Pope Francis at the Monument Mary Queen of Peace, in Port Louis, Mauritius on Sept. 9, 2019.
AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino
Pope Francis recently completed a tour of three African nations. His visit needs to be understood in the context of the church's long history in Africa and its modern-day difficulties.
Protesters in New York City on May 21, 2019 express their opposition to restrictive abortion laws.
Mary Altaffer/AP Photo
States that have restrictive abortion laws don't just have worse health measures for women. A new study suggests that everyone is harmed.
Cathy Engelbert of Deloitte and Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin are among the few female CEOs in corporate America.
Women occupy just 5% of the top jobs at companies in the S&P 500. Research shows the problem to be even worse.
A demonstrator in Hong Kong on Aug. 24, 2019.
Why doesn't China put down the protests in Hong Kong? Maybe it doesn't want to.
You might just be getting better at the game you’re practicing.
There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
Airbnb is a growing threat to the major hotel chains.
The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
Rescue personnel search through debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct. 11, 2018.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
An engineering professor explains why rural areas are especially vulnerable to hurricanes, and what they can do to ensure that no one is left without help.
Twenty-two of the 24 Democratic 2020 presidential candidates.
The number of candidates in presidential primaries has skyrocketed since the 2016 election. Divisions inside political parties and easy ways for candidates to raise money are among the reasons why.
A male guppy looks good when he looks different.
The mating habits of these tiny, colorful fish may be revealing something broader about the animal kingdom, and perhaps even our own desires.
A map of DNA with the double helix colored blue, the landmarks in green, and the start points for copying the molecule in red.
David Gilbert/Kyle Klein
You are probably familiar with graphics depicting the double helix structure of DNA. But have you ever seen a single DNA molecule standing straight?
Oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File
In 2004 an underwater avalanche destroyed an oil platform off Louisiana, causing a 14-year spill. An expert on oil and gas seeps in the Gulf of Mexico warns that this could happen in other places.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II at a horse show in 2018. On Jan. 17, 2019, Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover into another vehicle.
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Britain's Prince Philip recently announced he will stop driving, in the aftermath of a crash he caused after being blinded by sunlight. The crash raises a question: When should people stop driving?
This undated score, written by Joseph Mohr and titled ‘Weynachts Lied’ (‘Christmas Carol’), is the earliest known surviving copy of ‘Silent Night.’
Two hundred years ago, an Austrian priest teamed up with a schoolteacher to perform the first rendition of 'Silent Night.' Little did they know that it would one day be sung in over 300 languages.
Most people are fine with a drink, but when one becomes several, there may be a problem.
Drinking among older adults is up. And while overdrinking may not pose an immediate threat of overdose, it is not healthy for seniors, many of whom take several medications and are at risk for falls.
President Jimmy Carter extended the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in 1978.
In the #MeToo era and with more women entering Congress, activists are hopeful another state could ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. But is it too late?
Deep sea corals off Florida.
A massive new discovery this summer of miles of corals in deep waters off South Carolina shows how much we have yet to learn about life on the ocean floor.
Girls who are more confident in their math skills are more likely to pursue math-intensive degrees.
High school girls who are more confident in their math abilities are more likely to pursue math in college and beyond.
More elderly people may soon be pinching pennies.
Americans are increasingly struggling to save enough for retirement. If Social Security isn't saved, growing old in poverty will likely become more common.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey after winning the election.
AP Photo/Butch Dill
While a record number of women are headed to Congress, a number of conservative measures passed across states. What explains this?
Surgeonfish on a reef in the Maldives.
Drastic oxygen losses in the world's oceans millions of years ago coincided with mass extinctions. Scientists see this as a warning about how climate change could affect oceans today.