Music Training Improves Brain Function and Mood

Music training has been a recognized mental health treatment since the dawn of time. Find out how a new study shows that learning to play an instrument improves our cognition while relieving depression, anxiety and stress.

Reforestation Plans Require More than Saying “Plant More Trees”

Reforestation plans play a central role in global strategies to solve the climate crisis. Find out why simply getting millions of saplings into the ground doesn’t deliver long-term success.

Screen Time Better for Teens than Disconnection

Screen time worries many parents, who fear it interferes with social development. Find out why a new study shows that restricted Internet access is more detrimental to teen self-esteem.

Israeli Occupation of Palestine Violates International Law – Commission of Inquiry

The Israeli Occupation of Palestine is the subject of a new report issued by the United Nations this week. Find out why it concludes that the occupation is illegal and what this means for the long-term resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Urban Green Space Reduces Property and Violent Crime

Urban green space improves quality of life for residents, but it can also create hot spots for criminal activity. Find out how a new study shows that overall, parks, gardens and fields lower crime risk.