The Trump administration has proposed a major revamp of the National Flood Insurance Program since its inception in 1968. Here's why it needs fixing.
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft's criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.
Robocalls are common and becoming increasingly frequent. A scholar explains how they work, and why they're such a pain.
The Conversation has access to top academic experts, and we want them to use their knowledge to answer questions from teenagers.
The Conversation has access to Australia's top academic experts, and we want to unlock their expertise to answer teenagers' questions.
According to a new study, the oceans have absorbed more heat from climate change than previously thought. This could mean the Earth will warm even faster in the future than scientists have predicted.
Donations to relief efforts tend to dry up within a few months.
Lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the Fukushima disaster in 2011 have changed how utilities brace for big storms.
As Hurricane Florence is expected to pound the Carolinas with significant flooding, an insurance expert explains how the program designed to help the millions affected recover.
A geologist explains the basics about these elements, which are crucial for modern electronics.
The NRA may fund political candidates but only with cash from U.S. donors. The group could face serious consequences if, as news reports allege, it broke laws and rules.
The Donald J. Trump Foundation allegedly violated charitable norms and laws.
An economist answers four important questions on what's behind the political turmoil in Italy and what's at stake for Europe and the world.
According to one study, more than 8 million people per year die early from air pollution exposure.
Were foreign diplomats and tourists attacked with a 'sonic weapon' – or was it something else? Ultrasound researchers demonstrate a rational, evidence-based explanation.
Research is the foundation for evidence-based policies. But because of funding prohibitions, there's little US research to inform the contentious debate around gun violence and gun control.
There's a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics. Here's what that means – and why it's so hard to stop.
The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
After Australia's tough flu season, some experts predict that the U.S. is in for a few difficult months. What does that mean for you?
The chair of the Federal Reserve is often considered the world's 'second-most-powerful person.' So who is Jerome Powell and why does it matter that he may soon head the Fed?