There is no shortage of bad news in media headlines.

Join our directors of bio-sciences and medicine Cameron English and Dr. Chuck Dinerstein as they break down these stories on episode 21 of the Science Dispatch podcast.

Over the weekend, I took my family to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My wife and I loved going as kids, and now that we have a young son, we were eager to watch him experience it for the first time.

To understand healthcare policy, an area of expertise of my colleague Dr. Chuck Dinerstein, one must have a basic grasp of economics, the dismal science. One particularly important aspect is how prices (and wages) change over time.

Should politicians make major, society-altering decisions based on polls? Framed that way, most people would probably answer "no." A politician's job is to be a leader, and sticking one's finger in the wind is not anyone's idea of leadership.

This article was originally published at Geopolitical Futures. The original is here.

What's the biggest, deadliest threat the world faces today? How a person answers that question reveals a lot about them.

McDonald's. Dell. Chrysler. Rolls-Royce. Sears. Trump. All are companies that bear the names of their founders. Does that matter? One would think not, as Shakespeare told us, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

There is a theoretical relationship between a nation’s wealth and the amount of pollution it emits.

Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world's most influential public intellectuals.