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A public debate recently erupted among global taxonomists. Strongly-worded ripostes were exchanged. A comparison to Stalin was floated. But eventually, they worked it out.
Genetic information that could help finger the next infectious threat is stored in museums around the world.
Beyond buying a fish tank or house plants, there are a number of creative ways to bring nature's calming effects into your home.
Trump’s recent executive order to keep meat plants open is premised on a lie: that a meat shortage is a food shortage.
In the 1790s, penal reformers rebuilt America's squalid jails as airy, hygienic places meant to keep residents – and by extension society – healthy. Now they're hotbeds of COVID-19. What went wrong?
People think they're good at detecting disinformation, but most people actually aren't. A group of researchers searches for the best way to help users steer clear of online deception campaigns.
Nationwide, state government money has become a smaller and smaller fraction of public higher education budgets.
Since plants can't pick up and move to greener pastures if conditions are tough, some have evolved interesting and sneaky strategies to make a living.
The world has some 500 million square kilometres of ocean. But just 55 million square kilometres remain untouched by intensive human activities such as fishing.
American support of the formula industry comes at the cost of the health and lives of Black and brown babies, at home and abroad.
When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent's diverse cultures and populations.
The rise of 'fitspiration' seems to promote a body that is both impossibly thin and muscular. A new study explores whether this has become a new benchmark for women.
An Indian scholar makes the case that caste explains inequality in America better than race and class.
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week in Hawaii is part of the 125- year legacy of American occupation.
Instead of trying out for band or the hockey team, adolescents might do better to choose a part-time job as an extracurricular activity. Research shows it pays big dividends later in life.
The U.S.-based white supremacist movement that calls itself the "alt-right" has recently embraced milk as a symbol.
Data from swiping apps like Tinder are giving researchers a window into how dating and relationships could be changing.
Reliably predicting whether a tsunami is large enough to require evacuations requires many more observations from the deep ocean than we now have.
Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.