A global pandemic shines a light on how different nations respond to a crisis. Read about why some countries have had better results than others.
“Video games are a waste of time!” How many times have you heard that? One game designer thinks the contrary—that games and the skills they develop in gamers could be the key to solving some of the biggest challenges facing the real world.
This article suggests that although many American farmers have doubts about the causes of climate change, they are willing to work with scientists to solve the problems presented by extreme weather events.
Nearly every nation on earth—except for the United States—primarily uses the metric system for all weights and measures. With its clear base-10 relationships among measurements, the metric system is easy to use. So why does the United States still mainly use the far more complicated customary measures? How Stuff Works explores the American resistance to change.
Teens may be more immersed in the digital world than their parents, and that’s a good thing for their brains. This article explores how technology is making teens’ brains more flexible and better able to adapt to change.
Changing from using one language to another can be a challenge, one that is made even more difficult by reminders of one’s home country. This article by Emily Underwood explains why.
The author of this opinion piece shares his perspective on how the world has changed as a result of the 9/11 attacks.
Our world demands more and more from technology, but could it ultimately be dangerous? Watch the video and decide for yourself.
Ice stupas are artificially engineered glaciers meant to inspire innovative thinking in response to climate change.
Cancer is not a disease that people catch—instead, it is the result of mutations, or changes at the cellular level. Find out how these tiny changes can make things go very wrong.
As American settlers moved westward into the Great Plains, conflicts arose between cattle ranchers and farmers. Learn what role barbed wire played and how this change to the landscape affected this new nation’s bison population.
You may not think of climate change as an issue of public health. However, the doctors featured in this article view it as part of their responsibility to help to address the threats to human life and health posed by climate change, such as the devastation caused by increasingly severe wildfires.
According to this article, the widespread use of smartphones and social media are two of the most significant developments of the past two decades. What are some of the other major ways the world has changed in the last 20 years?
Click this link for some helpful tips about responding to change in your life, including a reminder that when things are shifting around you, it’s important to stay focused on who you are.
How is life changing for people in the Digital Age? Click here to read quotations by a number of experts in the technology industry to find out how they responded to this question.
What are some of the ways people around the world are responding to changes in Earth’s climate? Read this article to find out.
Five mass extinctions—the die-off of a majority of species—have occurred in earth’s history. What causes these periodic extinctions? A sudden change in climate or atmosphere that living things can’t adapt quickly enough to survive. Find out what we know about these changes and what species were able to flourish in their wake.
The national archives of both Germany and Israel have laid claim to the writings of Franz Kafka, author of The Metamorphosis. Read to learn more about the influential author and the legal battle over his manuscripts.
How have the United States and the world changed in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11?
Did you know that astronauts actually grow taller while they’re in orbit? This article examines the ways the human body responds to life in space.