As Facebook turns 15, the company faces a critical set of challenges. Regulating Facebook itself will not be easy, and will generate endless debate.
By Jennifer Rich, The Conversation
When it comes to understanding the horrors of the Holocaust – one of the key aims of International Holocaust Remembrance Day – younger generations often lack knowledge.
By Sonja Dümpelmann, The Conversation
Sixty years ago, urban tree planters stood on the front lines of fighting climate change.
By Grant Ferguson, Jennifer C. McIntosh, The Conversation
Water is becoming a scarce resource in many parts of the world. Water tables have been falling in many regions for decades, particularly in areas with intensive agriculture. Wells are going dry and there are few long-term solutions available —…
By Brooks D. Simpson, The Conversation
The new Congress is divided into a GOP Senate and Democratic House. History provides a glimpse of what this could mean: Democrats hold the power to investigate, if not to legislate.
By Amanda Cavanagh, The Conversation
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.
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