It’s hard to predict how we’ll react in a crisis until one occurs. Some people spring into action, while others freeze. Find out how you can prepare yourself to respond well when things go wrong.
A professor tackles some of the most enduring misconceptions Americans hold about the institution of slavery.
In 1964, Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts toward equal rights for all. Read the speech he gave the day after accepting this honor.
Not all medicines start out in labs; many life-saving medicines come from plants or animals, and more are being discovered all the time.
It’s popular to say that Americans are more politically polarized now than they have been in years. But we can band together to tackle the problems we all agree exist.
If it sometimes seems like Americans will never agree with each other, think again. Here’s a look at some surprising poll results.
How does a flock of geese or a desert ant find its way without getting lost? Learn about the many strategies and adaptations animals use to help them navigate.
Cultures around the globe may have different approaches to social interactions, but the meanings of many facial expressions are the same.
Researchers say that the human need for power is less a desire to control others and more a wish to be free from others’ control.
Learn about the hardships and decisions made by one of the most Important scientists of the 20th century.
Robot designers are taking inspiration from the lowly cockroach to develop a tiny tool for saving lives in a disaster.
What’s the definition of an essential worker? How much should essential workers be paid? Read about some of the options and opinions around “hero pay.”
Whether it’s an epic journey or a nice vacation, travel restrictions may change the way we move around the globe for a long time to come.
A global epidemic doesn’t only provide medical challenges; it also forces countries to re-evaluate the freedoms and limitations of their people.
The idea of nature rebounding from humanity while people are staying home is inspiring. But it isn’t necessarily true.
What you see on the news or in viral videos doesn’t always tell the whole story. Read about the reality behind recent scenes of protest.
Many high school and college seniors looked forward to markers of success such as graduation for years. Now they’re coping with disappointment.
Learn why our founding documents say next to nothing about the democratic principle of economic security.
The crises Australians faced in 2020 helped to unite them, prompting optimism about how the country will face future challenges.
Born a year before emancipation, journalist Ida B. Wells is getting some overdue recognition for her brave and powerful reporting on injustice.