Undark and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visited seven countries on five continents to document a global killer. Here's what we found.
On the whole, the country consumes 28% of the world's meat — twice as much as the United States. And that figure is only set to increase.
Experts are calling for a substantial cull of the wild horses living in New South Wales' Kosciuszko National Park. The government isn't having it.
Before the emergence of Warcraft, and the PlayStation, Pavel Curtis created LambdaMOO. Players used text, not images, and imaginations ran wild.
For the US Fish and Wildlife Service, confiscated mounts, skins and scales may serve an important function in the pursuit of wildlife traffickers.
Incarceration during childhood may play a role in the health gaps that develop between white and non-white Americans in adulthood. What can be done?
The most salient takeaway from the collapse of the MACH15 trial is that the conflicts of interest at its core are probably not as rare as we think.
A new study investigates the intersection of climate change and real estate, and finds that higher elevations bring higher values.
International discussions about lethal autonomous weapons have often ignored the fact that AI weaponry is already coursing through cyberspace.
When something becomes rare, we sometimes see it in more places than ever. It’s a quirk that can impair our judgment, but may be one we can control.
What are researchers to do when they lose confidence in their previously published work? A new project seeks to offer them an outlet.
Stories are contagious and more powerful than we think. They can feed back into our physiology in ways we continue to misunderstand.
Emotional labor — or feigning feelings at work — taxes some of the deepest parts of the psyche. Employers can take steps to lessen the strain.
You'd think wine science would have advanced in a fairly straight line. Not so, an Israeli historian has found.
If volcano-driven climate change was behind the Permian-Triassic land extinction, scientists might learn something crucial about our own fate.
Scientists and their institutions say they're committed to keeping pain and distress to a minimum where they can. But that's no easy task.
Too often, scientists skirt ethical boundaries in the race for high honors. And that’s just one problem with the Nobels, a new book argues.
There's a tiny kernel of truth to our concerns, but the available evidence suggests that claims of a crisis are entirely unwarranted.
The impacts of artificial lighting on human health are not fully understood, but many scientists say enough is known to warrant dramatic changes now.
Of course there's an explanation (sperm like to develop at lower temperatures). But really: What intelligent designer could have come up with this?