Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
By Arun Agrawal, The Conversation
Climate change is a serious threat now for poor people in developing countries, but the COP24 conference in Poland offered them little hope of near-term emissions cuts or economic aid.
By Jim Davies, The Conversation
A cognitive scientist explains why you shouldn't fret if your kids are starting to doubt Santa’s magic.
By Shannon Schmoll, The Conversation
Comet 46P/Wirtanen is expected to make an appearance Dec. 14 to 19 that may well be visible even to the naked eye. Photo by Suchart Kuathan/via Getty Images…
By Jane Landers, The Conversation
The Slave Societies Digital Archive has documented the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans, their descendants, and the indigenous, European and Asian people with whom they interacted.
By Luca Belli, The Conversation
Brazil’s WhatsApp election scandal should be a wake-up call particularly for other developing world democracies.
By James Goldgeier, The Conversation
George H.W. Bush was the last person elected president of the United States with any prior foreign policy experience.
By Carol Cutler White, The Conversation
A federally funded program is trying to increase high school graduation, college readiness and college enrollment at low resource high schools.
By Douglas Clark, The Conversation
North America’s three bear species — black bears, grizzly bears and polar bears — don’t typically live in the same place. But in Wapusk National Park, on the west coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, all three bears were…
By MaryCatherine McDonald, Marisa Brandt, Robyn Bluhm, The Conversation
We now know that what these combat veterans were facing was likely what today we call post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. We are now better able to recognize it, and treatments have certainly advanced, but we still don’t have a…
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