A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate has a new theory about the root cause of inequality; more Mexican immigrants have gone back to their native country since the 2008 economic crash than have moved to the U.S.; and a professor of linguistics explains why English is an extremely weird language. These discoveries and more below.

A 26-Year-Old MIT Graduate Is Turning Heads Over His Theory About Income Inequality Wealthy tech founders and the automation of middle-class jobs are often blamed for increasing concentrations of wealth in fewer hands. But, a 26-year-old MIT graduate student, Matthew Rognlie, is making waves for an alternative theory of inequality: the problem is housing.

BBC Asks Anonymous About Its Threat Against Islamic State—the Answers May Surprise You The idea/entity called Anonymous has been making international headlines over the last 30 days.

A Once Powerful Antibiotic Goes the Way of All Flesh Colistin, a toxic antibiotic used to treat only the worst drug-resistant infections, died on XX at age XX.

Global Support for Principle of Free Expression, but Opposition to Some Forms of Speech Although many observers have documented a global decline in democratic rights in recent years, people around the world nonetheless embrace fundamental democratic values, including free expression.

Advances in Telephone Survey Sampling Telephone surveys face numerous challenges, but some positive developments have emerged, principally with respect to sampling.

More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S. More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the Great Recession, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries.

Smith College Protesters Bar Journalists From Covering Sit-In Unless They Support the Cause Student protesters at Smith College barred journalists from a sit-in on Wednesday that drew a crowd of hundreds unless they agreed to support the cause, reports The Republican, a newspaper in Springfield, Mass.

Why the Wealthy Have Been Returning to City Centers There’s no single reason, of course, but a hatred of long commutes might be a big one.

English Is Not Normal No, English isn’t uniquely vibrant or mighty or adaptable. But it really is weirder than pretty much every other language.

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