Geologists have discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most animals today, including humans. The wormlike creature, Ikaria wariootia, is the earliest bilaterian.
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.
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.
The inhabitants will be all men and women suffering from Alzheimer. Residents of the village will be able to shop in a small supermarket, go to the hairdressers, local brasserie, library, gym and even a little farm.
New Zealand's government has vowed to get the country's entire homeless population off the streets before winter hits the country next month.
The country aims to develop a more sustainable food system that relies on plant-based foods instead of animal agriculture.
The goal of cultural evolution is to help us make ethical decisions about how to govern society.
Rather than sending misbehaving children straight to the principal's office, a Merrillville elementary school in US is teaching basic meditation techniques.
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.
New charity is installing vending machines with food and items like socks for the homeless in the United Kingdom.
The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesian government earlier this year.