For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of
IDEAS Åkeson McGurk, a Swedish-American writer who lives with her family in rural Indiana, is the author of There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather. When I became a mom in the U.S., the parenting experience
We’re now more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be — an astronaut and a mother, a tomboy and a girlie girl. But we don’t do the same for our sons. Even as we’ve given girls
At a Father’s Day breakfast, my 5-year-old son and his classmates sang a song about fathers, crooning about “my dad who’s big and strong” and “fixes things with his hammer” and, above all else, “is really
This article also currently appears in The Diplomat. I have been traveling to East Asia (and many other parts of the world) for more than 25 years and over that time one of the things that has always me
A heatmap of war over water Click here to see a larger version of this infographic. As the climate shifts, rivers will both flood and dry up more often, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental
Science & InnovationOnly Human 5 Minute Read In 1887, after achieving great fame and fortune for his invention of the phonograph, a machine that recorded sound, the acoustic telegraph, which transmitted
By Robert B. Sowby Most of us understand the basics of the hydrologic cycle—condensation, precipitation, transportation, and evaporation. These processes operate on global scales and in natural environments.