How did Brazil's wildly popular former president Lula become its most famous convict? Here's what you need to know.
Scholars discuss the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: what happened, what's at stake, how to fix it, and what could come next.
Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
Scholars have you covered on all sides of the 'Dreamers' issue, with solid research to boot.
Four important elements to consider when evaluating how safe you are online.
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.
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.
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 tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
The Trump administration is considering requests from hunters to import wildlife trophies (body parts) on a case-by-case basis. Does this approach promote conservation or threaten endangered species?
Scholars answer key questions about Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Huricane Maria, which destroyed the island two months ago.
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
Four articles from The Conversation archive offer insight on mass shootings in America.
Fewer people are getting married. What gives?
Australian and UK scholars weigh in on what firearm regulations in their countries have accomplished.