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Declined invites pass more gracefully when lack of money is cited instead of lack of time – new research

COMMENT Several studies have shown that using the excuse “I don’t have time” to decline an invitation harms the relationship with the person who sent it. 611 words. By Grant Donnelly, Ohio State University and Ashley Whillans, Harvard Business School

Second Chance Pell Scholarships Expansion Will Allow More People In Prison To Graduate

COMMENTARY An experimental college education program in prison is about to expand its reach. Is there any evidence that it will pay off? 528 words. By Andrea Cantora, University of Baltimore

5 Simple Tips For Parents Who Will Always Be Co-Teachers When Kids Return To School

COMMENTARY Teachers and students are likely to use many more e-learning tools than before the pandemic, even after resuming in-person lessons. 755 words. By Lorrie Webb, Texas A & M-San Antonio and Rebekah Piper, Texas A & M-San Antonio

Climate change is already disrupting America’s forests and coasts – here’s what we’re seeing at 5 long-term research sites

SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY This type of research, with consistent data collection in the same places over time, helps support the overall understanding of climate change. 1219 words. By Michael Paul Nelson, Oregon State University and Peter Mark Groffman, CUNY Graduate Center

What are dark patterns? Online media expert explains

COMMENT Deceptively labeled buttons, choices that are hard to undo, web designs that hide options – these dark patterns are how some websites make people give up their money and information. 418 words. By Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida

Sunny With Sneezing Risk – I’m Building A Tool To Predict Pollen Levels That Will Help Allergic People Know When It’s Safe To Go Out

SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY Scientists are building a pollen prediction model using meteorology, botany, pollen counts, and satellite imagery to help people plan ahead. 878 words. By Fiona Lo, University of Washington

House committee investigating the Capitol uprising has a lot of power, but it’s not clear it can force Trump to testify

COMMENTARY GOP Representative Liz Cheney says the American people “deserve the full and open testimony of anyone with knowledge of the planning and preparation for January 6”. Will they get it? 940 words. By Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University

How years of fighting every wildfire helped fuel today’s Western mega-fires

COMMENTARY More than 40 fire scientists and forest ecologists in the United States and Canada have teamed up to study the reasons why wildfires are becoming more and more extreme. Climate change is part of the problem, but there is more. 965 words. By Susan J. Prichard, University of Washington; Keala Hagmann, University of Washington, and Paul Hessburg, United States Forest Service

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