About 47 million adults in the US are expected to gamble on March Madness this year. A growing share of the bets will actually be legal.
If undocumented immigrants choose not to fill out the questionnaire, then the official population of several states would deflate, costing them House seats and federal funding.
Scientists worldwide are calling for a moratorium on gene editing in germline cells. But what is a germline cell? How does it differ from other cells in our body? Why does it matter if we edit them?
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims could sue a gun maker, a decision that could open the floodgates to more lawsuits.
What raises a common winter storm to the level of 'bomb cyclone'? It's all about rapid, sharp changes in atmospheric pressure – and the scientists who coined the term meant to highlight their power.
In many cities, convention holds that there's a lane for walking and a lane for standing on the escalator. But human systems engineers suggest this isn't the most efficient option for the system.
Civilian casualty counts are a powerful tool for propaganda – and for establishing peace.
Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
People – individually and in groups – were not as good at facial recognition as an algorithm. But five people plus the algorithm, working together, were even better.
Even without any disruption, SNAP benefits tend to run out before the next disbursement arrives.
Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect make it easy for people to fall for deliberate or inadvertent lies in the news.
While Trump may be an extreme example, much of the conduct Cohen highlighted reflects attitudes and actions commonplace among public companies.
Pyt doesn't have an exact English translation, but there's a rich strain of psychological research devoted to its benefits in everyday life.
Artificially intelligent drug design programs could discover new therapies for conditions that are difficult or prohibitively expensive to cure.
Sen. Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.
Since 1982, presidents have invited special guests to the State of the Union who they believe embody values around which the nation can rally.
When it snows, it pours – but why do municipalities treat the roads with salt? A chemist explains how salt affects water and ice.
The Fed abruptly ended two years of aggressive interest rate hikes, signaling the longest economic expansion on record may be coming to a close.
Grant abstracts with more words, more complex language and more storytelling tend to earn more money – even if that's not exactly what funders say they'd want.
Hospitals are now required to post their prices online. This approach is unlikely to change US health care – but better price transparency tools could actually reduce costs.