High school students at the University of Maine Farmington’s Upward Bound program playing the World Climate simulation.
In the 'World Climate' simulation, people play delegates to UN climate negotiations and work to strike an agreement that meets global climate goals. Playing it has made thousands want to take action.
It’s a long road to recovery.
After the storm is over, it's time to rebuild – and natural disasters can affect survivors' health for years to come.
‘Girl With a Balloon’ was renamed ‘Love Is in the Bin,’ after it self-destructed at a Sotheby’s auction on Oct. 5.
When artists destroy their works, it's usually to express their disdain for critics, dealers and curators. But does this get lost in the attention, hype and money that follows?
The ‘lucky’ ticket may not be so lucky after all.
The lottery’s jackpot has swelled to that eye-watering sum, but research suggests hopeful ticket holders should be careful what they wish for.
Mario Klingemann’s ‘Neural Glitch Portrait 153552770’ was created using a generative adversarial network.
Later this month, Christie's will be auctioning its first piece of AI art – a portrait created via machine learning.
Devastation from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, Oct. 12, 2018. Residents whose homes have suffered major damage in multiple storms could eventually be offered buyouts, but the process can take several years.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Government agencies spend millions of dollars yearly to buy and demolish homes sited in floodplains. But the program is slow, cumbersome and doesn't always help those who need it most.
Trump accuses the U.S. “mainstream media” of spreading fake news about his administration. But that hasn’t stopped White House reporters from doing their job.
Trump may rhetorically attack the media, but the US still ranks 45th of 180 countries in terms of press freedom. North Korea ranks last. And Mexico is the world's most dangerous place for reporters.
Pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to have exceeded US$72 billion.
American spending on pets is more than the combined GDP of the 39 poorest countries in the world. What if even a small percentage of this spending was allocated to reducing suffering, asks a philosopher.
Releasing a female wolf on Isle Royale, Oct. 2, 2018.
The National Park Service is moving wolves to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to replenish a small pack on the island. Wolves prey on moose, which are overgrazing the island. It doesn't hurt that they are charismatic.
A fragment of an ancestral Pueblo jar dating to c. A.D. 1150.
Keith Kintigh, Arizona State University
Only a small fraction of the data from archaeological fieldwork is made accessible to the public or preserved for future research.
Crowds watch as the space shuttle Discovery lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
AP Photo/Phil Sandlin
The United States already has a space agency: NASA. So why do we need a Space Force, and what would it do? Could a Space Force strain diplomatic relationships, reigniting the race to militarize space?
Visiting an extreme haunted house can be delightfully terrifying.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
Visiting a haunted house or watching a horror movie can be terrifying and enjoyable at the same time. A sociologist explains the psychological benefits of being safely scared.
Chicago is often invoked in political debates on crime.
What's really the most dangerous American city? The way crimes are currently counted in the US can easily confuse and mislead.
Babies born 10 miles apart could represent a life expectancy difference of almost 33 years.
A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
Children play in the Indian Hills East Colonia near Alamo, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
One of the largest concentrations of poverty in the US exists in communities at the US-Mexico border called 'colonias.' These informal settlements lack access to basic infrastructure.