It's easy to take clean, safe water for granted. It just flows out of taps continuously — even in drought-ridden California. But for hundreds of millions of people around the world, clean water is a luxury.
I finally reached the outskirts of my community after a 5-mile, uphill bike ride from the town where I go to buy groceries. Hot, exhausted and loaded down with rice, bananas and mangoes, I didn't have
Air pollution comes from many sources — power plants, industrial production and fires, to name a few. In Pittsburgh, the most polluted city east of California, according the American Lung Association,
Eating healthy is easier said than done. Same with buying healthy food. Research finds that putting in partitions in grocery carts can increase the likelihood shoppers buy healthy fruits and veggies. RENEE
Actress Rita Wilson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy, told People magazine in April that she expects to make a full recovery "because I caught this early, have excellent
A couple of extra minutes attached to the umbilical cord at birth may translate into a small boost in neurodevelopment several years later, a study suggests. Children whose cords were cut more than three
Indonesia's top military commander defended a requirement that female recruits undergo an invasive "virginity test" to determine whether they are morally suited for the armed forces. His remarks follow
For the third time this year, a blogger has died after a brutal attack on a street in Bangladesh. The writer Ananta Bijoy Das was killed by men wielding machetes. He wrote for the same blog founded by
Missing out on sleep pretty much guarantees feeling crummy the next day. But it can also lead to dangerous or even disastrous decision-making. Sleep-deprived operators failed to prevent the Chernobyl power
The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday. A study involving more
What do the French do when their economy and identity are under assault? Throw a dinner party, of course – a global one. From Madagascar to Washington, D.C., more than 1,000 French chefs on five continents
The rate of recent discoveries about the human microbiome has been dizzying. And Rob Knight wants to crank up the pace. One of the top scientists in a field that's discovering possible bacterial influences
Though the stalwarts of the publishing world continue to release works worth reading, it’s Berlin-based Gestalten that earned our near-constant attention in 2014 with countless impressive volumes published
Why, throughout human history, have people been so drawn to fiction? When an English archaeologist named George Smith was 31 years old, he became enchanted with an ancient tablet in the British Museum.
Whether you're trying to maintain an audience's attention, sell your product, interest an interviewer, or pitch a journalist, great storytelling is key. The ability to spin a yarn that captivates others