The Origins of Human Empathy May Go All The Way Back to The Ocean

A new study has provided evidence of the chemical mechanisms behind the spreading of fear among zebrafish, hinting that human empathy could have originated in our aquatic ancestors hundreds of millions of years ago.

Ocean Is a Living Entity with Rights

A major essay in a prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journal argues that oceans are a “living entity” entitled to rights. The “Ocean rights” approach would make the creatures of the sea co-equal with humans.

The Great Resignation: Workplace Revolution

More than 4 million Americans are deciding to quit their jobs every month since the since the post-COVID-19 recovery started. People who decide to quit are taking this decision based on their desire to improve their quality of life.

A 10-minute run can boost brain processing

 The unique form and efficiency of human running, which includes the ability to sustain this form of exertion (i.e., by jogging as opposed to sprinting), and the evolutionary success of humans are closely linked.

Should killing nature be a crime?

In December 2019, at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Vanuatu’s ambassador to the European Union made a radical suggestion: make the destruction of the environment a crime.

The world has become more peaceful

Although the war in Syria is in its eighth year, statisticians have established that the world is becoming increasingly peaceful. Their data are derived from a war database that contains information about all wars dating back to 1800.

Los Angeles, US, moves to ban fur products

The city of Los Angeles, a leading center of the world’s fashion industry, moved on Tuesday toward becoming the largest U.S. metropolis to outlaw the sale and manufacture of most fur products within its limits.

Being transgender is not a mental disorder, WHO decides

In a historic decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to no longer classify transgender people as mentally ill. The declassification should lead to less stigma.

New Zealand to house country's entire homeless population

New Zealand's government has vowed to get the country's entire homeless population off the streets before winter hits the country next month.

Why economic 'degrowth' is an ethical imperative

Degrowth is the name given to the planned, deliberate process by which we can transition from an economy in ecological overshoot to one that operates within its host planetary environment.

Canada to Invest $150 Million in Plant-Based Food Sector

The country aims to develop a more sustainable food system that relies on plant-based foods instead of animal agriculture.

How ‘Cultural Evolution’ Can Give Us the Tools to Build Global-Scale Resilience

The goal of cultural evolution is to help us make ethical decisions about how to govern society.

A school in US hopes to see suspensions drop with new meditation offering

Rather than sending misbehaving children straight to the principal's office, a Merrillville elementary school in US is teaching basic meditation techniques.

Iceland makes it illegal to pay women less than men in world first

The tiny Nordic nation first introduced legislation last March to help close an existing wage gap, but the law did not come into effect until the first day of 2018.

The world's first vending machine for the homeless is 100% free

New charity is installing vending machines with food and items like socks for the homeless in the United Kingdom.