Pet obesity often says more about an owner’s relationship with their pet than the animal itself.
More than half of dogs and cats around the globe are overweight. Are well-intentioned owners to blame?
That looks like a good match.
Nonprofit fundraisers have long relied on matching funds to encourage giving without knowing if they work. Research suggests one way to make the most out of challenge gifts from big donors.
What’s the best way to keep data secure?
The FBI and police officials say they need to decrypt secure communications to fight crime. But they have other options, and modern threats make clear the importance of strong encryption.
How can geometry track with our political values?
Gerrymandering is being hotly debated around the US. Can math help us figure out how to divide the country up fairly?
Microalgae (shown here,
Haematococcus) convert water and carbon dioxide to oxygen and nutritious biomass in the presence of light.
Marine microalgae are full of nutrients and can be raised indoors using much less land and water than meat or even plants. Could algae-based foods replace meat, eggs and milk on our tables?
Russian defense minister during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow.
In the 19th century, Russian intellectuals launched a search for historical evidence of their moral and military superiority. What they found drives what today some call "Russian aggression."
Talk it out.
While talking about drugs with young people isn't always comfortable, research has shown that it's critical for prevention.
Discarded used hypodermic needles along the Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts.
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HIV, STIs and other dangerous infections are feeding off of the opioid epidemic, creating an even more complicated threat to public health.
Whether they were motivated by enthusiasm or ire toward the candidates, the 2016 election captured the attention of US college and university students nationwide.
A couple watch film footage of the Vietnam war on a television in their living room.
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After footage from America's first 'living room war' shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Poor diet hurts our health and our wallets.
Poor diet kills hundreds of thousands per year. If we want to achieve meaningful health care reform, we need to address our nation's nutrition crisis.
Let’s just go our separate ways.
Sometimes a dog can have very good reasons for hating its humans.
Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard is removed from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans.
A scholar of southern politics finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
Is America’s digital economy facing a stormy future?
The digital economy in the US is already on the verge of stalling; failing to protect an open internet would further erode the United States’ digital competitiveness.
What is this man thinking?
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
What sort of beliefs made a mass movement succeed?
Debbie Ziegler, mother of the late Brittany Maynard, in Sacramento in September 2015, encouraging the passage of California’s End-of-Life Options Act. Maynard, who had brain cancer, had to move to Oregon so she could end her life legally in 2014.
AP Photo/Carl Costas
People who seek aid in dying tend to be white men older than 65, a new analysis shows. While this could be due to religious views, here's why it could also be because of lack of access.
Court proceedings are rarely sensitive to the inequalities faced by women and girls in Africa.
Clear court procedures are required to guarantee confidentiality, safety, and dignity for victims of highly stigmatising cases, such as sexual abuse.
An Indian man displays new currency notes of 2,000 Indian rupee.
AP Photo/Ajit Solanki
You can now pay your way with apps, cryptocurrencies and other digital alternatives. Physical money might one day look like a relic of the past.
Où est la différence entre le vrai et le faux ?
Les psychiatres n’ont pas attendu Donald Trump pour découvrir la notion de « faits alternatifs ». Chaque jour, ils entendent des patients soutenir des idées plus ou moins éloignées de la réalité.
An Iraqi soldier inspects a train tunnel adorned with an Islamic State group flag in Mosul, Iraq.
AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed
An expert explains that such claims are probably more calculated and careful than you'd expect.