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.
Lecture du Coran.
Il est temps pour les musulmans d’oser questionner les interprétations de la charia sur lesquelles l’État islamique s’appuie pour combattre l'obscurantisme et le terrorisme.
At prayer in Paris.
A Muslim scholar proposes the discussion of an alternative interpretation of Sharia that will challenge ISIS' claims to Islamic legitimacy.
Why the racist incidents at Mizzou are not surprising.
I taught at Mizzou from 1996 to 2008. Here's why the events don't surprise me.
Is this all there is left in the Social Security trust fund?
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Some presidential candidates have compared Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Kasich, Bush, Rubio, Trump, Carson, Cruz, Fiorina and Paul before the debate held by Fox Business Network, November 10 2015.
Two political scholars evaluate the fourth GOP debate. This round was more about the issues, and less about the moderators.
German Theologian Jürgen Moltmann at the graduation of condemned Georgia inmate Kelly Gissendaner. She was executed in September 2015.
Americans' religious beliefs have made them more tolerant of capital punishment. Some may even see it as holy.
In a 2005 production of Hamlet, director Haris Pasovic portrayed Hamlet as a Muslim prince at the Ottoman court.
For whatever reason, objections don't seem to crop up when directors tinker with the setting, costumes and conceptualizations of Shakespeare's plays.
Take your spinach, Popeye. Fortified flour can deliver more of the iron we need.
In a World Series of nutrition, don't leave iron on the bench. Fortifying flour can prevent the iron deficiency anemia that affects hundreds of millions of women and children globally.
Will adding a few feet help deter someone seeking a better life?
Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina boast that their business experience would make them excellent presidents, yet their immigration policies fall short of the lessons from Business 101.
Bernie and Hillary agree: enough with the emails already.
All the candidates make the most of social networks to rake in cash.
Minneapolis learned the tragic consequences of crumbling infrastructure in 2007.
Our roads, bridges and schools are in dire need of aid, and the economic benefits of investment far outweigh the financial costs.
Candles outside the Medecins sans Frontieres HQ in Geneva
Bombing a hospital and killing doctors and wounded or sick persons may seem to be an obvious war crime. But the reality of both the law and the facts is significantly more complicated.
1964 poster: ‘Prevent Malaria and Take Care of People’s Health.’
Painted by Wu Hao 吴昊
The 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine went partly for research done during the Chinese Cultural Revolution based on traditional Chinese medicine. Here's the story of Project 523.
Unlike science fiction films featuring grotesque aliens and faraway galaxies, Ridley Scott’s The Martian depicts a sci-fi space mission that could soon be science fact.
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NASA has set a target date of 2030 for a manned mission to Mars. With no real scientific breakthroughs needed, success depends on developing the proper technology.