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Natural mosquito fungus ‘could block spread of malaria’

By: Fiona Broom A fungus that lives in malaria-carrying mosquitoes could boost global efforts to...

The Stumbling Block of Transgender Persons Act

Author:  Akhil, Research Fellow, Goeman Bind Genders are generally categorized as ‘male’ and ‘female’. Nevertheless,...

The Rise of EdTech in India

Author: Vanshika Joshi, Research Fellow, Goeman Bind With changing times, technology has spurred into every...

Potential Of Social Legislation as A Tool of Social Change

Author: Vanshika Joshi, Research Fellow, Goeman Bind “Change is inevitable”, every individual, thing, or entity...

Is the Criminal identification Bill 2022 not a violation Of Personal liberty?

Author: Divya Jyoti, Research Fellow, Goeman Bind   The criminal Identification Bill is to be...

Climate adaptation ‘critical’ for Africa

Season 3, Episode 23 Despite contributing the least greenhouse gas emissions globally, Sub-Saharan Africa is...

Why do kids have to go to school?

  Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a...

How Not to Count Salmon

  Series: Broken Promises Salmon Disappear From the Pacific Northwest When I was assigned to...

India examines medical school costs amid Ukraine exodus

By: Ranjit Devraj [NEW DELHI] A move by India to make medical education more affordable...

Omicron makes booster shots more critical for medically vulnerable seniors

People are understandably worn out, tired of thinking about COVID-19 and wanting to get back...

Even on U.S. Campuses, China Cracks Down on Students Who Speak Out

On the bucolic campus of Purdue University in Indiana, deep in America’s heartland and 7,000...

‘Walk the talk’ after food systems summit, scientists urge

By: Ruth Douglas Leaders from more than 85 countries will pledge their commitment to transforming...

Do I need a COVID-19 booster shot? 6 questions answered on how to stay protected

1. What is a booster shot? Boosters are an extra dose of a vaccine given...

An Online Lender Gave Hundreds of PPP Loans to Fake Farms. Now Congress Is Investigating

  Series: The Pandemic Economy Fiscal Responses to COVID-19   A House committee has opened...

Governments deaf to hearing loss, says WHO

By: Sanjeet Bagcchi [NEW DELHI] One in four people across the world — nearly 2.5...

The problem with India’s ‘love jihad’ laws

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the Bharatiya Janata Party government has put forward several...

Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20

Six days after President Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection, the U.S. Department of...

Social media COVID-19 crackdowns are censoring the press

By: Ben Deighton I was stunned when a Twitter executive advised us to take down...

New teachers mistakenly assume Black students are angry

Alison Cooke, North Carolina State University; Amy Halberstadt, North Carolina State University, and Pamela Watkins...

Immune to Evidence: How Dangerous Coronavirus Conspiracies Spread

Stephan Lewandowsky studies the way people think, and in particular, why they engage in conspiracy...

Natural mosquito fungus ‘could block spread of malaria’

By: Fiona Broom A fungus that lives in malaria-carrying mosquitoes could boost global efforts to...

Coronavirus impact: Meat processing plants weigh risks of prosecution if they’re blamed for spreading infection

By: Todd Haugh, Indiana University Tyson Foods recently suspended production at its Waterloo, Iowa, pork...

Trump Administration Officials Warned Against Halting Funding to WHO, Leaked Memo Shows

An internal memorandum written by U.S. officials and addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Satellites to protect the world, if data is open to all

By: Fiona Broom Satellite technologies are a new frontier in global development. Once a luxury...

How Germany is managing its coronavirus epidemic, and reacting with disdain to Trump’s policies

On March 29 in Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate is almost deserted due to restrictions on...

What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy, and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know

Over the next three months, nearly a million women in the United States will give...

Coronavirus mutations ‘no cause for alarm’

By: Fiona Broom, Luisa Massarani Mutations discovered in the first Brazilian case of coronavirus are...

Airplanes spread diseases quickly – so maybe unvaccinated people shouldn’t be allowed to fly

Airplanes spread diseases quickly – so maybe unvaccinated people shouldn’t be allowed to fly Bill Chen...

Reporting Recipe: How to Identify Suspicious Campaign Finance Records

Reporting Recipe: How to Identify Suspicious Campaign Finance Records ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative...

Why Sentiment on CAA Should be About the Ones Receiving Benefits

By Author Arhan Bagati, a Student of Politics and Asian Studies at Pomona College, Los...

From dealing drugs to selling tortillas: the surprising future of former gang members

Dennis Rodgers, Graduate Institute – Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID) The...

Parenting practices around the world are diverse and not all about attachment

Sam Carr, University of Bath Pexels Most parents would agree that parenting is extremely complex...

Why do astronomers believe in dark matter?

Michael J. I. Brown, Monash University The universe is home to a dizzying number of...

Pediatrician Who Treated Immigrant Children Describes Pattern of Lapses in Medical Care in Shelters

by Michael Grabell May 3, 5 a.m. EDT How prepared is the Trump administration for an...

A newly designed vaccine may help stamp out remaining polio cases worldwide

Patricia L. Foster, Indiana University The oral polio vaccine is most commonly used in the...

3 ways insecticides can be counterproductive in agriculture

Julien Le Roy, Western University Some insecticides make pests stronger or put plants at greater...

Designing new ways to make use of ocean plastic

Ian Lambert, Edinburgh Napier University Beachcombing has long been a part of life for island...

High cost of healthy food to blame for malnutrition

By Francis Kokutse [ACCRA] Variations in food prices around the world may help explain regional...

El Departamento de Educación Federal Quiere Frenar la “Trama Fraudulenta de Ayuda Estudiantil” en que Padres Ceden La Custodia a Través de Tutelas Dudosas

por Jodi S. Cohen, Duaa Eldeib y Melissa Sanchez Aug. 6, 10:51 a.m. CDT Un día después de nuestro...

Apartment life for families means living at close quarters, but often feeling isolated too

Elyse Warner, Deakin University Most new apartments were not designed with families in mind and...

Mosquito-killing drug ‘reduced malaria in children’

By Julien Chongwang Experts have broadly welcomed a study that found repeated mass administration of...

Fracking Companies Lost on Trespassing, but a Court Just Gave Them a Different Win

by Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail June 12, 5 a.m. EDT As conflicts continue...

Four steps to make your lawn a wildlife haven – from green desert to miniature rainforest

Adam Bates, Nottingham Trent University Sean Xu/Shutterstock If you could ask British insects about the...

Q&A: AWaRe tool targets smart antibiotic use

By Inga Vesper Inappropriate use of antibiotics is one of the leading drivers of drug...

Ill Nuclear Workers’ Benefits Petitions Have to Be Reviewed Within 6 Months. Some Have Languished About a Decade.

by Rebecca Moss, Santa Fe New Mexican Nov. 30, 2018, 5 a.m. EST A petition filed by...

Total eclipse, partial failure: Scientific expeditions don’t always go as planned

Barbara Ryden, The Ohio State University Have telescopes, will travel: English astronomers await an 1871...

Q&A: ‘Put patients before profits’ to beat drug resistance

By Ruth Douglas As bacteria become increasingly resistant to the world’s existing armoury of antibiotics,...

In Montana, a Tough Negotiator Proved Employers Don’t Have to Pay So Much for Health Care

by Marshall Allen Oct. 2, 2018, 5 a.m. EDT With its employee health plan in financial...

Early days, but we’ve found a way to lift the IQ and resilience of Australia’s most vulnerable children

Jeff Borland, University of Melbourne and Yi-Ping Tseng, University of Melbourne Early results of a...

In Pennsylvania, It’s Open Season on Undocumented Immigrants

by Deborah Sontag and Dale Russakoff for ProPublica  April 12, 2018, 4:59 a.m. EDT ICE’s Philadelphia office is fanning out...

Biodiversity helps coral reefs thrive – and could be part of strategies to save them

Cody Clements, Georgia Institute of Technology A healthy coral reef at Swains island, American Samoa....

How complexity science can get aid working

By Paul van Gardingen , Andrée Carter Development needs more complexity science, says Paul van...

Meet the ocean creatures that use a mesh of mucus to catch their food

Kelly Sutherland, University of Oregon A pelagic snail ensnares food with with a mucous web....

Court to Big Fracking Company: Trespassing Still Exists — Even For You

by Kate Mishkin and Ken Ward Jr., The Charleston Gazette-Mail June 6, 12:22 p.m. EDT In a key property...

Why suburban parks offer an antidote to helicopter parenting

Debra Flanders Cushing, Queensland University of Technology; Janelle MacKenzie, Queensland University of Technology; Laurie Buys,...

Q&A: ‘There is a silent rejection’ of large health interventions

By Anita Makri This article was supported by The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. A community organisation in the...

Chicken Farmers Thought Trump Was Going to Help Them. Then His Administration Did the Opposite.

by Isaac Arnsdorf  June 5, 5 a.m. EDT The Agriculture Department is barely enforcing regulations on...

Friday essay: virgin mothers and miracle babies

Marguerite Johnson, University of Newcastle The virgin birth at the heart of Christianity has many...

Yemen’s forests another casualty of war amid fuel crisis

By Adel Aldaghbashy [Sanaa] The four-year conflict in Yemen which has pushed huge swathes of...

Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, Connecticut Mirror  May 22, 5 a.m. EDT In southwest Connecticut, the gap between...

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now

Anika Kozlowski, Ryerson University Consumers should ask: “who made my clothes” so that they remember...

Four steps for effective science communication

By Baruch Fischhoff Scientists should adopt a systematic approach to explaining what they do, and...

At Chicago’s City Council, Committees Are Used to Reward Political Favors and Fund Patronage

Without new oversight and accountability, City Hall cannot “escape corruption, mismanagement and waste,” the city...

Duke Ellington’s melodies carried his message of social justice

Michelle R. Scott, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Earl Brooks, University of Maryland, Baltimore...

Biodiversity loss mars SDG success, report finds

By Inga Vesper An “unprecedented” loss of global biodiversity threatens the progress of more than...

Pediatrician Who Treated Immigrant Children Describes Pattern of Lapses in Medical Care in Shelters

How prepared is the Trump administration for an influx of unaccompanied minors at the border?...

How the world’s largest democracy casts its ballots

Poorvi Vora, George Washington University About 600 million Indian citizens are expected to cast their...

Climate change ‘could slash Brazil’s maize yields’

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade [SÃO PAULO] Changes in temperature and rainfall could drastically reduce...

In a Time of Cheap Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power Companies Are Seeking – and Getting – Big Subsidies

Illinois and New York have approved hundreds of millions of dollars in clean-energy incentives for...

Notre-Dame de Paris: From searing emotion to the future rebirth of a World Heritage Site

Anne Gombault, Kedge Business School April 15, 2019, 7:34 p.m.: Notre-Dame de Paris in flames....

Q&A: ‘Universities would rather highlight work of men’

By Mohamed ELsonpaty Amira Shaheen is an assistant professor of epidemiology in the faculty ‎of...

Criminal Justice Legislation Will Force New York Prosecutors to Disclose More Evidence, Sooner

Following years of scandal over wrongful convictions, the state legislature has passed reform measures that...

Socrates in love: how the ideas of this woman are at the root of Western philosophy

Armand D’Angour, University of Oxford Aspasia. Wikimedia Commons Where did Socrates, the foundational figure of...

Most SDGs ‘going into reverse’ – UN expert group member

By Ben Deighton Progress on most Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has gone into reverse, according...

The Imam’s Widow

by Rahima Nasa Sept. 4, 2018, 12:35 p.m. EDT As the wife of a Muslim religious...

Leonardo da Vinci revisited: was he an environmentalist ahead of his time?

Susan Broomhall, University of Western Australia and Andrea Gaynor, University of Western Australia Leonardo da...

Q&A: Green tech solution for polluted Guatemalan lake

By Claudia Mazzeo Ecotoxicologist Claudia Romero, a professor at the San Carlos University of Guatemala...

A Stealth History Lesson in Baltimore

The city’s removal of Confederate statues in the dead of night was Baltimore’s latest attempt...

The terror of climate change is transforming young people’s identity

By Blanche Verlie, RMIT University Today, at least 50 rallies planned across Australia are expected...

Indian court stalls world’s biggest ID database plan

By Ranjit Devraj [NEW DELHI] India’s ambitious plans to force its 1.3 billion citizens to...

Oregon Should Overhaul Handling of Insanity Defendants, Says Head of Psychiatry Security Review Board

By Les Zaitz, The Malheur Enterprise PORTLAND, Ore. — The state of Oregon needs to overhaul the...

Kauri pines are late-blooming rainforest giants

Kevin Glencross, Southern Cross University Michael Yuen/Flickr, CC BY-NC Sign up to Beating Around the...

Act fast to halt the decline of insect numbers

By Wei Zhang Researchers, policymakers and donors should act fast to halt the diminishing insect...

I’m a Journalist. Apparently, I’m Also One of America’s “Top Doctors.”

by Marshall Allen Feb. 28, 5 a.m. EST Companies cash in by calling physicians “Super Doctor,”...

Dams on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy river could fuel more conflicts in the country

Julian Kirchherr, Utrecht University Dam projects on the Irrawady in Myanmar could not only devastate...

Big data in the balance

By Anita Makri This article was supported by The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center. This past summer, the EU...

Chicago Public Schools Monitored Social Media for Signs of Violence Gang Membership

School officials say the monitoring was about keeping students safe, not punishing them. But critics...

Mercury decline in seabirds due to diet, not emissions controls

Kyle Elliott, McGill University and Mehrnoosh Azodi, McGill University Pacific seabirds, such as this Great...

Q&A: Women still missing in Brazil’s top science posts

By Fabíola Ortiz [RIO DE JANEIRO] Biologist Marie-Anne van Sluys straddles two areas of interest...

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools – Including Ours

Our tool had let the public see exactly how users were being targeted by advertisers....

Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it

Ian Colbeck, University of Essex Tonktiti / shutterstock Former London mayor Boris Johnson has been...

How to adapt education for the digital age

By Zeinab ElMaadawi On the occasion of the International Day of Education this month, the...

Despite Mayor’s Pledge, Hundreds of Chicago Cops Still in Desk Jobs

Emanuel still hasn’t delivered on promise to put more civilians in desk jobs and get...

What can the kingdom of Bhutan teach us about fighting corruption

Bertrand Venard, Audencia Fighting corruption is supremely difficult, as it is proved by the recent...

Global rules should follow outcry over China’s gene-edited babies

By Crispin Maslog The world’s first gene-edited babies, twin girls Lulu and Nana (not their...

Why Are Millions Paying Online Tax Preparation Fees When They Don’t Need To?

by Tik Root for ProPublica June 18, 2018, 5 a.m. EDT Few taxpayers use the Free File system...

Renewed space rivalry between nations ignores a tradition of cooperation

Scott Shackelford, Indiana University A composite image of a satellite firing an energy weapon at...

Bloodstain Analysis Convinced a Jury She Stabbed Her 10-Year-Old Son. Now, Even Freedom Can’t Give Her Back Her Life.

Julie Rea was convicted of killing her son largely on the testimony of bloodstain-pattern analysts....

Q&A: How to make agriculture a viable business

By Baraka Rateng’ The African Development Bank aims to boost agricultural productivity by helping scale...

Arundhati Roy’s new novel lays India bare, unveiling worlds within our world

Malavika Binny, Jawaharlal Nehru University Arundhati Roy, in 2010. jeanbaptisteparis/Flickr” , CC BY-ND Wearing two...

Traditional innovation in farming is under threat

By Krystyna Swiderska Indigenous knowledge is innovative, not static, says Krystyna Swiderska. Protecting it will...

6 Young Men, Given Adult Sentences for “Minor” Infractions, Are Freed in Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner commuted the sentences of the men, whose cases were documented in a...

India’s sodomy ban, now ruled illegal, was a British colonial legacy

Amy Bhatt, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Hindu texts from thousands of years ago demonstrate...

UN project aims to nix ships’ most dangerous stowaways

By Barbara Axt A global initiative launched last week aims to reduce the environmental impact...

Trump’s Inauguration Paid Trump’s Company – With Ivanka in the Middle

As the inaugural committee planned the landmark celebration, internal concerns were raised about whether Trump’s...

Q&A: Morocco’s ‘Argan queen’ put women in charge

By Laila Amzir Zubaida Shroff has devoted years of her life to protecting the Argan...

Kofi Annan: a man who paid his dues to global peace and security

Abdul-Jalilu Ateku, University of Nottingham EPA-EFE/ Fredrik Persson All the world’s a stage; And all...

New Court Docs: Maker of Tylenol Had a Plan to Block Tougher Regulation

by Jeff Gerth and T. Christian Miller Sept. 21, 2015, 8 a.m. EDT Filings from a lawsuit, scheduled...

Wings of desire, demise and adaptation: birds in Australian art

Grainne Cleary, Deakin University and Hannah Tribe, Deakin University Detail from Shenae & Jade, 2005,...

App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers

By Eldon Opiyo [NAIROBI] A team of scientists has received US$100,000 grant to refine a...

A Hog Waste Agreement Lacked Teeth, and Some North Carolinians Say They’re Left to Suffer

Today, many farmers continue to store the waste in open pits despite the millions of...

No, crying doesn’t release toxins, though it might make you feel better… if that’s what you believe

Leah Sharman, The University of Queensland Women cry more than men. from shutterstock.com Crying is...

Q&A: ‘It doesn’t matter if you improve your productivity ten-fold’

By Anita Makri IFAD president Gilbert Houngbo makes the case for a ‘rural transformation’ backed...

Nearly All the Officers in Charge of an Indiana Police Department Have Been Disciplined – Including the Chief Who Keeps Promoting Them

by Ken Armstrong, ProPublica, and Christian Sheckler, South Bend Tribune Nov. 15, 8:15 p.m. EST Of the 34...

There are many good ideas to tackle inequality – it’s time we acted on them

Marianna Brungs, University of Sydney Forida, who earns about 35 cents (AUD) an hour as...

Q&A: ‘Research in the global South is of higher quality’

By Julien Chongwang An article published in the journal Nature last month (July 5) puts...

Rudy Giuliani’s Mystery Trips to Russia, Armenia and Ukraine – “Trump, Inc.” Podcast

We spent weeks investigating his work and clients in the former Soviet Union. We have...

What are ‘decodable readers’ and do they work?

Misty Adoniou, University of Canberra; Brian Cambourne, University of Wollongong, and Robyn Ewing, University of...

The HIV epidemic will not end unless we prioritise youth mental health

By Melanie Abas Mental illness puts young people at risk of infection and makes them...

What Happens When a Pipeline Runs Afoul of Government Rules? Authorities Change the Rules.

Federal authorities halted work on the massive Mountain Valley Pipeline this month after an appeals...

I Love Dick and Bridget Jones are back, but not much has changed for women since the 90s

Rachel Sykes, University of Birmingham Universal In 1995, the Independent ran the first instalment of...

The Syrian crisis needs targeted mental health research

By Mohamed Elshazly, Sarah Harrison A focus on local evidence gaps will improve care for...

Charlottesville’s Other Jim Crow Legacy: Separate and Unequal Education

The Virginia city has one of the widest achievement gaps in the U.S., and a...

Organic farming with gene editing: An oxymoron or a tool for sustainable agriculture?

Rebecca Mackelprang, University of California, Berkeley Many farmers cultivating organic crops believe that genetically modified...

Q&A: ‘I imagine diversity as the central axis’ in research

By Aleida Rueda [MEXICO CITY] The percentage of female researchers in Latin America is among...

Illinoisans on Illinois: Tips and Tales from Around the State

by Logan Jaffe Oct. 5, 4 a.m. CDT We told you we were getting out of...

Friday essay: what might heaven be like?

Philip Almond, The University of Queensland Surrounded by Angels, by Carl Schweninger der Jungere, 1912....

The rush for data risks growing the North-South divide

By Laura Mann, Gianluca Lazzolino Across the world, tech firms and software developers are embedding...

Sanitation Salvage Ordered to Halt Trash Collections

by Kiera Feldman  Aug. 24, 8:04 p.m. EDT The Business Integrity Commission suspended the license of...

A sad song of musical censorship in India and Pakistan

Laksmi Subramanian, Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta Hindustani classical music played on a...

Estimate of carbon in indigenous lands rises five-fold

By Aisling Irwin Land managed by indigenous people holds vastly more carbon than previously thought,...

At St. Luke’s in Houston, Patients Suffer as a Renowned Heart Transplant Program Loses Its Luster

The hospital and its legendary surgeon Denton Cooley performed some of the world’s first heart...

How naming poison frogs helps fight their illegal trade

Jose Andres, University of Saskatchewan and Andres Posso-Terranova, University of Saskatchewan Oophaga andresii is one...

African swine fever ‘devastating’ if it spreads beyond China

By Fatima Arkin [VIENNA] Outbreaks of African swine fever reported from widely different parts of...

Oregon Doctors Warned That a Killer and Rapist Would Likely Attack Again. Then the State Released Him.

by Jayme Fraser, The Malheur Enterprise April 25, 5:30 a.m. EDT Charles Longjaw was being held at...

A bee economist explains honey bees’ vital role in growing tasty almonds

Brittney Goodrich, Auburn University A honey bee sniffs a cherry blossom. AP Photo/Patrick Pleul It’s...

Renaissance Dam water conflict will pass down generations

By Nader Noureddine [CAIRO] After months of arduous negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan about...

The Family Plan: In Louisiana, Lawmakers Promote Bills That Help Their Relatives and Clients

by Rebekah Allen, The Advocate June 7, 5 a.m. EDT One lawmaker supported a bill that would...

India and China move closer as Modi tours ‘Act East’ policy

Jiye Kim, University of Sydney This past week, Narendra Modi has visited China (May 14-16),...

Cheap drugs not enough to fight hepatitis C in Asia

By Inga Vesper [AMSTERDAM] Providing cheap drugs against the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has had...

Five First Responders to the Pulse Massacre. One Diagnosis: PTSD.

“My head’s still not right,” said one paramedic who responded to the Pulse nightclub shooting...

India’s wells are running dry, fast

Asit K. Biswas, National University of Singapore; Cecilia Tortajada, National University of Singapore, and Udisha...

A simple way to prevent African water wars

By Nader Noureddine Ethiopia should lower the height of its Renaissance saddle dam to defuse...

In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, But an Uncompleted Puzzle

by Sebastian Rotella Dec. 21, 2014, 10 p.m. EST Indian and British intelligence agencies monitored the...

My new novel interrogates contemporary Indian politics – with King Lear as a blueprint

Preti Taneja, University of Warwick Market street near the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab. Ben Crowe/ERA...

Donors should put evidence before politics and diplomacy

By Didier Schmitt Evidence-based policy is a resource just as valuable as the billions spent...

A Baby Was Separated From Her Uncle at the Border. Three Months Later, Her Mother Is Still Trying to Get Her Back.

by Kavitha Surana July 16, 12:20 p.m. EDT The case of Liah Ferrera Amaya shows the...

Can Elon Musk fix Flint’s water?

Fiona E. McNeill, McMaster University Elon Musk may be on the hot seat for political...

In Rio de Janeiro, thousands at risk from disasters

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade [SÃO PAULO] As many as 155,000 people are exposed to...

A Day After Report, Violent White Supremacist Loses Job With Defense Contractor

By A.C. Thompson and Ali Winston Defense contractor Northrop Grumman said it will investigate an...

Plastic-free campaigns don’t have to shock or shame. Shoppers are already on board

By Louise Moana Kolff, UNSW With Coles and Woolworths supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags...

Software helps cut Indian cows’ methane emissions

By M. Sreelata [NEW DELHI] A software tool developed by India’s National Dairy Development Board...

Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts

by Heather Vogell March 6, 2017, 1 p.m. EST State officials are following up on a...

David Goldblatt: photographer who found the human in an inhuman social landscape

Paul Weinberg, University of Cape Town A farmer’s son with his nursemaid, Heimweeberg, Nietverdiend, Western...

The World Needs to Create a ‘New Normal’ on Gender

By Ben Deighton US President Barack Obama famously once said: “You can judge a nation,...

One Officer, Scores of Tickets and a Familiar Racial Disparity

by Topher Sanders, ProPublica, and Benjamin Conarck, The Florida Times-Union [Jacksonville] Nov. 17, 2017, 8 a.m. EST C.J....

The secrets of immigrant student success

Louis Volante, Brock University; Don A. Klinger, University of Waikato, and Dr. Melissa Siegel, Maastricht...

3D printing ready to reshape home building

By Anielle Guedes The technology could bring about the fastest, cheapest and greenest construction ever...

As the shaky US-North Korea summit is set to begin, the parties must search for common interest

by Benjamin Habib, La Trobe University US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim...

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills

by Marshall Allen May 25, 5 a.m. EDT Patients may think their insurers are fighting on...

In the long run: keeping track of athletes with wearable tech

Iain Collings, CSIRO With the AFL season in full swing many of us are glued...

Africa’s offline gender gap is getting repeated online

By Nanjira Sambuli Half the world will be online by the end of 2018, according...

A Pioneering Heart Surgeon’s Secret History of Research Violations, Conflicts of Interest and Poor Outcomes

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, Houston Chronicle May 24, 6 a.m. EDT Over decades, Bud...

New virus could offer insight into Hendra and Nipah

Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation Scientists have identified a new virus in Australian fruit bats. The...

NGOs Need More Say in Research Priority-setting

Funding agencies should support closer interaction between development NGOs and scientists, argues research and policy...

Takeaways From Our Urbana-Champaign Free Street Theater Journalism Workshop

1. More participation from people of all ages. 2. ‘Chambana’ isn’t a thing. 3. It’s...

North Korea’s missile test a failure, but rogue state has nothing to fear

Benjamin Habib, La Trobe University North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s reign remains legitimate. KCNA The...

Africa’s offline gender gap is getting repeated online

By Nanjira Sambuli Half the world will be online by the end of 2018, according...

Talk to Us About Los Alamos National Laboratory — and Other National Labs Around the Country

ProPublica is teaming up with The Santa Fe New Mexican to investigate health and safety...

How the new mozzie emoji can create buzz to battle mosquito-borne disease

Cameron Webb, University of Sydney and Ian M. Mackay, The University of Queensland Set to...

Plastic Bags should be Managed, not Banned

By Lilia Casanova Cities in a number of Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, India,...

Were Henry’s Civil Rights Violated?

A Department of Homeland Security watchdog is looking into the case of a Long Island...

How does a city get to be ‘smart’? This is how Tel Aviv did it

Christine Steinmetz, UNSW Tel Aviv has a reputation as a “non-stop city” but is also...

Getting Seed to Smallholders Needs a Business Approach