Healthy choices are more complicated than a devil-angel contest suggests.
Are healthy behaviors virtuous (and unhealthy ones sinful), or are they just like any other choice? Here's how we could likely improve our health if we viewed choice differently.
What can you do to ensure a more perfect brew?
The science behind why what your barista achieves at the cafe tastes better than what you can come up with at home.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined his team in taking a knee before a game on Sept. 25.
AP Photo/Matt York
Team owners' defense of their players 'taking a knee' during the national anthem shows the vital role business leaders play in political discourse – one championed by Citizens United.
World leaders listen to President Trump speak at the General Assembly.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
President Trump's fiery speech at the United Nations received a mostly subdued response from world leaders and others. Is there a risk we're becoming complacent?
Can you cut it in this math problem?
Dreading math class as you head back into school? Never fear: Try these tips from famed mathematician George Pólya.
Is speaking some evil really so bad?
We gave four scholars from different disciplines a chance to offer their opinions on this important question.
Despite the stereotypes, most obese Americans aren’t poor.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The notion that obesity mostly afflicts the poor is a misconception.
All students deserve a healthy lunch when they go to school.
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Students with unpaid meal debts have been experiencing some shaming policies at school. New rules are aimed at protecting these children, but the real solution may lie in free meals for all.
Dancing sunlight patterns reflected onto an interior ceiling from a wind-disturbed external water surface.
Research shows that bringing nature indoors, in the form of movement created by light, wind and water, makes occupants calmer and more productive. It also could promote interest in sustainable design.
And don’t expect chocolate ice cream, either.
Millions of Americans believe brown cows produce chocolate milk? The way the media reported this factoid raises questions about science literacy – but different ones than you may think.
Disadvantaged neighbourhoods can be a source of stress for young people.
New research has found growing up in a disadvantaged neighbourhood can have negative effects on children's brain development.
Journalism students at Oaklea Middle School, Junction City, Oregon.
Journalistic Learning Initiative
Students in high school now will be eligible to vote during the 2020 election cycle. How can we prepare them to become informed citizens in an era of misinformation, where anyone can publish anything?
On the left, Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘The Manifestation of the Peak’ (1834); on the right, Wright’s rendering of the Huntington Hartford Resort project (1947)
© The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ
When the young Wright moved to Chicago to work for the architect Joseph Silsbee, he was introduced to Japanese prints. It changed his career, and very possibly the course of American architecture.
What is moral injury?
The inability to reconcile wartime actions with a personal moral code can create lasting psychological consequences for veterans.
PBS headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
When the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was founded 50 years ago, it was supposed to reflect the nation's disparate voices.
Syrian doctors treat a child following a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria.
Edlib Media Center, via AP, File
Will recent photos of chemical attack victims in Syria provoke a short-term emotional reaction or a sustained humanitarian campaign?
Activists, federal workers and union representatives rallied for environmental protection policies at the EPA.
American Federation of Government Employees
The EPA served as a conduit between the federal government and at-risk communities. Communications scholars look at how environmental justice issues could be set back in scaled-down EPA.
A fern repeats its pattern at various scales.
Fractals are patterns that repeat at increasingly fine magnifications. They turn up in the natural world and in artists' work. Research suggests they contribute to making something aesthetically appealing.
The divide is in the data.
American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015 5 year estimates, Table S1810
More and more people are talking about the 'rural-urban divide,' but what does that phrase actually mean? We asked experts from around the country to illustrate the gap in graphs and maps.
The current EPA administrator says the agency should prioritize clean air and clean water, rather than deal with greenhouse gases.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has said the agency's purview should not include climate change, but a look at its history under both Republican and Democratic presidents says otherwise.