States sometimes choose to pay for the release of their citizens held hostage abroad – but there could be profound, long-term costs involved.
Research shows police officers issue more traffic tickets and judges impose more fines when their city gets the money and when the budget is tight.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of ‘credible allegations’ of Indian involvement in a Sikh leader’s death.
Art and science may seem like opposites, but throughout history the disciplines have fed off each other − and still do today.
Alarmingly, about half the people exposed to wildfires in Washington and Oregon were those least able to afford to protect their homes, evacuate safely and recover.
Debates about school discipline have become polarized between proponents of restorative justice and those who believe a get-tough approach is required.
While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.
Human scent could one day be used as evidence in forensics and as diagnostic information in medicine.
Jim Croce’s brief time in the national spotlight was enough to put a bevy of songs in heavy rotation on radio stations – and on stage in the hands of a lengthy A-list of fellow musicians.
The Proud Boys are more of a loosely affiliated street gang than they are a unified right-wing militia, researchers say. But police ignore the threats from these groups, and their threats grow.
While most board games are designed for one person to win, climate change games are about saving the world.
Morocco is grappling not just with the loss of lives from the recent earthquake, but with the destruction of its cultural heritage – a 12th century mosque in the village of Tinmel is among them.
Space can damage everything from your cardiovascular and nervous systems to your mental health – long voyages can feel isolating for many.
With Morocco, there’s stronger bureaucracy, and in Libya, authorities are weaker. But, as a scholar who has worked in both countries explains, the results are the same: not enough aid getting through.
Botanizing is the practice of observing and appreciating plant life. Two plant scientists explain how it benefits people and the planet.
The hostage swap between the U.S. and Iran may be an important step in a new nuclear deal between the West and Iran.