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Topics:

Alcohol: drinking–how much is too much? 

 

Arabidopsis: model organism in Biology 

 

Authoritarianism and corruption 

 

Autism: what is it linked to? 

Autoimmune diseases–prevention and control 

 

Bacteriophages: basic science and applications 

 

Brown adipose tissue/brown fat 

 

Caenorhabditis elegans: a model organism in Biology 

 

Cannabis: health benefits and risks 

 

Cell development and determination 

 

Change: Why do we fear it? 

 

Childhood obesity and parents’ influence 

 

Climate change and human behavior 

 

Climate change and human migration 

 

Corruption and power: the connection 

 

Crowds: behavior, social change, movement, collective action, social media, context, identity 

 

Diels-Alder reaction: a mainstay of organic chemistry 

 

Dust storms: agriculture and climate change 

 

Electric vehicles: benefits, technology, obstacles 

 

E-mail and work: enhancing productivity or source of stress? 

 

Extreme heat: impacts and consequences

 

Extreme weather and climate change: the connections and impacts 

 

Facebook and Instagram: effects on well-being and mental health 

 

Face masks/face shields: are they effective in preventing transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases? 

 

Facial recognition: technology and privacy 

 

False information: how and why does it spread online? 

 

Fear — impacts on decision-making and behavior 

 

Generalized Anxiety Disorder–a sign of the times? 

 

Gun ownership and violence 

 

Integrity and honesty: do they really matter? 

 

Kindness: the benefits 

 

Long COVID: what it is, impacts, and treatments 

 

Mental illness and gun violence: is there a real connection?

 

Mental models: misinformation and truth 

 

Microbiome/microbiota: influences on disease and behavior 

 

Microplastics: impacts on the environment and human health 

 

Nuclear power and climate change 

 

Offshore drilling: environmental effects 

 

Online extremism: the dangers and the psychology 

 

Opioids, addiction, and overdose 

 

Pandemics–history, control, and prevention 

 

Postmenopausal bone health and nutrition 

 

 
 

Racism, prejudice, and discrimination: the psychological origins 

 

 

Sea level rise and climate change 

 

Sleep: importance and impacts–physical and mental health 

 

Solar-powered water harvesting and purification 

 

Stress: the effects brought on by pandemic diseases 

 

Symmetry breaking and Biology 

 

Viruses: can they be beneficial? 

 

Water, drought, and climate change 

 

Water, drought, and the western United States 

Questions or comments; suggestions for a topic?  Please let me know (engelk@grinnell.edu).

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