Ukrainian President Zelenskiy has some not-so-funny issues facing him. Having his country ridiculed in the impeachment hearings won't make solving them easier.
As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.
A new study highlights the importance of the 'intergroup sensitivity effect' in comedy, which gives people license to tell certain jokes, but not others.
Health care, immigration and trade have been hot topics during the campaign and are likely to come up during the fifth Democratic debate.
Mention fungi and most people think of eating mushrooms or yeasts in bread or beer. But fungi are now on the CDC's list of public health threats as the number of deadly infections they cause rise.
Indigenous people, symbols and religious practices filled the halls of power in Bolivia during Evo Morales' 14-year tenure. Now a new conservative Christian leader seems to be erasing that legacy.
Americans truly value local news. But 71% think that their local news outlets are doing just fine financially – which might explain why only 14% paid for a local news source in the past year.
Emergency rooms wait times are notoriously long, sometimes even for the sickest patients. A new study shows that the long wait times are driving up health care costs.
Revolutions are built not on deep misery but on rising expectations. History may not provide much hope of immediate change in Hong Kong – but protesters may have a longer view.
Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian's latest methods to grab and hold power.
An employment law expert explains why you shouldn't use an age-related insult at work to demean an older colleague.
Since its beginnings, theater has been where the public can see what was happening, a venue for transparency and a point of view on real-life scenarios. It defines the American political landscape.
California's surgeon general has implemented schoolwide screenings for trauma. A social work professor explains why the rest of the nation should do the same.
In a new study, a team of US scientists have used gene editing to change the genetic code of white blood cells and transform them into more efficient tumor fighting cells. How did they do it?
India's Supreme Court has allowed a Hindu temple to be built on the disputed site of a 16th-century mosque. The verdict could have long-term ramifications for India's tradition of religious diversity.
How do we know that bees were around when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth? The main evidence comes from fossils – the mineralized remains of long-dead organisms.
Americans recycle only about one-third of the solid waste we generate. A behavioral scientist argues that with the right motivators, we could do more.
Stories like 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Jane Eyre' are still relevant today.
To quell weeks of protest over extreme inequality, Chile's president has agreed to rewrite the country's constitution, passed in 1980 under the deadly military regime of Augusto Pinochet.
The United States is the only developed, democratic country that has a political culture of selling ambassadorships.
Oligarchs have made headlines recently as the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump move forward.
Customers, cities and investors are all eager for a piece of PG&E, but it isn't the only US utility that may have new owners soon.
We like to think there's a silver lining to tragedy – and this may be influencing both how studies on post-traumatic growth are constructed and how subjects are responding.
Masting is what biologists call the pattern of trees for miles around synchronizing to all produce lots of seeds – or very few. Why and how do they get on schedule?
Jean-Jacques Dessalines, who freed Haiti from French colonial rule in 1804, is revered as a spirit in the Haitian religion. Now he's become an icon of the uprising against President Jovanel Moïse.