Sometimes, there is no "tragedy" in the tragedy of the commons, according to a new analysis that challenges a widely accepted theory.
It is an idea for repairing our broken political system that is so promising that new members of Congress will learn about it before taking office in January.
A new national study shows that people whose mothers had more partners—married or cohabiting—often follow the same path.
The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the toughest of growing conditions.
Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows.
Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world's oceans, according to estimates from a new study.
Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed a new and improved way to generate molecules that can enable the design of new types of synthetic drugs.
Researchers have developed designer molecules that may one day be able to seek out and trap deadly nerve agents and other toxic compounds in the environment—and possibly in humans.
Next time you're stung by a wasp or a honeybee, consider the elegantly designed stinger that caused you so much pain.
Many women in doctoral degree programs in fields like engineering and physics are in a class of their own—and that's not a good thing.