Father and son reunited after being detained in Texas.
A record number of immigrant children are being detained in the US. Here's what you need to know.
Members of Chile’s bishops conference, in May 2018, who say they are open to whatever Pope Francis proposes to overhaul the Chilean church devastated by a clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal.
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Pope Francis has been accused of a cover-up in the sex abuse scandal involving Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop. Experts explain why it's hard for the Catholic Church to hold clergy accountable.
A man reads the newspaper by flashlight during the Northeast Blackout in August 2003.
AP Photo/Joe Kohen
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.
Who’s in control of what’s flowing in these wires?
D Sharon Pruitt
Experts explain the task of securing the electrical grid against cyberattacks, and discuss potential solutions and the risk of failure.
Can they be confident their votes will count?
Russian government agents allegedly penetrated US state and county election databases. Scholars of election security offer insight and recommendations about what to do now.
Kentucky bourbon is among the products targeted with retaliatory tariffs by the EU.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here's what you need to know.
The sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty, July 1, 2018.
AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File
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.
The United Nations has called a new Trump administration policy of separating migrant families and detaining children ‘abuse.’
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.
Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded youth in the Gaza Strip.
AP Photo/Adel Hana
What does this move represent? It depends on who you ask, according to scholars in this roundup of articles from our archives.
What will he decide to do?
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
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.
From president to prisoner.
How did Brazil's wildly popular former president Lula become its most famous convict? Here's what you need to know.
What will Mark Zuckerberg say to Congress?
AP Photo/Noah Berger
Scholars discuss the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: what happened, what's at stake, how to fix it, and what could come next.
A diagram of where police shooting victim Stephon Clark was struck by bullets.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
Does every person’s vote count?
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
Immigrant rights supporters in Miami.
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
Scholars have you covered on all sides of the 'Dreamers' issue, with solid research to boot.
Staying safe online requires more than just a good password.
Four important elements to consider when evaluating how safe you are online.
To mark its 30th anniversary in business, the national PetSmart chain is donating enough food to serve animals in need an estimated 60 million meals.
Sandy Huffaker/AP Images for PetSmart
Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
After two earthquakes killed hundreds in Mexico within weeks in September, #Fuerza Mexico — Strength, Mexico — became a international rallying cry.
Three runaway governors. Two deadly earthquakes. One Donald J. Trump. Here's why the past year hasn't been the kindest to Mexico.
You can’t keep a good scientist down.
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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.