New research suggests there's often a mismatch between how you respond and what the other person wants to hear.
Research shows that when one country – particularly a powerful one – puts more women in power, other nations tend to follow suit.
Monthly payments to families with children could lift millions of US children out of poverty.
The 40-day Lenten season, when many Christians observe fasting, began in mid-February. A scholar explains how the practice may have emerged around the fifth century.
The pandemic has made many of us acutely aware of the daily risks we need to take. The ancient Greeks often did not leave risky choices up to individuals alone.
Baby foods with rice or root vegetables, like carrots and sweet potatoes, had some of the highest levels, but they weren’t the only ones.
Arctic foxes have a few special talents that help them sneak up on unseen prey and pounce.
A researcher recreates a famous 1940s doll experiment to probe how Black preschool children view race and themselves – and finds not much has changed.
Misinformation isn't an inevitable product of social media. Proven techniques can help tech companies clean up their acts.
Permanently protecting large, mature forests is a faster and cheaper way to stabilize Earth's climate than complex carbon capture and storage schemes, and more effective than planting new trees.
NASA's Mars 2020 mission has arrived and landed the Perseverance Rover on the red planet. The rover's goal is to collect rock and soil samples to be brought back to Earth in the future.
The Texas electric power market is designed to give energy companies incentive to sell electricity at the lowest possible cost. That focus helps explain why it collapsed during a historic cold wave.
Doubt can be uncomfortable. It is often tempting to jump to conclusions. But Keats counsels otherwise.
The US is formally back in the Paris climate agreement as of today. As one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, it has a lot of work to do, with food security, health and safety at stake.
The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and US wire services dictated the world's headlines.
Developing a national disaster response plan for the pandemic was only step one.