Combining evidence from archaeology, geochronology and paleoenvironmental science, researchers identified how ancient humans by Lake Malawi were the first to substantially modify their environment.
While long lines and food shortages are frustrating for most consumers, they can be physically and emotionally grueling for people with disabilities.
Students who have desks at home tend to do better academically. So why isn't more attention given to this issue, as it is to the digital divide?
There's buzz about MDMA – yes, the same ingredient in the street drug known as Ecstasy – being a game changer in the treatment of PTSD. A psychiatrist who treats PTSD says, "Not so fast."
By merging genomics with classical epidemiology, researchers are able to predict new disease outbreaks based on which viral variants are on the rise.
Communion is the central act of Catholic worship. So why are some US bishops trying to stop President Joe Biden – a devout Catholic – from partaking?
New research shows that consumers are more likely to choose a plant-based meat option if they're informed of their social benefits – or the environmental costs of beef consumption.
President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
As cremation grounds struggle to keep up with the long line of people dying from COVID-19, age-old customs are being pushed aside.
Some face masks now come with a coating of graphene, a substance that can kill microbes. Is it safe to breathe it in?
Puberty-suppression therapy gives trans teens the gift of time and the ability to attain a more desirable appearance.
While writing can be a challenge, so can finding the motivation to revise one's work. A motivation specialist explains how to overcome the reluctance to take the first draft to the next level.
Traumatic events can make people question assumptions about their lives, including their spiritual beliefs.
The CDC first paused, then unpaused, the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to concerns about blood clots. But what are those clots, and how do they form?
Polls have consistently found robust support for this benefit, with a growing share of the public approving of paid time off for dads.
HFCs keep refrigerators cool, but when these short-lived climate pollutants leak, they warm the planet. The US EPA has a plan to phase them out, but what will replace them?
Police officers who kill, injure or violate the rights of citizens are often not held accountable, even in civil court – because in most cases, they can't be sued for official acts.
Chronic absenteeism is a pressing issue in high-poverty schools, but research suggests that serving students breakfast during class can help keep kids in school.
A game theory expert explains why a witness to a troubling situation who is in a group may feel a lesser sense of personal responsibility than a single individual.