Lynn Margulis receiving the National Science Award from U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1999.
Lynn Margulis (1938-2011) was a courageous scholar whose remarkable work on the role of symbiosis in evolution stands as a magisterial contribution of science.
The city of Juchitan, on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, was hit particularly hard by the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that shook the region on Sept. 7, 2017.
The Tehuantepec gap in southeastern Mexico, where this month's massive earthquake originated, was long thought to be 'aseismic.' On September 7, scientists learned otherwise.
She’ll be more like me than you.
Parents' DNA try to manipulate one another in a bid to shape junior in their mould.
Much of Miami rallied behind the US president in reinstating the Cuban embargo. Reactions on the island have been predictably less enthusiastic.
Trump's revamped old policy could have a paradoxical effect on Cuba, seriously damaging the country’s economy while actually galvanising its political system.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), right, with Delfina Gomez of his MORENA party. Gómez narrowly lost the Mexico State governor’s race on June 4 but gave her party a boost for the presidency.
Can Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican politics' long-time left-wing rabble rouser, finally win the presidency?
The University of California-Mexico Initiative Education Working Group created Project SOL, an online curriculum program that teaches students in their native language.
University of California, Riverside
Despite hard work by both governments to overcome mistrust, more is needed to build mutual understanding between Americans and Mexicans. Educational partnerships may hold the answer.
Environmental destruction is a negative externality to be isolated and managed. Here, Native Americans at Standing Rock defend sacred land from a proposed oil pipeline.
Today's ugly politics are not a backlash against global capitalism, they're an open embrace of the racism and greed that has always underpinned so-called global governance.
A poignant protest of an avoidable tragedy.
Who is responsible when 43 girls burn to death in a state-run children's home?
Just what they say about Mexico: so close to the USA, so far from God.
President Trump's executive orders are already causing chaos at the US-Mexico border, where 30,000 Haitian asylum-seekers are now trapped in legal limbo. It's the refugee crisis no one talks about.
Jose Luis Gonzales/Reuters
Donald Trump is wildly unpopular with Mexicans. But so, too, is President Enrique Peña Nieto, putting him in a tough position for this week's high-level American official visit to Mexico.
Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto’s meeting with Donald Trump during the campaign proved wildly unpopular with the Mexico people.
What's cooler than standing up to a bully?
Kenyans marching in solidarity with Americans and women worldwide to protest the sexist statements of president Donald Trump.
Voice of America
Donald Trump has done what decades of American feminism could not: unite women worldwide in solidarity.
Can events like Chanel Fashion Week can still happen in Cuba?
With its uncharismatic president and liberalising economy, Cuba already looks less like North Korea and more like China or Vietnam.
Donald Trump raises his fist after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States
The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
New research shows that the current strategy of 'antibiotic mixing' doesn't work.
Hundreds of small-scale miners are scraping out tiny quantities of increasingly precious gold in El Corpus, southern Honduras.
Are high levels of violence and displacement in Central America and Mexico caused by natural resource exploitation?
Donald Trump claims victory in New York.
Donald J Trump has emerged victorious in the historic, and historically acerbic, 2016 American presidential election. What does this outcome mean for the world?
Research shows voters penalise candidates who make accusations of fraud that aren’t credible, especially if they lose by a wide margin.
Some advice for Trump from Mexico, a place that knows something about contested elections: nobody likes a sore loser.
Women across Latin America took to the streets after a 16-year-old girl was raped and murdered in a coastal town of Argentina in October 2016.
The recent violent rape and murder of a 16-year-old Argentinian girl has sparked a region-wide protest movement against sexual violence in Latin America.
Mexico’s Colima Volcano erupted on September 30th, 2016, leading to the evacuation of 350 people from surrounding villages.
Mexico's Colima volcano erupted a few days ago, reminding the local population of the danger posed by the country's two active volcanos.