Through the power of rituals, inanimate objects can be understood to transform into agents who can see, hear, taste and respond to the concerns of those who worship them.
The imposition of fines and fees on people unable to pay has had a disproportionate impact on Black and Latino communities.
Food systems are increasingly disrupted by climate disasters, while also being a major contributor to climate change. World leaders at COP28 are vowing to do something about it.
New England has thousands of miles of stone walls. A geoscientist explains why analyzing them scientifically is a solid step toward preserving them
This lawsuit is only the latest chapter in a battle between the state and the reproductive health care provider that heated up in 2011.
Drexel researchers evaluated a 2014 program implemented by Kevin Bethel when he was deputy police commissioner that led to fewer arrests of students in schools.
Students learned not just a practical outdoor skill, but how to explain what they were learning to curious observers.
Even the world’s most successful creators can see their livelihoods threatened by social media companies that routinely change their algorithms and policies with impunity.
Hate is for the haters. Much of the thrill of posting toxic messages can come from the attention and social approval a poster gets from like-minded people.
Sound needs matter to propagate, so the vast vacuum of space is not just empty − it’s silent.
Despite its historic importance, Sharpeville itself has remained unknown and its residents anonymous, yet they have a story to tell.
A scholar of political deception says there is something especially deceitful about George Santos, and his success getting elected demonstrates mastery of something more than just pathological lying.
Native American families have endured generations of systematic child removal, but the grief, loss and trauma that birth mothers still experience have been largely overlooked.
This isn’t the first time that US authorities have criminalized civil disobedience or framed grassroots organizing as a conspiracy.
Without much scrutiny or fanfare, Edward Blum has led the attack against federal minority voter protection laws and the use of race in college admissions.
The original storyline for Road Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” contained some stunning parallels to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
The keffiyeh’s prominence soared in the 1970s when Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, adopted and popularized the garment.
Proportionality requires that lives of civilians on both sides of a conflict must be treated with the same degree of respect.
A newly discovered planet that should be too big to have formed around a tiny star is throwing into question what researchers know about planet formation.
A centuries-old experiment shows the differences between classical and modern physics. Physicists use thought experiments like this to think about how objects move both on Earth and in the stars.