In some countries, people want more freedom of speech. In others, they feel that there is too much.
While not the first such minister, the loneliness epidemic in Japan will make this one the hardest working.
Answering the question of who you are is not an easy task. Let's unpack what culture, philosophy, and neuroscience have to say.
Knowing what to do is one thing, doing it is another.
A new study shows that at least one long-ago journey would have required deliberate navigation.
The Himalayan Kingdom best known for its concept of "Gross National Happiness."
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
The discovery pushes back humanity's history with domestication.
Pew Research Center data shows that most people think diversity improves lives in their countries.
Artifacts uncovered in southeast Asia offer clues on early complex human cultures.
Information is the best armor against panic.
The new strain of coronavirus that has spread across Asia is causing concern ahead of China's Lunar New Year.
But the U.S. remains an "innovation powerhouse," according to the annual report from the World Economic Forum.
Critics complain that Maslow's hierarchy of needs focuses too much on the West. Yet other cultures often have similar ideas about personal development.
In one Indian farming district, many women are paying for expensive and medically unnecessary hysterectomies in order to be more productive at work.
In the village of Kongthong, villagers don't call each other by their name; instead, they call out using unique, bespoke tunes that resemble birdsong.
What causes people to retreat into their homes indefinitely?
The Bajau people's nomadic lifestyle has given them remarkable adaptions, enabling them to stay underwater for unbelievable periods of time. Their lifestyle, however, is quickly disappearing.
The 21st century is experiencing an Asianization of politics, business, and culture.
Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions.