Mandaeans are followers of ancient Gnostic religion, whose traditional homeland was the region of Iraq and Iran. Today, this small minority lives in many parts of the world, including the US.
Various companies use different ingredients and different delivery systems in their COVID-19 vaccines. Researchers are investigating whether it's better for individuals to mix what's available.
Academic tenure – a system of job protections for university professors – came about in the early 20th century. Will it survive in the 21st century? A scholar weighs in.
Here’s how reflective pavement works and what cities need to think about.
With the reauthorization of the nation's landmark anti-domestic violence law, there's the chance that more cases of violence against Indigenous women will be prosecuted.
Unloading about trauma and mental illness is in vogue. But like undressing, it centers musicians' vulnerabilities at the expense of their artistry.
Governed by a changeable body of 'basic laws,' Israel never settled basic questions like the rights of religious minorities. These destabilizing issues will continue to fester under a new government.
Some people have wondered whether the return to something like normal will bring a new Roaring 20s, with new sexual and social mores. One thing is certain: Young people are eager to have sex.
Vaccines have successfully curtailed viral diseases for decades. But as COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy shows, mistrust and misinformation continue to put lives at risk.
Plus, what the study of 700-year old garbage is revealing about who lived in Islamic Andalusia. Listen to episode 20 of The Conversation Weekly.
Flood plain statistics can be confusing. There are better ways to think about the risk of severe weather than 100-year storm or flood.
Giving $100 to a favorite charity costs less than that for the roughly 8.5% of Americans who use this tax break.
When big investors like Blackrock get worried about their returns, they have the power and incentive to make fossil fuel companies take action.
Presidents form commissions to study controversial problems and recommend solutions. President Biden created one while under pressure to pack the Supreme Court. Will a commission help him politically?
Analysis of US survey data finds that white people who hold racist views are more likely than others to favor military action over diplomacy in China and Iran, and to endorse the global war on terror.
About a quarter of census tracts with a post office lack a credit union or community bank, making the US Postal Service an efficient way to help more Americans get low-cost bank accounts.
Different people and groups have differing, and often opposing, goals that they value differently. That makes public discussion, compromise and agreement difficult.
Religion affects how people regard qualities like benevolence, kindness, conformity and fairness even after they stop practicing religion.