Filmmaker Storm Saulter talks with the author about his new book 'A Brief History of Seven Killings,' which adapts true stores of the island's underworld. Jamaican gun crime has declined significantly
Marc Lewis, a former drug addict and current neuroscientist, says the medical model of treating addiction needs to be challenged. Marc Lewis traveled the long, tenebrous road of opiate addiction, but emerged
Ahead of a major election, the country is looking more and more like a failed state. Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, recently announced that if the opposition were to gain a majority in the National
In the first of a series of dispatches from the US’s poorest communities, we visit Beattyville, Kentucky, blighted by a lack of jobs and addiction to painkillers Karen Jennings patted her heavily made
Looking to lose weight? You’re not alone. With the majority of Americans wanting to slim down, it’s all too common to hear what you should cut out of your diet to drop a few pounds. For a refreshing change,
Even before you took your first breath, your brain was already learning, exploring and adapting. Now a new project in London is charting its journey in astonishing detail. The small room feels a little
And what are your odds of getting chosen? What child hasn't dreamed of becoming an astronaut? Now, you can. Starting on December 14, NASA will begin accepting applications for the astronaut class of 2015.
This post has been corrected. Russia really wants to go to the moon. Roscosmos, the country’s space agency, has made it clear that its priority is exploring the moon—not Mars—with the ultimate goal of
The first woman in space was Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, back in 1963. Since then, Russia has fallen somewhat behind other countries in gender equality; it’s sent only four female cosmonauts
Changing Planet An aerial view of Colun Beach in the Valdivian Coastal Reserve, Los Rios, Chile. Photo © Nick Hall By The Nature Conservancy’s Dr. Borja G. Reguero and Dr. Michael W. Beck Climate change
Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders.
Researchers are decoding a secret world of underwater chatter – and discovering the plight of animals harmed by our noise. Some years ago, Michel Andre found himself staring at the body of a dead sperm