People's acceptance of poverty is the biggest challenge to eradicating poverty in Yogyakarta and Banten, both on Indonesia's most populated Java island.
From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
Linguists have a lot of largely untested theories. Borrowing a tool from ecology, researchers built a model that didn't look for one worldwide explanation.
Climate change isn't just a technical challenge – it also involves ethics, social justice and cultural values. Insights from literature, philosophy and other humanities can produce better solutions.
The influence of digital technology is most significant in how we experience culture and identity. Think about the use of streaming media.
Understanding the different facets of soil reveals a complex and fascinating cultural and evolutionary history.
By acquiring knowledge of other places and people, travel can make us more peaceful in our interactions with others.
Estimating our ancestry is hard – because our backgrounds are much more mixed up than we thought. So don't take your DNA ancestry test results literally: they're just a prediction.
A new survey of Canadian Jew suggests young adults are finding ways of remaining Jewish that are not principally religious.
An analysis of billions of words in the Google Books database shows the way society has valued moral principles such as compassion, respect for authority, community values and fairness over time.
As people have grown closer and more connected, the old definition of loneliness slipped away – and a new one has emerged.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
Ninety percent of psychology studies come from countries representing less than 15 percent of the world's population. Researchers are realizing that universalizing those findings might not make sense.
At 90 years old, the Tyne Bridge shows how a practical piece of infrastructure can become an integral part of a city's culture and identity.
Africans have steadfastly responded to oppression through culture.
Stone working is one of the most successful technologies used by humans, from 3.3 million years ago to the present day. So don't think its "primitive".
We sometimes see memory as a video camera, recording our lives accurately and without bias – but this is a myth. Instead, our childhood memories are intricately shaped by our family and culture.
Recent developments mean that touting on an industrial scale could become more difficult.
What turns a seaside resort into something altogether more glamorous? One word can change the fortunes of a whole region.