Land-based pollution from single-use plastics is a slow-onset disaster that demands a global response. One strategy to curb pollution is to pursue a legally binding phase-out of most single-use plastics at the global level.
Lise Meitner — who broke ground in the study of nuclear physics — remains obscure and largely forgotten. She was excluded from the victory celebration of her discovery because she was a Jewish woman. Her story is a sad one.
The harsh conditions and increasingly unpredictable weather in the Guatemalan highlands are putting added stress on poor families and pushing up migration in an area where locals estimate nearly half of the 250 households have already seen someone leave.
Facebook has been ordered to curb its data collection practices in Germany after a landmark ruling on Thursday that the world's largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent.