Did you know that senators shouldn't be called 'jurors' in an impeachment trial? Here's a roundup of stories that give behind-the-scenes facts and context to the news event of the year – so far.
Acclimatization societies believed that animals could fill the gaps of a deficient environment.
Parents who use screens excessively in front of their kids may unwittingly sow the seeds of screen addiction and its consequences.
Mayflies and stone flies are extremely vulnerable to water pollution, which has implications for the larger food chain.
Vital Hasson was born into the Jewish community of Salonica, Greece, a cultural capital of the Sephardic world. After World War II, he was executed for helping the Nazis destroy that community.
Youth sports are a great way for kids to be active, but a recent study showed that after-sports snacks, on average, had 43 more calories than the amount burned during the activity.
Evidence shows Native Americans in New England lived lightly on the land for thousands of years. It wasn't until Europeans arrived that the landscape experienced major human impacts.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who spent four years in a refugee camp, was recently criticized for saying that talk about war makes her feel anxious. A trauma psychiatrist explains the effects of PTSD.
Why isn't there an endless variety of planets in the universe? An astrophysicist explains why planets only come in two flavors.
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a scholar of mass atrocities explains the power of Holocaust images and why these images, despite critiques, 'humanize suffering' rather than 'dehumanize victims.'
Two literacy scholars share their concerns about growing pressure on educators to emphasize phonics to teach reading. In their view, critiques of other methods often rest on a false premise.
Icelandic whalers have killed more than 1,700 whales since a global ban was adopted in 1986 – up to 2019, when no hunts took place. Is Iceland quietly getting out of the business?
A minority politics scholar assesses black progress 52 years after MLK's death based on poverty, jobs and wealth. 'In some ways,' she concludes, 'we've barely budged as a people.'
A long heritage of black preachers who played an important role for enslaved people shaped Martin Luther King Jr.'s moral and ethical vision.
The dean of the only school of philanthropy sees some good in the attention charity-related scandals are generating.
Employers tend to see 'cyberloafing' as a waste of time, but a new study suggests it serves an important function for workers.
As the Trump impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, the 100 lawmakers there are required by law to abide by a special oath.
In the 2016 election, more than a third of Americans didn't vote. What might be keeping them from going to the polls?