An Ig Nobel Prize-winning study suggests we need to rethink why imitation evolved.
A movement built on inequality can also perpetuate that same inequality.
Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases call for a collaborative approach to surveillance.
Work to preserve the country's heritage is already happening.
Efforts to claim compensation for Indonesian minors who were caught manning boats that smuggled asylum seekers to Australia may end up failing if the Australian government continues to resist.
We cannot end TB with century-old technologies and poor quality care. It is time to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and overcome our collective failures of the imagination.
Slavery still exists and it happens in plain sight.
If you have to devote hours a day to collecting water, you miss out on education, a social life and other human rights.
Turning prisons into a market opportunity could open them up to corruption.
With the Syrian conflict right on its borders, and Russia and Iran increasingly shaping the region's politics, Turkey is becoming beholden to NATO's enemies.
Two decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London, putting human rights abuses in the limelight.
Nicaraguan migrants send over US$1 billion home each year. This money has played a changing role in domestic politics – first boosting the Ortega regime and, now, sustaining the uprising against him.
Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
When you are the first lady of the United States, your fashion choices are scrutinized. Why did Melania Trump choose to wear a pith helmet, a classic symbol of colonialism?
Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
Metabolites in a drop of blood may be a better way to determine your metabolic health than body mass index (BMI).
Mobile money transfers have become the norm in Somalia. Transactions total as much as $2.7bn a month.
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing problem in Africa. Among women, heart disease is a particular concern. Medication to treat it can interfere with pregnancy, making women undesirable partners.
The results of stigma can be deeply damaging – we all need to show greater sensitivity.