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Fences have big effects on land and wildlife around the world...

Alex McInturff, University of California Santa Barbara; Christine Wilkinson, University of California, Berkeley, and Wenjing Xu, University of California, Berkeley What is the most common...

Don’t blame cats for destroying wildlife – shaky logic is leading...

William S. Lynn, Clark University; Arian Wallach, University of Technology Sydney, and Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, University of Wisconsin-Madison A number of conservationists claim cats are...

Why do Americans say ‘bay-zle’ and the English say ‘baa-zle’?

Christine Mallinson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an...

Why are so few people born on Christmas Day, New Year’s...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University Christmas and New Year’s are days of celebration in many parts of the world when people gather with family and...

Why would anyone want to sit on a plane for over...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University Recently Qantas announced plans to conduct test flights from New York and London to Sydney and two other Australian cities. If...

Could a national buyback program reduce gun violence in America?

Lacey Wallace, Pennsylvania State University Americans own nearly half of the world’s guns, with approximately 120 firearms for every 100 U.S. residents. Gun control policies may...

How Australia can help the US make democracy harder to hack

Scott Shackelford, Indiana University and Matthew Sussex, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University In the drumbeat of reports about Russian attempts to undermine...

Warnings on US cigarette packs not as effective as those in...

Yoojin Cho, University of South Carolina Cigarette smoke contains more than 9,000 chemicals, including more than 60 carcinogens. According to the U.S. Food and Drug...

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Was the Gordon Brown government really that bad?

By Simon Lee, University of Hull In the week Gordon Brown announced he will stand down from his Westminster constituency at the May 2015 general...