In the mid-1990s, body modification enthusiasts – a long-ostracized subculture – created an online community that incorporated blogs, dating and wikis.
Even though Facebook claims to be a global community, its rise has come at the expense of online subcultures for marginalized people, from body modification enthusiasts to drag queens.
An All-American meal.
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Chain restaurants vowed to make children's menus healthier. But our analysis of menus across the country shows that kids' choices still aren't very good for them.
A demonstration marking International Women’s Day in Mexico City.
AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo
Mexico City ranks first among 16 international cities surveyed for physical and verbal harassment on public transportation, but street harassment is reported each day from dozens of U.S. cities.
Children learn hatred and violence, two pediatricians write, and they also learn love and respect. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the two doctors offer things you can do to teach tolerance.
Add a hashtag, join the Olympics conversation.
The mainstream media has knocked Brazil for the Zika virus, doping scandals and safety concerns. But citizen social media users, by revealing an alternate narrative, could even the score for Rio.
Donald Trump en salle de réunion dans un épisode de « The Apprentice ».
Nick Lehr/The Conversation
Des études montrent que, depuis les années 1970, la tendance au narcissisme augmente. Une évolution liée à la consommation de la télévision ?
Donald Trump in the boardroom during an episode of ‘The Apprentice.’
Nick Lehr/The Conversation
Studies have shown that since the 1970s, people's scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory are rising. Could there be a connection to television consumption?
Suboxone is often prescribed as a treatment for those addicted to opioids, but only doctors with a certain waiver may prescribe it.
The FDA just approved a new implant of a drug that treats opioid addiction. Why hasn't the drug been prescribed more widely already?
Hard to get.
Morphine pills image via www.shutterstock.com.
Why are so many people in dire need of pain relief unable to access the powerful painkillers that are so commonly prescribed in the United States?
What’s the fuss about?
Polls indicate that a large percentage of Americans know very little about Common Core, the standards for teaching math and English language arts. Here are some Common Core facts.
The cast of the film ‘Spotlight’ reacts after they won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards.
From Chris Rock's opening monologue to red carpet hits (and misses), our experts analyze key moments from this year's Academy Awards.
A community health worker walks a couple through an HIV test in Malawi. Mostly men do not access these services.
Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation–Malawi / Robbie Flick
In sub-Saharan Africa more women may be infected with HIV than men - but men are more likely to die because of poor testing and treatment regimes.
Thousands are taking to the Internet to petition for the freedom of convicted murderer Steven Avery.
A new paper details how armchair activists – put together – can be a force.
You might not know the extent to which news sites are exposing your information to third-party servers.
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Murky ethics surround the pervasive practice of news sites engaging in online tracking.
Fast, cheap and easily available.
From deciding when and what to eat to how much food you actually put on your plate, the average person makes over 200 food-related decisions each day, most of which are automatic.
A Martin & Rossi ad from the 1960s.
New research shows that the old advertising maxim 'sex and violence sell' may be bad for business.
Flaring at a gas well in Pennsylvania, where hydraulic fracturing has spread rapidly.
Higher hospitalization rates near unconventional wells could be linked to environmental and social stressors, such as noise and air pollution.
Wyss Institute at Harvard University
A so-called "organ-on-chip" device could speed up the way drugs are developed. And it's just been named the London Design Museum's design of the year.
10% co-insurance? Huh?
Young woman and laptop via www.shutterstock.com.
Choosing health insurance that provides the amount of coverage you’ll likely need at the right cost is a difficult task, especially if it's your first time picking a plan.
Exercise Desert Rock I Buster Jangle Dog.
By Federal Government of the United States [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
On Human Experiments: what lies behind some of the most shocking human experiments in recent history? Here's a clue: most of it took place during wartime or when war seemed like a real threat.