The US is shifting to a new set of climate 'normals' – data sets averaged over the past 30 years. But normal is a relative concept in a time of climate change.
A quarter of prisoners report a cognitive, intellectual or developmental disability. But the true figure could be even higher.
Police are sworn to protect the public, but cadets are still trained for battle – not public service – according to a new study examining all 50 US state police academy curricula.
Though research is still ongoing, therapists' practical experience and adults' and kids' self-reflections suggest that fidget toys can be helpful for emotional and cognitive support.
The Lag BaOmer pilgrimage, in which 45 people died recently, takes place each year to what is believed to be the gravesite of the second-century Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
An increasing number of communities are discovering dangerous contamination in their water systems weeks or months after fires.
Plus, a psychologist on how we look back at our big decisions in life. Listen to episode 14 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The social media giant's third-party review panel upheld Facebook's ban on Donald Trump. A corporate governance expert explains why Facebook created the Oversight Board.
Miscarriage occurs in 15% to 25% of diagnosed pregnancies, bringing heartache to millions of women, many of whom blame themselves. In most cases, however, miscarriage is due to random genetic errors.
The first space tourist left Earth 20 years ago aboard a Russian rocket. Now, private companies like Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin are offering trips to the stars for those who can pay.
It's not clear whether the TRIPS agreement is what's getting in the way of vaccine supply, and waiving intellectual property rights may stifle future innovation.
As the US debates reparations for descendants of slavery, cases in Africa help illustrate the limits of programs focused solely in financial restitution.
A civil rights scholar looks at the large number of anti-transgender policies being debated and passed in state capitols. They are a staple issue for conservatives who want to rally their base.
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.