For Muslim women, the hijab is not simply about religion. They may wear it for a variety of reasons. On World Hijab Day. women – Muslim and non-Muslim, are invited to experience this head covering.
Researchers unpack the vast impact of plastic on our society – from emerging health worries and pollution to recycling and plastic's contributions to modern convenience.
You may not agree with using the gene-editing tool, CRISPR, to alter the DNA of human babies. But what about using it to engineer plants? Or wipe out one of the world's most dangerous creatures?
I asked researchers to explain simply the phenomena that came up in my own life – and probably yours too.
For scholars, researching the Catholic Church can mean a laborious process involving several years. And talking to survivors of clergy sex abuse can carry its own pain and personal toll.
Academic research highlights the dangers – personal and societal – of giving too much time and attention to social media.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
On Oct. 31, 1517, a German monk, Martin Luther, started the Protestant Reformation. Its impact went far beyond the split in the Church that most people are familiar with.
A Trump prophecy movement believes that his election was part of God's plan. This round up from our archives explains a fast- growing Christian movement and some others from the past.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been running wild in recent years, soaring and then plunging in value. A few stories from The Conversation's archive offer a glimpse into their world.
Fifteen years after the Northeast Blackout of 2003 cut power to 50 million people in the US and Canada, experts explain that many threats to the electricity grid remain.
A battle over the Second Amendment is exactly the wrong way to think about the government's role in the firearms industry.
While the hurricanes last year dealt devastating blows to Puerto Rico, its challenges predate the storms and continue on today. They also offer new opportunities.
Experts explain the task of securing the electrical grid against cyberattacks, and discuss potential solutions and the risk of failure.
Russian government agents allegedly penetrated US state and county election databases. Scholars of election security offer insight and recommendations about what to do now.
Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here's what you need to know.
The president says immigration is bad for the US economy. Economists disagree.
Facebook says it's going to continue to respond to widespread concerns about its practices and role in society. Researchers of privacy and online trust offer ideas for immediate action.
Scholars discuss the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: what happened, what's at stake, how to fix it, and what could come next.
Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
The Cincinnati Reds' struggles on the field in recent years have extended into the courtroom, where they are battling to avoid paying sales tax on promotional giveaways they use to sell tickets.
Student activists marching Saturday want Congress to enact comprehensive gun control. Here is a selection of stories from our archive that will help you understand the issues raised by the students.
What scholars know about the past, present and future of the US' relationship with North Korea, as the two countries' leaders prepare to meet.
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
Four important elements to consider when evaluating how safe you are online.