Prof. Stephen Meyers and his Geoscience 100 class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Photo by Ethan Parrish.
A science researcher's work gets twisted by a conservative news site; he considers this his wake-up call to educate as many students as possible about the importance of science to our world.
Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has had to hire security due to sexist vitriol aimed at her in public.
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Understanding the sexist and misogynistic terrain women climate leaders must navigate is an important requirement of an informed electorate as Canada heads to the polls next month.
Echo chambers are resistant to voices from outside.
A philosopher argues that people in today's world are not paying attention to others' views because they live in echo chambers, where they do not trust contrary evidence.
Robert Mugabe during his swearing-in ceremony in Harare, 2008. The former Zimbabwean president has died aged 95.
Where should we place Mugabe among the pantheon of African nationalists who led their countries to independence?
The Rosa Parks Barbie (centre) with other figures from the Inspiring Women Series. From L to R: Katherine Johnson, Sally Ride, Frida Kahlo and Amelia Earhart.
It's great that toy companies are celebrating diverse role models, but children could be taught so much more in their write ups of their stories.
A new edition of ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, shown here in 1994, includes a foreword by controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson.
AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin
Why did Vintage Classics make the baffling decision to ask controversial psychologist Jordan B. Peterson to write the forward to an abridged edition of 'The Gulag Archipelago?'
Paramilitary soldiers walk past Rapid Action Force (RAF) soldiers standing guard during security lockdown in Jammu, India, Aug. 9, 2019. The restrictions on public movement throughout Kashmir have forced people to stay indoors. All communications and the internet have been cut off.
(AP Photo/Channi Anand)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he's ushering in a 'new India.' But this new era is of ethnic majoritarianism and erases differences, dissent and the rights of minorities.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is embraced by Jody Wilson-Raybould after delivering a speech on the recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights in in the House of Commons on Feb. 14, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A firm PMO policy on respecting the political independence of the attorney general might have served Justin Trudeau better when Jody Wilson-Raybould first cautioned him against interfering in the SNC-Lavalin case.
Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard on a deserted street during curfew in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Aug. 8, 2019.
(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Violence, rebellion, dark days and a war with Pakistan are likely on the horizon as a result of India's latest move against Kashmiris.
As AI and robotics advance and produce more lifelike sex robots, there is the potential for an increase in gender-based violence.
An increasing demand for sex robots is concerning, as there are ethical concerns about a possible related increase in gender-based violence.
Meal-time in Kashmir is a time of dialogue.
As Kashmir faces new challenges, our forms of allyship must also evolve. Perhaps we can learn some lessons from its kitchens.
1909 image of a sugar mill, Barbados - a Caribbean island with a history of many colonial slavery laws.
Allister Macmillan/W.H. and L. Collingridge/Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The vicious ideology that allegedly drove a gunman to kill 22 people in El Paso, Texas last week could be traced back to a tiny island on the eastern fringe of the Caribbean Sea
A sign of how historical #MeToo felt in 2017 is this appearance by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke with TV personality Allison Hagendorf on stage at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Dec. 31, 2017, in New York.
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Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, says power and privilege can have a lot to do with who feels comfortable declaring #MeToo. Let's be aware of this power division.
A storm blows over the Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve.
A holistic approach to conservation finds people have a place in the natural world and a responsibility to maintain it.
Canada’s Christian right is largely isolated, and has little of the clout of evangelicals south of the border.
While they're not going away, evangelicals and social conservatives in Canada are distinctly different from the American Christian right.
In this March 1938 photo, Adolf Hitler salutes German troops parading in Vienna, Austria, the country of his birth.
Adolf Hitler's rise to power contains important lessons for us today when it comes to dealing with modern-day extremists.
The historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space suits that fit both women.
Despite the hard evidence of the excellent benefits of gender, racial and other diversity on research teams, public criticism on the benefits of equity and diversity programs still exists.
Women dance during a protest march against the killing of activists, in Bogota, Colombia, on July 26, 2019. Colombians took to the streets to call for an end to a wave of killings in the wake of the nation’s peace deal.
(AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
In Colombia, a 2016 peace agreement does not contain the ongoing violence. Violence escalates as criminal armed groups replace the FARC rebels in a violent battle for land and resources.
Creative, social and family life should not be banished from the knowledge economy.
Transforming knowledge and letting oneself be transformed by the knowledge of others requires slowness, almost an asceticism.