According to one study, more than 8 million people per year die early from air pollution exposure.
People have to make countless decisions on a daily basis that involve some degree of risk, from boarding a plane to crossing the street. The trouble is most of us don't weigh risk well.
Miguel Díaz-Canel, a 57-year-old engineer and Communist Party loyalist, is expected to succeed Raúl Castro as president of Cuba. Will change bring prosperity or instability to the Cuban people?
A global trade war seems well underway as China and the US exchange targeted tariff attacks. An economist explains what they are, how they work and why they matter.
Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a common and often painful condition that
most children will experience at least once in their first year.
The British government plans to double its annual charge for migrants to use the NHS.
Folk's emphasis on authenticity and community has renewed appeal in today's beard-friendly, organic-appreciating culture.
The origins of our days of the week lie with the Romans. Three are named for planets, the other four gods.
The charges against a Sydney man for allegedly acting as an 'economic agent' for North Korea are set against the background of recent tougher UN sanctions against the rogue nation.
To explain why we have a mitochondria, we have to go back about two billion years to a time when none of the complexity of life as we see it today existed.
Cohabiting couples can sign an agreement to avoid legal uncertainties in the case of a relationship breakdown.
The hallmark of a Buruli ulcer is a sore, usually on the legs or arms, which slowly enlarges over weeks to months.
A 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Mexico on 8 September 2017. Fortunately, initial fears of a damaging tsunami hitting the coastline now appear unfounded.
How exactly do the stars twinkle in the night sky? As it turns out, the answer is full of hot air... and cold air.
The Dera Sacha Sauda episode has several important questions, mostly related to the crisis of spirituality and modernity in India today.
The anti-fascist movement, or 'antifa', has undergone more of an evolution of progressive militancy than a birth.
Georgina, age 5, wants to know why rainbows are round.
Quetiapine, sold under the brand name Seroquel, is a short-acting antipsychotic drug to treat major mental illnesses. It has also been increasingly prescribed off-label for insomnia.
Whether or not a prospective citizen would face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK comes down to their individual circumstances.