Author and social researcher Hugh Mackay says fragmentation was among the key themes of 2017 – but he has some concrete suggestions on how we can do better in 2018.
After two Nobel prize wins for behavioral economists, the burgeoning field has demonstrated its importance in shaping effective economic and government policy.
Trump embraced evangelicals in his first year as president. Here, scholars provide historical context to how the religious right has shaped American politics over the past decades.
Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
Three runaway governors. Two deadly earthquakes. One Donald J. Trump. Here's why the past year hasn't been the kindest to Mexico.
President Trump's first year was a rough one for scientists and others who value truth and expertise. Many rallied to the cause, while others used research to make the case for the value of science.
Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.
How do diverse movies fare in the international box office? What time do trolls like to post their comments? We look back on some of this year's most intriguing graphs and maps.
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.
A look back at how one of the most divisive issues of the Trump campaign played out during the first year of his presidency.
How to understand the economic, political and humanitarian crisis that has brought a South American nation to its knees.
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
The year is up, the numbers are in and we're about to go on summer holidays. Here's a snapshot of the Science and Technology articles you enjoyed the most in 2017, month by month.