Burkina Faso faces a new terrorist threat. Terrorist groups are now flourishing within its borders.
An oral history based biography of a survivor of colonial genocide in Namibia indicates instances of humanity during an entirely inhumane era.
How China appears to have learned from its response to the SARS crisis of 2003.
The Great Acceleration inaugurated the Anthropocene in the 1950s. Now, a similar race for resources and space is happening in the ocean.
With dozens of international players meddling in Libya, nobody wants to see their side weakened.
When you play 'devil's advocate', you minimise the problem.
Astronomy and astrology do not agree on the dates of the zodiac constellations.
Two centuries after it was first sighted by Russian explorers, Antarctica is a key site for studying the future of Earth's climate – and for global scientific cooperation.
The prosperity and happiness of one country promotes that of others. That's a lesson Donald Trump has never learned.
In South Africa, state corruption has taken hold with utter disregard for ethics and democratic norms in a cynical exploitation of the post-apartheid transformation agenda.
The ecological costs of huge, repetitive, high-severity wildfires on ecosystems could be colossal.
Russia's cabinet resigned Wednesday, and it looked like an unexpected move. But a Russia scholar says it is part of a plan by leader Vladimir Putin to maintain power after he leaves office.
As well as a stark warning about climate change, the disaster underlines the importance of wildlife monitoring.
The charred remains of root vegetables found at Border Cave help us understand how early humans survived and thrived.
Since President Donald Trump took office, Iranians have held a more unfavorable view of the US.
Declining US involvement in The Horn would leave a vacuum that others can fill.
Puerto Rico's January earthquakes came after many foreshocks and have been followed by numerous aftershocks. Scientists are studying these sequences to improve earthquake forecasting.
The downing of Flight PS752 suggests Iran’s missile technology has grown increasingly sophisticated. But its ability to responsibly control that technology has not.
Flight PS752 is more than just a terrible tragedy. It's also revealed the potential future costs of Iran's irresponsibility.
We found about 300 suspicious Twitter accounts, which we suspect included a high proportion of bots and trolls pushing the #ArsonEmergency narrative.