Healthy Environment a Human Right, UN Declares

A healthy environment is a human right and vital to the enjoyment of other rights, according to a new UN General Assembly resolution. Find out why this is both a cause for celebration and a call to action.

Monarch butterfly pollinating yellow flowers

Monarch Butterfly Added to Engangered Species List

Monarch Butterfly populations have been devasted over the last past few decades. Find out why the IUCN had added these iconic pollinators to the endangered species list and how scientists are working to save them from extinction.

Consumer Choices - Young Woman Comparing Prices Using Smartphone

Consumer Choices Don’t Always Make Sense

Consumer choices are supposed to be based on rational self-interest. Find out how a new study explains why we often make sub-optimal decsions that barely meet our needs.

Belief in Evolution Promotes Tolerance

Belief in evolution makes us more tolerant of those who seem different from ourselves. Find out how a new study confirms this and encourages teaching evolution in the classroom.

Langmansoren Woman Brought to Life After 4,000 Years

The Langmansoren Woman lived 4,000 years ago in Northeastern Sweden. Find out how an archeological artist has reconstructed her face and forged a human connection with her remains.

Invasive Plants Cause More Problems with Climate Change

Invasive plants can be as serious a threat to the environment as climate change. Discover how a new study shows that combined factors like drought, fire and invasive species start a vicious cycle that makes matters even worse.