Gender differences were more significant in lower-income families.
A 15-year-old sophomore killed four students in a Michigan school attack. The gun he used was purchased by his father just four days earlier.
Professor Edward Holmes of the University of Sydney has scooped the top award at last night’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, for his prompt efforts to understand the coronavirus genome.
Public-health messaging and strained health-care resources during COVID-19 have meant fewer in-person exams. For some children with brain cancer, this can have devastating consequences.
COVID-19 cases in Mexico are approaching the highest levels seen during the second wave in late January 2021, with about 22,000 new infections a day. A slow vaccine rollout is stunting progress.
We can do better than building a village of glorified dongas. Smart quarantine can be much higher-tech, and more adaptable for future uses once the pandemic is over.
Having survived the HIV/AIDS pandemic, gay communities in the US were well equipped to get residents health and social services early in the pandemic, when the government’s COVID-19 response lagged.
Different people and groups have differing, and often opposing, goals that they value differently. That makes public discussion, compromise and agreement difficult.
The most vulnerable in society have been hit hard by the pandemic when it comes to getting enough to eat. So what can be done?
A federal eviction ban had much less effect than state-specific restrictions, an analysis of eviction data finds.
A new report looks at how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is changing Toronto’s patterns.
COVID-19 variants of concern have changed the game. We need to recognise and act on this to avoid future waves of infections, yet more lockdowns and restrictions, and avoidable illness and death.
Red squirrels are solitary by nature, but research has found that they benefit from familiarity with other squirrels.
A new study finds egalitarian nations have had fewer COVID-19 deaths than individualistic ones like the US, a new study finds. But women’s leadership may have something to do with their success, too.
Americans were tired of social distancing and mask-wearing. At the first hint the virus was receding, people pushed to get life back to normal. Unfortunately another surge of the disease followed.
Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.
Pets both helped and harmed mental health.
During the first lockdown, the number of people seeking help for depression, anxiety and self-harm dropped by up to 48% in some cases.
From failing to consider the costs of not locking down, to underestimating the role of dumb luck in a pandemic, here are some critical thinking mistakes not to repeat in 2021.