious ceremonies or used by warriors before wartime battle. We speak with pharmacology expert Dr. Richard Miller about the drugs global history and its prohibition in the U.S. over the last 70 years.
The recent shooting in Parkland, Florida has ignited a public debate over gun reform, but what are the real facts about gun violence in America? And, who is actually researching the phenomenon? Researcher Adam Pah says one thing missing from the gun reform debates are the essential data points that should be informing future policy decisions.
We talk to a scholar about what exactly W.E.B. Du Bois did to improve the study of sociology and what his impact truly was.
One man – an African-American scholar and author – changed all that with his groundbreaking research and writing about Black people, their culture, and economic and social situations in urban areas. We talk to a sociologist about W.E.B. Du Bois and his work, and why he was denied the accolades he deserved for developing a new way to research and study various populations in the United States.
Many American workers don’t get raises or promotions because they don’t know how to negotiate for them. We talk to two negotiation specialists about how to approach a salary increase request, get some psychological advice on how to gain the upper hand and find out why women are good at negotiating for others, but not for themselves.