Western water law means collecting rainwater was legal only a few years ago in some states.
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States, including Colorado, restrict the use of rain barrels. A water law scholar says a better way to conserve is reduce waste from big – and powerful – water users.
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Engineered to exploit human compulsions, the Internet competes for our attention, while teaching us to need it.
Free Syrian Army fighters on their smartphones.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
Author Peter Walker meets with Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum at the occupied Malheur National Wildlife refuge on January 20.
Occupier Jason Patrick
A geography professor reports from the front lines of the Malheur occupation. Despite strong local opposition to occupiers, he foresees more conflicts to come.
Placards featuring portraits of murdered journalists were used during a February 11, 2016 demonstration, which took place after reporter Anabel Flores was found dead on a highway in Puebla.
As recently as 10 years ago, Mexico had a press freedom index on par with the United States. How did everything fall apart so quickly?
Why not join the fight against elephant poaching instead?
Companies can help both society and the bottom line by spending the price of a 30-second Super Bowl spot on something that benefits society.
The leading conservative magazine National Review has played a critical role in creating modern GOP. Their repudiation of Trump signals crisis for Republicans.
Neuroscience offers hope for developing new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
Although developments in neuroscience is on the brink of offering hope for millions of Parkinson's disease sufferers, currently there is no cure.
What is the history of the Thanksgiving dinner?
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902, Library of Congress
At a time when America feels divided and families face rifts, the history of Thanksgiving offers lessons in unity, generosity and faith.
What’s the fuss over gender-neutral bathrooms?
The bathroom has become a battleground for transgender rights — and rightfully so. Research shows that bathroom restrictions threaten the health and safety of the transgender community.
UAW workers are fighting back.
Labor leaders sometimes seem to concede defeat too easily, yet workers are still fighting for their place in the middle class.
Celui-là ? Maintenant ou plus tard ?
Travers banal, la procrastination ou l’art de tout remettre à demain peut être combattue. Et si vous liez travaux à faire et estime de soi ?
Now or later?
Don't delay. Read about why we procrastinate, and some tricks to overcome it.
Children and families wait in line, as holiday gifts and toys are distributed to underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles December 21 2013.
Does the definition of self-control – choosing long-term over short-term outcomes – even make sense for people who are short on time, money or both?
The biopic Straight Outta Compton tells the story of rise and fall of Los Angeles rap group NWA.
Though they presented themselves as hardened gangsters, the only rap sheets NWA had were notebooks full of song lyrics.
A victim, with a flag of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations covering him, lies on the ground following an explosion in Turkey on July 20 2015.
A suicide bombing in Turkey last week has pulled Ankara closer to the US in the fight against ISIS. It has also raised concerns about Kurds who are also being targeted by Turkish bombing raids.
A Grateful Dead fan wears a shirt commemorating the band’s farewell tour.
In the internet era, musical artists freely distribute their songs and encourage fans to attend live shows. The Dead did this for 40 years.
It’s not that studying psychology made me a bleeding heart, but that studying psychology gave me a better understanding of how people think and behave.
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Learning about social psychology can make you more liberal. I know this because it is exactly what happened to me.
At 42, Chris Horner became the older person to a win a cycling Grand Tour. In this photo Horner climbs during the 186km 18th stage of La Vuelta, Tour of Spain on September 12 2013.
"I'm old" is the common refrain for why we get worse at athletics as we age. But here's what's really happening in the body through the years to make world-class performance less possible.
The Confederate Battle Flag in front of the South Carolina State House.
Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.