Affluent Children Are More Prone to Tooth Decay, First Meta-Study of Its Kind Reveals

Even with regular visits to the dentist, affluent children are more likely to experience tooth decay, according to the first meta-analysis of its kind. The systematic review suggests the corrosive effects of soda, juices, and energy drinks have eaten away at some of the privileges provided by wealth and education.   Across 65 studies from … Read more

Why the Southern U.S. Is Prone to December Tornadoes

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. On the night of Dec. 10-11, 2021, an outbreak of powerful tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois, killing dozens of people and leaving wreckage over hundreds of miles. Hazard climatologists Alisa Hass and Kelsey Ellis explain the conditions … Read more