The fifth generation of tall buildings are here, and they're more efficient than ever before.
A portrait of US President-elect Donald Trump guards a residential backyard in Iowa, complete with lights and security cameras.
The better-to-do and the established of civil and political society have become complacent and deaf to 'those at the bottom'. The working class has gone over to the right-wing populists.
Donald Trump brings aggression into the US Presidency that threatens world stability.
One of the messages coming out of Donald Trump's victory is that his supporters are rejecting the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of the past 30 years.
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All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
Raul Castro: balancing act.
Whoever wins the keys to the White House in November, it is far from guaranteed that Barack Obama's detente with the Cubans will continue.
The Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona, is one of the few remnants of America’s mid-20th century motel boom.
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What does the shuttering of traditional roadside motels say about America's relationship with travel and freedom?
Scientists thought they were closing in on one great new treatment but may have found another instead.
New research challenges a previous view that humans got to America via this area, where an ice-free corridor existed during the last ice age.
Mikkel Winther Pedersen
A new study suggests the first humans probably got to America from Siberia via the Pacific coast rather than through a corridor between two giant ice sheets, as previously thought.
What does it mean to be an American?
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Just who do we think we are? A social psychologist from Cal Poly Pomona explains why our national identity will define the election, and our future.
The policy failures behind the upbeat headlines.
Smile: you’re on camera.
TV cameras will be coming to a court near you.
Ted Cruz and his backpfeifengesicht?
Even if you don't have a word for it, you can make one up.
Klansmen in Birth of a Nation.
100 years ago, America's infamous racist group staged a near-takeover of the nation's film and media industries. Here's how they did it.
Presidents Hollande and Obama. Is it still possible for nation states to build a global alliance against organisations such as Daesh?
To save mankind from the scourge of war… These eight words drawn from the preamble to the Charter of the United Nations have been ringing in my head for the past week. Most believe that they were penned…
Henry James renounced his American citizenship in 1915 in response to his country’s inaction.
When Henry James renounced his American citizenship in 1915 in response to his country's inaction, he spearheaded a movement of writers who refused to sit on the sidelines amid turmoil in Europe.
Time to wave them off.
In some significant ways, Americans have fewer avenues for advancement than the characters of Mad Men do.
Summer camps are popular in the States, so why don’t Aussie kids adopt the practice?
Summer camps popular in the US are said to stop the summer "learning slide", which is particularly important for low socio-economic children. But camps can also be quite expensive. So should we adopt the practice here?
Corporate infiltration of expert advice is a battleground on both sides of the Atlantic.
On both sides of the Atlantic it would appear that evidence-based policy is in jeopardy. The scientific advice that government and regulators rely upon to inform their decision-making is under attack…
Not so feelgood.
Warning: this article contains spoilers. The Oscar nominations loom, and Bennett Miller’s quiet masterpiece Foxcatcher deserves recognition. The film is a genuine “state of the nation” story, something…
The blurring of the line between the military and the police, especially in the US, is now on the political agenda following recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Anyone watching the footage coming out of Ferguson, Missouri in recent days would be forgiven for thinking they had tuned into a scene from a combat zone, rather than suburban America. There has been a…