Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle's spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.
Coalition negotiations begin in Israel after neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor Benny Gantz secure a majority.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
A particular type of mind could be more susceptible to political partisanship, on either side of the traditionally defined political spectrum.
Two deadly viruses are ravaging the DRC. Why are we only hearing about one of them?
More and more evidence has accumulated which shows that changes in global and regional climate over the last 50 years are almost entirely due to human influence.
Ahead of the UN climate summit, we take stock of the world's best and worst performers on climate action - including some surprise success stories.
Water is crucial to the spread of malaria because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water.
It remains to be seen how much longer the 'old men syndrome' will persist in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless.
Destroying the Amazon rainforest will accelerate climate change, harming millions. Can those responsible be prosecuted?
The new Greek government is putting in place new measures to stop the flow of refugees crossing the Aegan Sea.
Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future.
Prospective investors have the task of turning round an industry beset by technical challenges and incomplete planning
In our urban world, turning the makeshift and the informal into the livable and sustainable is our greatest challenge.
A challenge in eradicating polio comes from a version of the vaccine itself, which relies on live but attenuated virus. Rationally designing a new vaccine could help get rid of polio once and for all.
As a human evolution researcher, I was very excited to work with the creator of the Assassin's Creed games.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
Banditry in northern Nigeria is making an already precarious security situation in the region worse.
In India's far northeast, tensions are beginning to emerge in the 22-year peace process to end India's longest insurgency.
Indonesia's top engineer and former president, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie or B.J. Habibie, who built the country's aircraft industry from scratch, died at 83 in Jakarta on Wednesday.