Gun safety advocates hold signs during a rally to honor victims of gun violence on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, 2013.
After mass killings, politicians feel compelled to offer solutions to gun violence. One of the most common answers is better access to mental health care, but research has found that's not effective.
They only seem to grow up so fast.
Time often seems to fly by when you're a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
You’re ready to blow your top – but how much is due to your internal hunger and how much to external annoyances?
Missing a meal can certainly push you toward a bad mood. But new research identifies in what kind of situations hunger is most likely to tip toward hanger.
Circadian clocks regulate the timing of hundreds of processes in the cell, suggesting that matching medications with your biological clock could improve the outcome
A furnace at Dalian Special Steel Co. Ltd. in China’s Liaoning province.
This speed read explores why it’s hard to stop manufacturers in specific countries from dodging trade barriers by pretending that their goods come from somewhere else.
Intersectionality in action: Brazilian women are organizing across class and race lines to decry inequality in a country that remains deeply ‘machista.’
Before #MeToo, Brazilian women launched #MyFirstHarrassment and marched for racial equality. Today, this feminist resurgence is tackling health care, plastic surgery, violence and more.
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More than half of the global population do not have safe sanitation. What is the best way to go about changing this?
A boy plays cricket among smoke in Karachi. Deaths from air pollution across the globe will increase as climate change accelerates.
A new study suggests climate change will cause changes to patterns of ground-level ozone and smog – two deadly pollutants set to increase deaths by about 260,000 worldwide by the end of the century.
Sheen Ibrahim, Kurdish fighter from the People’s Protection Units (YPG), walks together with other YPG fighters in Raqqa, Syria, June 16, 2017.
The US is doing so with increasing frequency around the world – most recently with Kurdish fighters in Syria. A scholar explains what can go wrong, and why this approach is likely to continue.
Marine Le Pen.
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A new survey of French voters reveals a divide that predicts support for Le Pen. This same characteristic also explains Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
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An address that's normally a call for unity instead mirrored the rhetoric of his campaign: unfocused, contradictory and divisive.
Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan.
President-elect Trump sounded very different from candidate Trump.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong shows a notice of expulsion offered by Thai immigration.
Since the Thai military grabbed power in 2014, it's been widely accepted that the country has moved closer to China, forsaking its former position as a staunch political and economic ally of the West.
Profits from slavery funded education. Washington and Lee University campus.
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The slave trade was used to fund American universities. Scholars are looking to recover the lost stories of the enslaved humans who built some of America's oldest institutions.
Will campaigns’ data use help determine the election?
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The contrast between Trump's no-data approach and Clinton's analytics-heavy campaign offers an opportunity to evaluate the role, and usefulness, of data in political campaigns.
The leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan signed a Declaration of Principles to move their countries closer to cooperation.
The leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have shown some commitment to sharing the waters of the Nile. But hard negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam are only beginning.
Scientists themselves may be the key to finding the right balance.
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The public loses when their only choices are inaccessible, impenetrable journal articles or overhyped click-bait about science. Scientists themselves need to step up and help bridge the divide.
Trump’s popularity reflects a broader cultural phenomenon.
Research from the University of Maryland suggests that 'Trump culture' is part of human culture, and has its roots in warfare, famine and natural disasters.
Is this an addiction?
Internet addiction has the same symptoms as any substance abuse disorder. Trying to stop its use can lead to moodiness or even depression.
African-American kids have strong storytelling skills.
African-American children tell stories that are vivid, elaborate, and rich in imagery. These skills help support their early literacy skills. How can schools take advantage of this?