Tropical forests in the Congo for example have exceptionally high animal and plant species.
Forests and savannas are expected to be strongly affected in the coming decades by changing rainfall patterns. But land use will also have a major impact.
City workers in London place flowers in the heart of the city after terrorism killed seven people and wounded 40 others.
Terrorism, confusion and fear are leaving many feeling demoralized. While not quite on the level of depression, demoralization is still something to pay attention to. Here are some ways to do that.
Calls for Brazilian President Michel Temer’s ouster are growing louder due to allegations of government corruption.
Brazil's political crisis is spiraling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorizing a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
Model Hanne Gaby Odiele (in white) has been outspoken about experiencing life as intersex.
There are some striking physical and symbolic similarities.
Protestors gathered in D.C. on April 29 for People’s Climate March.
The White House is deciding whether or not to stay in the Paris climate agreement. But a large majority of Americans – including Trump voters – want the U.S. to participate and lead.
President Trump arrived at the Capitol with HHS Secretary Tom Price on March 21 to warn representatives that they could lose their jobs if they do not vote in favor of the health care law.
President Trump has threatened and criticized federal judges and House representatives. In a typical workplace, this would be called bullying. Here's why it's important to stop it.
Developing lizard embryo beneath placental tissues.
Taking the placenta as a case study, researchers are able to piece together how new organs evolve, by repurposing old tissues and using them to do new jobs.
Wind turbines require massive structures that are polluting to produce and can harm ecosystems, but these impacts compare favorably with those of fossil alternatives.
No energy source is perfect, but solar and wind have a much lower health and environmental footprint than fossil fuels, a study finds. Biopower, though, is a mixed bag.
People power is helping bring an end to impunity in Brazil.
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By exposing, prosecuting and sentencing Brazil's corrupt politicians, prosecutors, judges and citizens are draining the swamp that has overwhelmed the country for so long.
A protester at a December speech by an alt-right speaker on the Texas A&M campus.
The pains of the past carry into the future, especially for groups of people who have been mistreated for decades or even centuries. Here is not only why that happens but also how you can help.
Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) in confirmation hearing.
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) has written a proposal to repeal Obamacare, a program under the Department of Health and Human Services, which he would head. Here are things to consider for his next hearing.
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
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The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
Rep. Tom Price as he arrives at Trump Tower on Nov. 16, 2016.
, in New York. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Donald Trump's pick for head of Health and Human Services marks a sharp departure from the direction of HHS under President Obama. Here's a look at who might be affected by Tom Price's leadership.
Millions of women felt insulted by Donald Trump's language toward women. Others overlooked it, seeing the female candidate as flawed. Here's why this might suggest a growing health crisis for women.
How many colors in your language’s rainbow?
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New research investigates how people sequentially add new color terms to languages over time – and the results hold surprises about assumptions linguists have made for 40 years.
FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill explaining his why he won’t prosecute Hillary Clinton.
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A historian and biographer of J. Edgar Hoover answers questions on how FBI director James Comey is handling a position with a dark past.
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In the story of Manhattan's Le Pavillon and its irascible manager, a food historian sees the rise and fall of French cuisine in America.
Boxer Jack Johnson was relentlessly reprimanded for his arrogance and opulent lifestyle. But what was the criticism really about?
The controversy over Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem isn’t a watershed moment. It's only the latest chapter in a long history of people trying to control how black people behave.
Donald Trump in Virginia on Monday, where he spoke to a veterans’ group.
The research is strong that the atrocities of war cause mental health issues. A clinical psychologist walks us through the research and tells of her personal experience treating those with PTSD.
Does it matter whether you feed a virus or starve bacteria? A recent study suggested that it might. Our bodies react differently to the collateral damage of an anti-immune response and anti-viral one.