Around the globe, about 815 million people — 11 percent of the world’s population — went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years.
The writing performance of school-age children is a matter of considerable concern. Educators and researchers from around the world have highlighted the challenges students face to master writing.
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have developed non-invasive means for measuring stress and mood in animals and are now working with sheep farmers to improve the well-being of their animals. PTSD has been identified in elephants, dogs, chimpanzees and baboons, for example.
Each Mardi Gras, 25 million pounds of beads hit the streets of New Orleans. The story of how they got there — from the Middle East, to China, to Bourbon Street — reveals a cycle of environmental degradation, worker exploitation and irreparable health consequences.
What do border walls cost? And — do they work?
The rules are pretty clear — and really crucial reading for anyone drafting, say, an executive order.
Venezuela and ExxonMobil have been spatting over oil for decades. How will that history impact relations under a Rex Tillerson-run State Department?
More than 4 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Millions more are trying to escape Syria's borders. Here's what they can expect from the new year.
How do you cover the rise of a political leader who’s left a paper trail of anti-constitutionalism, racism and the encouragement of violence? That's a question US journalists faced after the ascendance of fascist leaders in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s.
The NFL streamed games on Twitter in recent weeks, which illustrates just how much TV may change in the months and years ahead.