The gradual withdrawal of state support for universities has been the largest, and quietest, privatisation in UK history, and most people don’t even know about it.
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Traditional expectations can be a problem in relationships.
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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.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits a community affected by flooding in Doncaster, November 9, 2019.
The Australian Labor Party's failure to turn climate change into a winning campaign issue holds lessons for the UK Labour Party.
Until its rediscovery, the silver-backed chevrotain was among Global Wildlife Conservation’s 25 “most wanted lost” species.
This diminutive deer isn't the only fantastical life form discovered in Vietnam. But hunting and habitat destruction threaten many with extinction.
Wind whips embers from a tree burned by a wildfire in Riverside, Calif. Oct. 31, 2019.
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The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
A memorial for Grenfell Tower.
The public inquiry into Grenfell makes its first report – but those responsible for the circumstances leading up to the fire are yet to face the consequences.
If this sunflower was treated with sulfoxaflor, the bumblebee pollinating it has something to worry about.
Regulators are still licensing insecticides without properly assessing whether they harm the wildlife on which we rely.
What can your vacation pix tell scientists?
To untangle the relationship between climate change, fall foliage and national park visitors, researchers are asking tourists to check their old photo albums for snapshots that could hold valuable data.
The ecological impact of buying from your sofa.
Are governments listening?
As the UN's Climate Action Summit approaches, governments need to start doing more than setting targets. Here's how they can make a start.
It’s important to help children understand that death is part of life. Here, the father, Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, and his son, Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in a scene from ‘The Lion King.’
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'The Lion King' illustrates how a child moves through five stages of grief with the support of loving friends, family and community.
Environmentalists and activists with posters “peace in the forest and an end to indigenous genocide” in protest of the rights of indigenous people, in São Paulo, Brazil, January, 2019.
Indigenous peoples safeguard biodiversity better than any other group. But in 2018, 164 were killed defending the environment. It's time for us to heed their knowledge, and protect their future.
The eight-mile ‘river of flowers’ that grows alongside a motorway near Rotherham, UK.
Britain's councils are cutting roadside verges less often to allow vibrant wildflower meadows to bloom.
Climbers begin the long ascent.
The 2019 season has been one of Mount Everest's deadliest for climbers.
Why radical changes to society are needed if we are to escape environmental disaster.
Most species of tiny coral reef fish are overlooked because of their small size. Now, their importance for coral reef ecosystems has put these fish and their unique way of life in the limelight.
New research reveals that miniature, brightly coloured fish play an outsized role in the marine food chain in coral reefs.
Northern lights in Lake Lappajärvi, Finland.
As the Earth's magnetic north pole heads towards Siberia, concerns have been raised that the northern lights could move with it.
Deforestation in the Amazon has accelerated since Brazilian president Bolsonaro scrapped environmental laws.
Hundreds of scientists and Indigenous leaders have asked the EU to demand tougher imports standards to protect Brazil's rainforests, wetlands and savannahs.
It’s every kid’s dream to have her own supersuit.
Billions of people already have 'superhero powers' like the ability to see things far away and summon their friends from far-flung locations. Next up? Enhanced physical abilities.