Where does self-esteem in children come from?
Parents take note: most kids develop a sense of self-esteem as early as age five.
Obama leads the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015.
Racial divisiveness got worse under Obama. And it could erode further after he leaves office.
Most young South Africans can’t afford tuition fees and are left out of the higher education system.
The student protests that rocked South Africa's universities in 2015 are part of a class struggle as poor and marginalised people fight for their place in an unequal system.
Venues de plusieurs champs scientifiques, des propositions visent à rendre plus transparent le travail du chercheur sur ordinateur. Logiciels libres et méthodes collaboratives servent la science.
Le superordinateur Cray XT5 livré au Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
L’ordinateur personnel a révolutionné la science. Pratique pour le chercheur, il rend aussi plus obscur le processus par lequel la découverte s’organise. Reproduire les résultats devient une gageure.
A Greenpeace undercover investigation revealed that academics agreed to receive payments from fossil fuel companies – without disclosing the funding.
With the public’s confidence in the news media wavering, it's a tough line to toe.
A supporter of Ted Cruz holds his book and a US flag.
That means turning against Tea Party favorites Trump and Cruz.
Repeated trauma in childhood appears to change children’s enduring hormonal function and their subsequent brain development.
A bill that would release the 112 children currently in immigration detention in Australia will soon go before the House of Representatives. So what should MPs consider when casting their votes?
Computer… or black box for data?
Virtually every researcher relies on computers to collect or analyze data. But when computers are opaque black boxes that manipulate data, it's impossible to replicate studies – a core value for science.
Carson smiles at the CNBC GOP debate.
Because Carson is patently unqualified, his presidential candidacy may be doing more to perpetuate racism than undo it.
Condemned by compromise?
There's nothing anti-Republican about doing deals with the other side.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his girlfriend Ciara arrive at a White House State Dinner in April.
Men might not wear purity rings, but some are pledging abstinence, too.
Time to move on: Shell’s Kulluk rig being rescued by Coast Guard in 2013.
US Department of Defense
Did environmentalists force Shell to exit the Arctic? Not really. Blame economics and geopolitics first and foremost.
Boehner quits on Friday, September 25.
The speaker calls it quits after five years of trying to get Tea Party leaders to stop squabbling and play nice. The road ahead looks rocky for the GOP.
Do the current stereotypes keep women from entering computer science?
Changing the design of a classroom can get more girls interested in computer science. Here's how.
Greenpeace is seeking to use investigative reporters to supplement its advocacy efforts.
NGO journalists can cover issues that go underreported by cash-strapped newsrooms. But are they more likely to violate journalistic principles?
Chatting up the party fateful.
In 1964, the John Birch Society pushed Barry Goldwater to victory in the Republican primary. The same could happen with the Tea Party and Trump this election cycle.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail - 1963
Jason C Tillmann
One year on from Ferguson, the message of Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail could not be more relevant.
A tipping point?
On July 6, the South Carolina Senate voted to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. In the past white-on-black violence has led to real change - but under specific conditions.
Hamilton’s political enemies unduly tarnished his legacy.
'Hamilton' via www.shutterstock.com
Alexander Hamilton's story is our story. It would be a mistake to remove him from the $10 bill.