Pain of the sick: ‘Anatomy of Expression,’ by Sir Charles Bell, 1806.
In today's opioid crisis, why are some people with addictions treated with empathy and others with disdain? The answer to that question has roots in the 19th century.
Anthony Bourdain, left, and Kate Spade, right.
The Conversation with images from PeabodyAwards/flickr
The suicides this week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked and saddened many. And the news was disturbing. Why is it so hard to know who might commit suicide?
Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of New Jersey.
How can marine preserves best protect sea creatures that move in and out of them? Two ocean scientists describe new thinking about designing marine protected areas.
Green sea turtle.
Little chunks of plastic are now scattered throughout the oceans and pollute most beaches around the world, including the nesting sites of threatened and endangered sea turtles.
During the war, the poster on the left, painted by J. Howard Miller, was only on display for only two weeks. Norman Rockwell’s, on the other hand, was seen by millions.
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During the war, few Americans actually saw the 'Rosie the Riveter' poster that's become a cultural icon.
What does a machine see when it looks at you?
When people see their bodies in 3D, they feel worse about themselves and more negative in general. That might not put shoppers in a buying mood even for clothes that fit better.
Teachers and students wave to motorists in Peoria, Ariz.
AP Photo/Matt York
Yes, money is one big reason. But teachers also just want to be heard like everyone else and are using methods that have been shown to be effective.
The late Sen. Ted Kennedy, reading from “A Nation of Immigrants,” a book by his brother, President John F. Kennedy.
AP Photo/Dennis Cook
Changes to the official mandates guiding nonprofits and government agencies might be less significant than they appear.
Cheap private schools in low and middle income countries have increased dramatically.
Research explores why parents in Nairobi actively choose to send their children to private schools, despite the financial constraints.
Grid operators set the prices for energy markets and are structured to take the lowest prices – a disadvantage for coal and nuclear power.
Two moves by the Trump administration signal a dramatic shift in energy policy to favor coal and nuclear, but markets forces and legal challenges mean changes could take years.
From 1921 to 2000, no black jockeys competed.
Black jockeys won more than half of the first 25 runnings of the Kentucky Derby. Then they started losing their jobs.
A 2009 flood, worsened by a high tide, in Miami.
With little state and federal leadership, regional planners in southern Florida try to prepare for the effects of climate change.
What’s the evidence on a gap year?
Many students are in the process of deciding whether to take a gap year -- a year between high school and starting college. What does evidence tell us about taking a gap year?
Marching against abortion.
The Supreme Court just blocked one of the hundreds of abortion restrictions introduced over the past year. So what do these news laws signal about the future of reproductive rights in the US?
When will the next big one strike?
Hurricane via www.shutterstock.com
A look at the Florida insurance market following the flurry of severe hurricanes in 2004-2005 shows that pooling risk can cut losses.
Only a Category 1 at landfall, Hurricane Irene had plenty of energy.
Everybody wants a quick shorthand for a storm's damage potential. But the index we hear used most often isn't the best option.
Climate change may have been playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes. Florida State University researchers…
Research coming out of the Florida State University this week exposes the non-uninform nature of global climate change over…
Melting permafrost in places like Sweden could result in even higher levels of carbon emissions than predicted, accelerating…
An element on the fringe of the periodic table could help build safe new storage containers for radioactive waste, help separate…