Dissidents in Colombia's FARC guerrillas are threatening to renew armed struggle three years after signing a landmark peace deal. Here, experts explain the history of Colombia's fragile peace process.
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, we share three articles on predicting hurricanes' paths and evacuating from harm's way.
CRISPR technology could have momentous effects if it's used to edit genes that will be inherited by future generations. Researchers and ethicists continue to weigh appropriate guidelines.
The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here's what readers need to know.
Hot weather kills more Americans yearly on average than floods, tornadoes or hurricanes. Three scholars explain how cities can prepare and help residents stay cool.
The Uber driver walkout raises questions about how workers can fight for better pay and benefits in the age of the gig economy – a topic frequently on the minds of Conversation scholars.
Trees clean urban air, store carbon, slow floodwaters and can be used to design safer streets. Scholars are starting to calculate what these services are worth – a fitting topic for Arbor Day.
Years after voting to leave the EU, the UK still has no clear plan of how to make Brexit work. These five articles chart the history of an intractable problem.
As the special counsel's investigation of Trump turns into a partisan battle in Congress, here are four key issues to follow.
For Muslim women, the hijab is not simply about religion. They may wear it for a variety of reasons. On World Hijab Day. women – Muslim and non-Muslim, are invited to experience this head covering.
From the curious to the serious – a bird's eye view of the unique ways in which The Conversation covers the world.
As people have grown closer and more connected, the old definition of loneliness slipped away – and a new one has emerged.
Researchers unpack the vast impact of plastic on our society – from emerging health worries and pollution to recycling and plastic's contributions to modern convenience.
Fixes for small pieces of massive problems show that overarching crises may be less hopeless than they appear.
You may not agree with using the gene-editing tool, CRISPR, to alter the DNA of human babies. But what about using it to engineer plants? Or wipe out one of the world's most dangerous creatures?
The migrant caravan was one of the biggest international stories of 2018, a roving human drama that laid bare Central America's pain for all the world to see.
Scholars helped put a persistent problem into a larger context with their research.
I asked researchers to explain simply the phenomena that came up in my own life – and probably yours too.
Older. More suburban. Less fertile. More diverse. This year, Americans grappled with some major shifts in the demographic landscape.
If a person in the US has lots of money, he or she has access to some of the best health care in the world. The story is very different for poor people and minorities.