In many countries, women have historically served in combat when demographics demanded it. But the US move is based on equal opportunity for women – and could become a model for others.
Parental advisory stickers might be a good idea after all: "Loud," "rebellious," "deviant" music listened to at age 12 is linked to later minor teen delinquency according to a new Dutch study in the journal "Pediatrics."
Scientists are bringing back long-lost species, such as water buffalo, to encourage the spread of native plants that fare poorly in Europe’s human-dominated landscape.
This week's good reads include a day in Kenya's bustling Kibera slum, the struggle to promote democracy in the Arab world, and a radical conservation theory in the Netherlands.