Should privacy mean different things depending which side of the Atlantic you live on?
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?
Supporters of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo celebrate his likely return home.
Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
Ongoing wildlife studies are one kind of federally funded research that’s sidelined during a shutdown.
Setting aside personal hardships for workers who don't see a paycheck during the shutdown, the research enterprise itself loses out, too. And unlike back pay, this lost time can never be made up.
How does the concept of science in the crosshairs affect opinions?
Researchers found that aggressive messaging and framing current events as a 'war on science' had different effects on how liberals and conservatives felt about scientists' credibility.
Les journalistes qui couvrent les opérations d’activistes environnementaux, comme ici en Birmanie, sont régulièrement menacés.
Couvrir les sujets environnementaux est l’un des exercices les plus périlleux du journalisme. Entre 2005 et 2016, 40 reporters y ont laissé la vie.
Hanging church courtyard tile mural showing holy family traveling.
Daniel Mayer (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons
La paternidad ha cambiado mi forma de ver la relación entre Jesucristo y sus padres.
Medium-scale African farmers are relatively wealthy and influential.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.
A comet-gazing opportunity to close out the year.
I MAKE PHOTO 17/Shutterstock.com
A bright comet visible in December provides an excellent viewing opportunity for night sky lovers – even potentially with the naked eye.
Scotch pines on a Christmas tree farm in northern Michigan.
Both natural and artificial Christmas trees have environmental impacts, but they're not major. What matters most is what happens to the trees after the holidays.
Researchers have identified 3,000 radioactive isotopes – and predict 4,000 more are out there.
Alongside their famous dangers, radioactive materials have many beneficial uses. With as many more predicted as have already been discovered, nuclear physicists are searching for more isotopes.
What can an algorithm find when it reads a book?
Some AI technologies aren't advanced enough to provide useful insights, but simpler tools can yield new opportunities to explore the humanities.
In recent years, Detroit has demolished thousands of abandoned homes annually.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
By the time a building is abandoned and falls into disrepair, its community is already suffering. Michigan scholars suggest it's time to plan for structures' end of life before they even go up.
Journalists who cover illegal operations like logging at this site in northern Sagaing division, Myanmar, can face threats and violence.
AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe
Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
For decades, native-born American Jews changed their names to improve their job prospects.
The demographics of name change petitioners today – and the reasons that they give – tell a complicated story of race, class and culture.
Concentración organizada por HIAS, un grupo judío que apoya a los refugiados, en el exterior de la Casa Blanca.
La idea de acoger a los extranjeros es fundamental para el cristianismo, el judaísmo y el islam. Hoy día, eso genera la responsabilidad de proteger a los refugiados de la violencia y la opresión.
Rally organized by HIAS, a Jewish group that supports refugees, outside the White House.
The idea of welcoming the stranger is central to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Today, that engenders a responsibility to shield refugees and other immigrants from violence and oppression.
There’s a bridge over this Michigan waterway and a precarious pipeline beneath it.
AP Photo/Al Goldis
A big spill in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac could have devastating consequences. But does replacing the pipeline running beneath it make sense in a warming world?
Evolution is not just for living beings.
Artificial intelligence research owes a lot to biology and chemistry.
President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
A missing Saudi journalist has put Trump's 'America First' rhetoric to the test.
Releasing a female wolf on Isle Royale, Oct. 2, 2018.
The National Park Service is moving wolves to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to replenish a small pack on the island. Wolves prey on moose, which are overgrazing the island. It doesn't hurt that they are charismatic.