Thurman was 30 years older than King: the same age, in fact, as King's father. Among his most significant contributions was bringing the ideas of nonviolence to the civil rights movement.
Snorkeling off the California coast, a high school student found heaps of golf balls on the ocean floor. With a marine scientist, she showed that golf courses were producing tons of plastic pollution.
Public schools were originally envisioned in the 19th century as 'common schools' where rich and poor kids could be educated together. MLK wanted the same thing – but it's not happening.
Most people think pf Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who led the nation in addressing the evils of systemic racism. What many don't know is that he also championed labor unionism.
Think defensively about your online accounts and data security – and don't assume you'll avoid harm.
Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?
The index fund revolutionized investing for millions. Its founder died on Jan. 16.
Diet-related illnesses cost more than US$1 trillion and immeasurable human suffering and pain. Policymakers are beginning to understand that it makes sense to support food-as-medicine initiatives.
Central Americans who came to the US in the 1980s fleeing civil war drew on their background fighting for social justice back home to help unionize farmworkers, janitors and poultry packers in the US.
Bison once dominated the Great Plains but were nearly wiped out by hunters in the 1800s. Now scientists are learning that bison's presence improves plant and wildlife diversity on the prairies.
At times we just don't know what's the right thing to do. St. Ignatius, who founded the Society of Jesus, developed a method of discernment that can be useful even to those who are not religious.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
When you're warm and cozy inside, it can be natural to wonder if the animals you see outside your window this winter are doing OK. Don't worry – they're doing better out there than you would.
Gillette isn't the only male-centric brand to have recently challenged masculine stereotypes. But advertising research can help us understand why it's been getting the most flack.
Con el testimonio de violencia extrema, corrupción política, intriga internacional e innovación empresarial, el juicio ha revelado cuán poderosos son realmente los carteles de México.
Confidentiality is written into the code of ethics that governs the profession. Will Congress force them to break it to learn the contents of Trump’s private meetings?
Fertilizer is a key source of nitrogen pollution which fouls air and water worldwide. Current regulations target farmers, but focusing on producers could spur them to develop greener products.
Studies show a weak relationship between tip amounts and quality of service. But the color gold seems to have a way of making diners feel wealthier – and more generous.
Memberships, subscriptions and small donations are reducing reliance on big grants, but mainly for the outlets that were already flourishing.
Big lines and long distances to walk have plagued airports since the dawn of the jet age. New designs and technologies haven't helped much, even if they're visually impressive.
With its tales of bloody violence, corruption, international trade and entrepreneurial innovation, Guzmán's trial offers a telenovela-style explainer on Mexican cartels and their American clients.
The UK's agonizing efforts to find a path out of the European Union is beginning to look a lot like a game or riddle with no solution – and certainly no winners.
As inequality in the US increases, the federal government is failing to address it. Can states pick up the slack?
Keeping the water and power on, managing sewers and collecting garbage will help communities shattered by the Syrian civil war rebuild – and keep out the Islamic State, says a former aid official.
Trump and other leaders use the word 'crisis' to claim there's an emergency that demands urgent action. A leadership expert explains how to evaluate those claims.