Cognitive shortcuts help you efficiently move through a complicated world. But they come with an unwelcome side effect: Facts aren't necessarily enough to change your mind.
There were so many tropical storms in 2020, forecasters exhausted the list of names and started using Greek letters. And that's only one reason 2020 was extreme.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
The Trump administration is narrowing protection for migratory birds to cover only deliberate harm such as hunting, but not threats like development or pollution that kill millions of birds yearly.
Nonprofits are being forced to do more with less money, which may force many of them to close within the next couple of years.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump have flocked to the far-right social media platform Parler, where hate speech thrives.
For his first presidential Thanksgiving, George Washington aimed to pull his country together in the face of the many internal divisions that could yank it apart.
In England, the continuing anger that Maradona "got away with it" comes out of the ashes of empire.
Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is the first step. To regain trust, the U.S. will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.
As the world waits for vaccines against COVID-19, testing wastewater can give communities and smaller locales, such as school districts, valuable signals about infections trends.
What happens to unhoused people who get COVID-19?
Talking with people who hold different political views doesn't have to be an exercise in futile rage. Here are some tips to help you peacefully and fruitfully discuss spicy topics.
Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
There is now a third vaccine that prevents COVID-19 infections. It isn't quite as effective as the other two vaccines but it has advantages that may make it the frontrunner.
An analysis of 100 of the most powerful organizations in the world shows women are still struggling to penetrate the deepest corridors of power.
Although memorials to past pandemics are not as prolific as war memorials, they do exist. A scholar of visual culture provides a brief history of monuments around the world.