Visualization of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite in space over a tropical cyclone.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?
An Islamic State photo purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in 2015.
Islamic State/Handout via Reuters
Armed conflict in Syria has been a disaster for the area's cultural heritage. A displaced archaeologist describes what's being lost.
A Rohingya refugee girl sells vegetables in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Access to education is extremely limited in the camps, and most children — particularly girls — receive little to no formal education, Aug. 28, 2018.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
An estimated 500,000 Rohingya children, refugees from Myanmar, are growing up in Bangladesh in overcrowded camps with no access to formal education.
Is your community’s water tainted with lead? The data might not have been reported.
Flint's highest recorded lead levels were typical for water systems that report problems. What's more, a number of cities haven't reported their lead issues.
A woman whose blood is being drawn to test for HIV.
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development/flickr
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and an expert suggests it's a good time to think about testing, especially for youth. And, a recent study suggested that nurses have a role in reaching youth.
Michael Bloomberg, Robert F. Smith and MacKenzie Bezos are among the big givers making headlines.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola; Reuters/Lucy Nicholson; AP Photo/Dennis Van Tine
As the debate over what ails philanthropy heats up, the questions are going beyond whether massive charitable donations help or hurt society.
La recherche montre qu'accepter son stress aide à se protéger des émotions négatives.
La fin du semestre est bel et bien une période stressante. Essayer d’échapper à cette réalité peut faire plus de mal que de bien. Quelques pistes pour l’affronter et transformer la pression en force.
Changing the way you think about stress can help you deal with it better, research shows.
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Although the end of the semester can be a stressful time for students, embracing the stress can help students deal with it better than trying to avoid it, a well-being expert argues.
The gargoyles that sit on Notre Dame today were installed as a nod to the cathedral’s past.
Looking nostalgically to the past, a young architect sought to revive the building as a bulwark to the uncertainty of the Industrial Revolution.
Apakah pernikahan yang langgeng bergantung pada gen yang unggul?
Apakah pernikahan Anda lebih langgeng jika Anda dan pasangan cocok secara genetis?
Classified advertisement for Leslie Keeley’s Gold Cure.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune, July 21, 1884
Considered in historical context, Purdue's plan to peddle opioid addiction medicines to vulnerable people is not so surprising. Gilded-Age pharmaceutical companies used similar strategies.
Does a good marriage depend on having the right genes?
Will your marriage be better if you and your partner are genetically compatible? Is there any evidence that certain genes make someone a better or worse partner? And if so, which genes should we test?
Destiny Watford and other Baltimore youth leaders derailed plans to build a big incinerator in their neighborhood.
The Goldman Environmental Prize
Showing up at school board meetings might not sound as exciting as marching in the streets. But it can be an effective way to change things at the local level.
Michael Bloomberg gave Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion in 2018.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
Eighty years ago, Seabiscuit trounced Triple Crown winner War Admiral.
The US went crazy for Seabiscuit when he won his famous 1938 match race against War Admiral. Now researchers are investigating the thoroughbred's DNA to see what made him such an unlikely success.
Donated breast milk.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
Anne Moody penned her memoir at the urging of baseball great Jackie Robinson.
Does Anne Moody's memoir represent how far we've come as a society. Or is it a stark reminder of how far we need to go?
A foldable, biodegradable battery based on paper and bacteria opens a new opportunity in electronics.
Seokheun Choi/Binghamton University
Paper-based devices with foldable, biodegradable batteries provide a new way to reduce electronic waste. But how would these new gadgets work?
A Rohingya refugee woman in Bangladesh.
REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
The evidence in the report is compelling, but experts explain there are many barriers to global leaders taking action.
Protesters toppled the ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate statue on Aug. 20 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Toppling statues devoted to Confederate soldiers may be a joyous moment for protesters who fight white supremacy, but after the statues fall, structural racism remains, a scholar on slavery argues.