Civil war: Changing a stuck mind

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After six decades, the Palestine-Israel stalemate seems hopeless. But could that very hopelessness be blocking a solution? A new study More »

Weather, climate, war

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Does climate affect war? A study shows increases in conflict during el Niño periods — but only during the warm, dry part of the cycle. More »

Science on the road!

Science on the road!

Hitting the road? What could be more enlightening than gawking at a cave, exploring a desert, or eyeballing the largest telescope in More »

Traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury

Charges that NFL “deliberately and fraudulently concealed” … link between head impacts and brain damage. What is the science of More »

North Korea’s nukes

North Korea’s nukes

Underground nuclear tests have been the biggest roadblock to a comprehensive test ban. How are these explosions detected, and how More »

NukeWar, Regional Version

What would happen to the global climate after a nuclear war between India and Pakistan? Study says the planet would be dark and cool More »

Ecotourism: Is it Working?

20 years ago, ecotourism was promoted as a way to save natural systems, and the people who lived in them. We ask: Is ecotourism a force More »