Full story - November 04, 2020
A protester in Boston drops to his knees after setting an effigy of President Donald Trump on fire in front of the barricade.
Mexican philosophers have a unique term for the peculiar anxiety you may be sensing, amid the overwhelming dizziness that arises from sociopolitical disintegration.
Full story - October 30, 2020
An alarm clock and a pumpkin
That extra hour of sleep you'll be getting comes with a price. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently said the status quo is bad for our sleep.
Full story - October 28, 2020
An illustration of a ballot box with a loading bar for "voting count"
The vote tally to decide the next American president may be disputed. Five scholars provide a history of turbulent US elections and explain what happens when an outcome is challenged.
Full story - October 21, 2020
A Chinese newspaper displays an image of friendly presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.
In 2016, America's adversaries cheered electoral chaos and a withering faith in democracy. Now they seem to be hoping democracy can topple a leader they've grown loath to accept.
Full story - October 09, 2020
An animation of Earth and COVID-19 viruses flying around the planet.
There is a huge gap between predictions of untold deaths from the novel coronavirus in Africa and what has actually happened on the continent.
Full story - October 08, 2020
Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Emmanuel Macron greet each other with a 'namaste' on an airport tarmac
An ancient Indian contactless "hello" is replacing the handshake. It's not just safer but it affirms our inter-connectedness with one another.
Full story - October 02, 2020
US President Donald Trump points at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro before attending a working dinner at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, March 7, 2020.
How did the British PM and Brazilian president cope with COVID-19 and move forward politically? Their stories may hold some lessons for the future of the US president, a fellow conservative populist and coronavirus skeptic.
Full story - September 28, 2020
A silhouette of passenger jets lined up on a runway.
As policymakers weigh financial aid for the ailing US carriers, they have an opportunity to help make the organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
Full story - September 25, 2020
An illustration of a syringe, and inside it an hourglass keeping time
Several vaccines are in Phase 3 trials. So at what point will we be certain that one or more can provide protection against the coronavirus?
Full story - September 24, 2020
A silhouette of protest signs outside the US Capitol
The Supreme Court doesn't have to be so polarized. Many European countries make judicial appointments in a term-limited, intentionally depoliticized way to promote consensus.