Carrying water in rural Kenya.
Many women in developing countries spend hours every day fetching water for their families. Reducing the burden of water work will improve their health and welfare.
We have known for decades that folic acid can prevent most common neural tube defects, but most countries don't fortify staple foods with the nutrient.
Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz speaking over each other at the debate.
The 10th Republican debate offered a chance for establishment candidates to slow Donald Trump's momentum just five days before Super Tuesday.
Our brains are different, but can sex explain why?
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Are there sex differences in the human brain? The answer is more nuanced than yes or no.
C'est qui ?
Les psychopathes ne ressemblent pas tous à Hannibal Lecter, le tueur du « Silence des agneaux ». Certains utilisent les aspects dynamiques de leur personnalité psychopathique pour réussir dans la vie.
Get the shot.
While studies suggests that cholesterol-lowering statins can make the flu shot less effective, the vaccine remains the best available tool for reducing flu-related complications and death.
Justice Scalia speaking in 2014.
The long-serving justice changed how judges talk about statutes, but not, argues one law professor, how they ultimately interpret them.
Hillary Clinton takes a selfie with supporters in front of a US Secret Service agent.
Our global newsroom responds to the first results in the US presidential election. We hear from scholars in the UK, US, Australia and France.
The problems of diversity are deeply rooted, extending beyond an annual awards show.
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Underneath the sheen of the Oscars is an arcane organization that's historically sought to consolidate power.
Some psychopathic traits can lead to success, at least in the short term.
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Despite the popular perception, most psychopaths aren't coldblooded or psychotic killers. Many live successfully among us, using their personality traits to get what they want.
An all-white affair?
Just one underrepresented minority was nominated for an Oscar this year. Is that too few? Let's look at the data.
Oil’s continuing slide so far isn’t leading to lower U.S. production, but concerns are growing that it’ll drive some out of business.
Producers keep pumping more oil, even as prices are falling to fresh 12-year lows every day. What's driving this?
Stop printing all over my patent.
Copyright law had to figure out how to deal with digital media. Now 3D printers – and their capacity for infringement – are poised to challenge the patent system in a similar way.
The Fed knows when to adjust its strategy and go for two.
Just as football coaches reconsidered when to opt for a two-point conversion after the NFL made a change, the Fed adjusts its decisions in line with an evolving economy.
Why do we tell stories?
Want to build resilience in children? Tell them family stories of courage.
Traders reacted to the news.
The Fed lifted its target interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade, which was hardly a surprise. What happens next may still stump us.
Aided by expanded farming in Asia, there’s been a global increase in greenhouse gases from farming.
The Paris climate summit yielded a pact to reduce air pollutants that contribute to global warming but missed a chance to address the interlinked effects of agriculture and climate.
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As we consider the ethics of human gene editing, we need to understand what can and can't be meaningfully edited.
A woman and a child walk amidst an art installation of 745 pairs of women’s red shoes, put on display by Mexican visual artist Elina Chauvet to protest against gender violence and femicide, at La Constitucion Square in Malaga, southern Spain, June 12 2015.
More and more countries are passing femicide legislation. But work remains to make sure that the intent and purpose of these laws is communicated and enforced.
Newly built toilets at Harper transit site in Liberia.
While everyone needs access to proper sanitation to stay healthy, for girls and women it is also an issue of safety and equal participation in society.