In some countries, as much as half of the generated electricity is lost in transmission.
Due to inefficiencies in global energy systems, energy falls short of even making it to the consumer, often lost in the form of waste heat.
A market in the Old City of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2019.
AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi
Building a lasting peace in Afghanistan will take much more than an accord with the Taliban. In post-conflict nations, economic development and job creation are critical to national security.
Nutritious fish are being diverted away from countries that could benefit from them the most.
Mary E. Harper (left) and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (right), whose two photos in ‘Atlanta Offering’ are unusual.
Unidentified Artist, 1895, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, Emory University
A 19th-century volume contained a mystery for two historians who combined their knowledge to tell the story of the women and their contributions to American democracy.
Burnt shacks after a fire in a Mumbai slums. Adolescents are deeply affected by traumatic events in their lives.
The data suggest that boys experience as much disadvantage as girls.
A Syrian archeologist holds an artifact that was transported to Damascus for safe-keeping during the Syrian Civil War.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
According to a new study, a small portion of a site can yield thousands of objects, adding up to millions of dollars.
A 6-month-old who is infected with measles in Madagascar, March 2019.
AP Photo/Laetitia Bezain
Scientists identified the general pattern of measles infections as a country moves toward eliminating the disease. This roadmap can help public health workers most efficiently fight and end measles.
Rylie, age 10, is one of the nearly 1000 children diagnosed with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome, a rare form of autism. Photo curtesy of Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation.
Photo credit: Christa Michelle Photography
The complexity of autism makes research difficult, but understanding even rare forms of autism is leading to greater insight into the biology of these disorders and potential new treatments.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here’s what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
Many parents object to vaccination for religious reasons, while others may file for exemptions for convenience.
Recent measles outbreaks show the dangers of not vaccinating – and the importance of vaccination. Is there a way to accommodate those religiously opposed to vaccination and minimize other exemptions?
For many of us, a better diet means eating more fruit and vegetables.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during a runoff presidential election in Bamako, Mali on Aug. 12, 2018.
Elections are supposed to hold politicians accountable: Officials who fear losing their seat will work harder for voters. But in some countries, political competition actually makes government worse.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for more kindness in politics.
NZ’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stands out internationally as she talks about doing politics differently. Yet, domestically, there’s little discussion about priorities in foreign policy.
The leading causes of child injury in Ethiopia are road traffic crashes, burns, and drownings.
Ethiopia has a high number of injury-related deaths and disabilities among children.
Violence against students is very common in Uganda, even though corporal punishment was banned.
The UN has declared all violence against children a violation of human rights. But it still happens even in schools.
African-Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies.
African-Americans are severely underrepresented in genetics and neuroscience research. That could leave the treatments of the future out of their reach.
Researchers release a balloon carrying instruments to measure ozone levels above Antarctica.
Almost 30 years ago the world responded to the realisation that our ozone layer was in trouble. The resulting Montreal Protocol was a rare example of global cooperation, but there’s no room for complacency.
These rats are in special cages for urine collection. Every year, millions of animals are used for testing chemicals that are used in industrial products.
Testing new industrial chemicals is essential for public health and the environment. But animal testing is costly, and too many chemicals are left untested. A new AI tool may solve the problem.
I’ll try to be there for you 100 percent.
Many dog owners have tales of their faithful companion licking away their tears. Researchers investigated whether, beyond being comforting, canines would actually take action to help an upset owner.
China’s aspirations of global dominance will hit a snag given the world’s other major powers identify democratic values as central to their national identies. Only China and Russia do not. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in June 2018.
(AP Photo/Dake Kang)
New research suggests the values and identities of the world’s great powers present a major barrier to China’s aspirations of global domination. Do not bet on China’s hegemonic prospects just yet.