Achieving the American dream.
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As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.
Millions of people in the Horn of Africa lack safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year.
Drought-driven humanitarian emergencies can be prevented if groundwater is reliably made available at strategic locations.
Manipulating our own personal data can allow us to manipulate capitalism.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
Homicide has gradually declined over three decades.
Since 1990, the homicide rate has declined by 20%. Researchers are still figuring out what's behind the trend: increased incarceration, improvements in the economy or even aging populations.
Processes of data collection and analysis being used to decide policy need to be as independent and transparent as possible, particularly on issues as contentious as Sydney’s lockout laws.
The collection and analysis of data used for making policy should be independent and open to ensure public trust in decision-making. The debate over alcohol licensing shows why this matters.
Innovation in digital technology is accelerating – it has massive untapped potential for tackling the climate crisis.
Artificial Intelligence can perpetuate existing social imbalances in a harmful manner. Can this undesirable scenario be avoided?
Health data can be collected with and without patient consent, and can produce significant research outcomes.
Health data gathered without the patient's consent can provide valuable information; however, transparency is crucial to maintain trust.
Can developing countries get rich from data?
The US is one of a few countries that still uses private prisons.
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Private prisons have long been a topic of controversy in the U.S. A professor of sociology explains what they are and why they matter.
Citizenship candidates raise their hands for the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in New York on Sept. 17.
The backlog in naturalization applications has ballooned to more than 700,000. Wait times have doubled in the last three years.
Unmarried parents spend, on average, several hundred dollars less on each child annually.
Single parents and unmarried parents who live together spend less on their children than married parents.
It’s impossible to conduct truly causal research on media consumption and suicide.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it's that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a joint news conference at the presidential Blue House on June 30.
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Most of the world might hate Trump, but in some places, based largely on his policies, there is hope and even admiration.
Transportation and food are two major contributors to household emissions.
The typical American's annual household carbon footprint is over five times the world per capita average.
Istanbul at sunset.
City rankings have become big business – but this expert thinks it's best to ignore them.
Visualization of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite in space over a tropical cyclone.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?
Families in rural areas are harder for the Census Bureau to reach.
People living in rural and small town America have much at stake in the 2020 census. But census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
Population data can be examined to make important decisions and plans.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That's especially true when it comes to metrics that weren't collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.
Using data during election campaigns is nothing new. But as the Canadian federal election approaches, authorities must be diligent that data tracking doesn’t become surveillance.
Data analytics have played a role in elections for years. But today’s massive voter relationship management platforms use digital campaigning practices to take it to another level.