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Iceland didn't hunt any whales in 2019 – and public appetite for whale meat is fading

One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn’t happen. For the first time since 2002, Iceland – one of just three countries...

Iceland didn't hunt any whales this year – and public appetite for whale meat is fading

One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn’t happen....

Giving is changing as philanthropy faces more scrutiny

The more than US$400 billion Americans donate annually to charitable causes of all kinds, such as houses of worship, universities and efforts to cure cancer, add up to around...

Why the US-Iran conflict isn’t driving oil prices higher – and why it probably should

Assassinations, militaries on high alert, geopolitical tensions at the boil. Any one of these in Persian...

Why hip-hop belongs in today's classrooms

When Cassie Crim, a high school math teacher in Joliet, Illinois, introduced herself to her advanced algebra students in 2017, she did it through a rap video. Using a rendition...

The made-up crisis behind the state takeover of Houston's public schools

The State of Texas is in a legal battle to seize power from the Houston public school board. Eakrin Rasadonyindee/Shutterstock.com If...

Iceland didn't hunt any whales in 2019 – and public appetite for whale meat is fading

One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn’t happen. For the first time since 2002, Iceland – one of just three countries...

Iceland didn't hunt any whales this year – and public appetite for whale meat is fading

One of the most important global conservation events of the past year was something that didn’t happen....

Veterans, refugees and victims of war crimes are all vulnerable to PTSD

Mental health is often used in political discourse and arguments. Post-traumatic stress disorder was the subject Jan. 8, when Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.), herself a Somalian refugee...

Black kids and suicide: Why are rates so high, and so ignored?

Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed...

Even planets have their (size) limits

Scientists have discovered over 4,000 exoplanets outside of our Solar System, according to NASA’s Exoplanet Archive. Some of these planets orbit multiple stars at the same time....

Native people did not use fire to shape New England's landscape

An interpretive sign stands at the edge of the Montague Plains Wildlife Management Area, a 1,500-acre...