Brazil’s Valley of the Dawn faith is often dismissed as a cult. But many of the group’s fantastical rituals are a recognizable reaction to this harsh world of inequality, loneliness and pandemics.
From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
Stress, and more chronic exhaustion such as burnout, is commonplace within the modern workplace.
Children think about politics. And based on surveys from 1950 to today, it seems children hold far less favorable views of the president’s personal characteristics now than they did 70 years ago.
Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper were aunt and niece as well as lovers who published under a male pseudonym.
When you play ‘devil’s advocate’, you minimise the problem.
African American students are taking on significantly more debt than white students to earn advanced degrees. Is it worth it?
Meltwater lakes forming at the head of glaciers are causing them to shrink faster, which will affect the flow of big rivers that supply millions of people downstream in Asia.
CO₂ will need to be removed from the atmosphere to avoid catastrophic heating. Can the process be incentivised?
Charlotte Salomon’s dizzying work of hope and creativity amid destruction and despair, is a moving early example of the contemporary graphic novel
Ethical veganism is now protected as a ‘philosophical belief’. But it’s about more than just a plant-based diet.
Cities and states are considering limits on single-family zoning, which experts say promotes sprawl and separation. But Americans aren’t all headed for duplexes yet.
Proponents of ecotherapy say getting back to nature can improve our mental health, wellbeing, and self-esteem.
A Chilean feminist anthem is being sung across the world in protest at violence against women.
Books have always made great Christmas gifts. But what makes them so special, aside from their being so easy to wrap?
“It is worse, much worse, than you think.”
Work should not be our primary focus.
To get ‘system change not climate change’, we need to start making specific demands. Here’s where to start.
How to identify and understand different types of denial: scientific, economic, humanitarian, political and crisis.
Cognitive neuroscience finds that regular consumption of pornography affects the centres of the brain responsible for will power, impulse control and morality.