From the Amazon to Nicaragua, there are humans who never learn numbers. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?
Popular programming that focuses on science tends to not actually be all that popular. Bringing in new audiences who aren't already up to speed on science topics is a challenge.
An extensive amount of research has shown a direct link between air quality and fetal and infant health. Cleaner air has saved lives – and money.
While Trump appears to have backed away, for now, from a showdown over funding his proposed barrier between the U.S. and Mexico, the idea isn't going away anytime soon. Our experts offer a primer.
What message does it send when we remove symbols of an unsavory – but important – part of American history?
Messaging for the April 29 People's Climate March is stressing collective resistance against President Trump. This theme may appeal to activists, but is unlikely to grow the movement.
A scholar of rhetoric makes note of one way Trump’s language has changed since he became president.
For many centuries, Syrian society has included people of many faiths – Sunni and Shi'i Muslims, Christians and Druze. This past is important to know to understand the present.
You often hear police express a concern that their jobs will become more difficult if they are forced to work with ICE. We look at the evidence.
We live in a probabilistic world. The courts need to catch up – and start training juries in statistics.
For robots to be most useful when working alongside humans, we'll have to figure out how to make robots that can literally lend us a hand when our own two are not enough.
Malaria has long menaced the world, but gains have occurred. Those efforts could now be stymied by budget cuts, however. Here's how a disease that knows no borders could widen its deadly reach.
Trump's budget director singled out Meals on Wheels as a waste of federal dollars. But identifying bad ways to spend taxpayer money is harder than it sounds.
The color scheme, the music, even the weight of the servers – all can play a role in getting customers to spend money.
It's all in the presentation: In studies, consumers were more apt to choose fuel-efficient vehicles depending on how the same pieces of information were displayed on labels.
Fake news has been used in the past to feed into people's fears and prejudices. A particularly poignant story from 1913 relates to the wrongful conviction of an innocent man named Leo Frank.
Bio-prospecting is the search for useful materials from natural sources. A biologist explains what we can learn from bacteria about breaking down plant material, and how we can use that knowledge.
Single people are often thought of as insecure, self-centered and sad. But one social scientist spent the past 20 years studying them – and found that they're a boon to communities across the country.
In planes, trains and cars, we increasingly entrust our lives to automated safety systems. It's time for medical technology to catch up.
With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
How could green groups attract more diverse volunteers? Maybe they could put more time and energy into outreach toward the people most affected by environmental injustices.
If you've only ever paired the idea of 'rhetoric' with 'empty,' think again. Rhetoricians of science have concrete techniques to share with researchers to help them communicate their scientific work.
Ingredients from shampoo, sunscreens and other personal care products are turning up in water supplies. Some are toxic or cause hormonal damage to aquatic life, and could threaten human health.
Wondering how the U.K. government can just decide to dissolve itself and call for a general election? As our expert explains, it's not uncommon.
Though business and industry are significantly contributing to climate change, business schools across the country are not preparing our future leaders for the dramatic shift this planet needs.
Native American scholars joined in the global March for Science. Their science blends seamlessly with beliefs.
Conflict of interest laws are often not cut and dried. They involve interpretation by lawyers within the Justice Department and judges.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for really getting a lot done fast. Will history remember Trump so kindly?
Wells Fargo and United Airlines have both been facing an onslaught of negative publicity and will have a tough time restoring trust with their customers. Here's a good place to start.
Just as Fitzgerald's career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.