The talamanca hummingbird, or admirable hummingbird, is found in Costa Rica and Panama.
How many genes do you really need? Are there any that we can lose? Researchers are now identifying species that have streamlined their genome to adapt to a particular lifestyle.
New research suggests that a newborn is exposed to bacteria and fungi in the womb.
Fungi live in everyone's gut – but now a new study reveals that this colonization may begin before birth.
Elders are looking at new living arrangements geared toward their desires, not a developer’s.
The baby boomers aren't going to do anything like their elders, and looking for different housing arrangements is yet another example.
A damaged Confederate statue lies on a pallet in a warehouse in Durham, N.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, after protesters yanked it off its pedestal in front of a government building.
AP Photo/Allen Breed
Where do old Confederate statues go when they die? The former Soviet bloc countries could teach the US something about dealing with monuments from a painful past.
In this Sunday, June 9, 2019 frame grab from Sudan TV, Lt. Gen. Jamaleddine Omar, from the ruling military council, speaks on a broadcast.
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History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
Visitors and performers at Brazil’s ‘Confederate Party,’ held each April in São Paulo state.
The Confederate flag debate has arrived to Brazil, pitting black activists against the Brazilian descendants of soldiers who fled the South after the Civil War.
Family members of Sunni men and boys in Iraq accused of supporting ISIS hold up pictures of their arrested relatives.
AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo
Iraq beat the Islamic State. Now, its Shia government is jailing and even executing all suspected terrorists – most of them Sunni Muslims. The clampdown may inflame a centuries-old sectarian divide.
New research reveals that changes in attitudes led to Sinn Féin's landslide victory – not the new surge of young voters.
Where Davis meets King.
When activists have sought to rename main thoroughfares that don’t serve just primarily black neighborhoods, they have faced many challenges.
A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed on Friday, May 19, 2017, from Lee Circle in New Orleans.
AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld
Monuments to the Confederacy in New Orleans and many other cities are problematic. But a mere erasure will not address the issues around racism and racial inequality.
Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016.
The current state of emergency in Ethiopia is the last attempt by the Tigrayan-led regime to stop the Oromo and Amhara protests and maintain political power.
Ethiopian migrants, all members of the Oromo community living in Malta, protest against the Tigray-minority government.
For the first time, all Oromo branches have come together to fight for their national self-determination and democracy
A sign advertises a Hooters restaurant in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The money might be a little better, but the lewd comments and unwanted advances may have a negative impact on the mental health of waitresses.
Crocodiles keep their own secrets.
Slow, lazy, stupid? It's time to update your impression of the crocodilians. These animals are up to amazing things that we're only beginning to observe and recognize.
Phytosaur: still got it.
Some 220m years ago, the Triassic Period marked the beginning of the age of dinosaurs. But by the time the earliest dinosaurs were just starting to appear in the fossil record, it was distant relatives…
Does your bad humour ail thee?
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It’s often said that there was no tradition of scientific medicine in medieval times. According to the usual narrative of the history of progress, medicine in the European Middle Ages – from around the…