Bear-man conflicts have made news in the Alps but history tells a story of a possible cohabitation.
The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
A war of words among Cuba, Venezuela and the United States sounds a lot like a Cold War revival. A closer look at the conflict reveals a new generation of contradictions.
Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.
Bugs use their own defecation to defend their young, locate their homes and increase mating opportunities. For humans, insect faeces may even have untapped medicinal properties.
Pop-up parks and tiny houses are just a few of the innovative solutions that can help post-industrial cities across Europe and North America adapt to the future.
As India celebrates its independence, the flag is on full display, but few people know about the complex origins of this ubiquitous national symbol.
Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 abroad after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country's citizens see the government as deeply corrupt.
There is much debate over how to react to North Korean missile threats. What can we learn from Israel’s responses to actual rocket attacks?
The loyalty of Venezuela’s soldiers is getting shaky. History shows from the Arab Spring to Latin American coups, when the military withdraws support for a leader, a fall from power is imminent.
Even short-term exposure to negative stereotypes has detrimental effects on cognitive functioning.
International tourism is a booming business, with tourists spending US$1.4 trillion each year. Who's benefiting from this outlay of cash?
Italy, Portugal and Spain have all gone up in flames in recent weeks, highlighting the need to rethink how Mediterranean countries protect people and save ecosystems.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
Oxygen-free areas will continue to grow until we stop pumping excess nutrients into the oceans.
As Canada moves towards legalization of cannabis in 2018, there is growing evidence of the drug's potential to treat opioid addiction itself, as well as the chronic pain that often drives it.
'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?
Ambivalence among voters is reason to think about how democracy is working for us as a community. To keep democracy alive we need to be sceptical about the exercise of power and keep it in check.
When Enlightenment thinkers were looking for a way to build a healthy and productive society, they hit upon the tuber.
Many mammals depend on large areas and trans-boundary conservation for their survival. When this is obstructed it can have a catastrophic impact on animal populations.