Fifteen years after the Northeast Blackout of 2003 cut power to 50 million people in the US and Canada, experts explain that many threats to the electricity grid remain.
Experts explain the task of securing the electrical grid against cyberattacks, and discuss potential solutions and the risk of failure.
Russian government agents allegedly penetrated US state and county election databases. Scholars of election security offer insight and recommendations about what to do now.
Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here's what you need to know.
July is the hottest month in much of North America. Experts explain who is most affected by heat waves and ways to cope with them.
Many observers had hoped that the court's decision on Gill v. Whitford would provide some clarity on whether gerrymandering is constitutional.
Trump hopes migrants won't come if they know their children will be taken away. That grim logic ignores the inescapable dangers that drive thousands of Central Americans to flee their homes each year.
What does this move represent? It depends on who you ask, according to scholars in this roundup of articles from our archives.
Facebook says it's going to continue to respond to widespread concerns about its practices and role in society. Researchers of privacy and online trust offer ideas for immediate action.
How did Brazil's wildly popular former president Lula become its most famous convict? Here's what you need to know.
Scholars discuss the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: what happened, what's at stake, how to fix it, and what could come next.
Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
Scholars have you covered on all sides of the 'Dreamers' issue, with solid research to boot.
Four important elements to consider when evaluating how safe you are online.
Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
Three runaway governors. Two deadly earthquakes. One Donald J. Trump. Here's why the past year hasn't been the kindest to Mexico.
President Trump's first year was a rough one for scientists and others who value truth and expertise. Many rallied to the cause, while others used research to make the case for the value of science.
Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.