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Scientists riding balloons in a remote region of the U.S. collected vital data used by NASA to get humans into orbit.
Anything that is not an expression of pure, unqualified support for whatever they’re doing or saying is received as a mark of disrespect and a provocation to conflict.
All of us believe things that might be inconsistent, not based on how the real world actually works or not shared by others. That’s what makes us human. There are some questions we can ask ourselve…
Amid what will likely be a flood of charges, countercharges and a lot of heated rhetoric, there are prescribed legal processes that will play out in the event of election challenges.
Just as world leaders came together after the second world war, now we need to create a new framework for health security, says writer and researcher on politics and economics Tom Kibasi
An artist-activist catalogues the physical remnants and political legacies of 'segregation walls,' unassuming bits of racist infrastructure that hide in plain sight in American neighborhoods.
The Great Southern Reef might not be as well-known as the Great Barrier Reef, but Australia’s "other" reef is brimming with biodiversity – and has battles of its own.
The Qiyi City Forest Garden residential complex in Chengdu, China, was supposed to be a green paradise for its residents, but two years on, the vertical forest concept has turned into a nightmare....
Would you be willing to swap your life with that of the least fortunate person in your society? A philosophical test for justice
And it's an insight into the changing world of organised crime.
Whispers of horror stories are beginning to make their way around town. There's the film that told its cast and crew they couldn't leave the Motel 6 where they were staying, only to realize there...
Sometime in 1993, after several trips to Russia, I noticed something bizarre and disturbing: people kept dying. I was used to losing friends to AIDS in the United States, but this was different....
Aquaculture provides fallback for people of the Penida Archipelago as they wait for tourists to return.
Photos and Text Petros Giannakouris
It's easy to hate the rich for all that they have and all that you don't, but the rich aren't the problem.
Nasa says astronauts sheltered in the Soyuz spacecraft so they could evacuate if necessary during the ‘avoidance manoeuvre’
In Gujarat, India, a special breed of camel is not constrained by land—but cannot escape the many forces of change.
An eco-linguist wants people to start using positive language to describe weather, since this affects consumerism and willingness to fight climate change.
Our desire to fit in with others means we don’t always say what we think. We only express opinions that seem safe. Here’s how the spiral of silence works and how we can discover what people really...
In an age thick with anger and fear, we might dream of a purely rational politics but it would be a denial of our humanity
"Daily political events consistently evoked negative emotions [which] predicted worse day-to-day psychological and physical health, but also greater motivation to take action aimed at changing the...
A window into complex avian sociopolitical lives.
German media are reporting that IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia
In an era of aspirational minimalism, two new books reveal the meaning latent in the junk we collect.
Why are women paying these dudes to post photos of their butts?
With a pandemic looming, the US president announced a warp-speed effort to vaccinate every man, woman and child in the country. The mistakes that followed hold lessons for today.
Even those who don’t pray to a higher power still usually have some belief in how the world works that gives them a sense of safety and security.