A new public opinion survey reveals Americans largely agree on sentencing reform, and how money spent on prisons could be reinvested in communities.
The results of a study that measured public responses to a policy aimed at reducing carbon emissions contradict a common environmental concern.
A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
The ability to help save other babies’ lives can make recovering from a big loss easier.
Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is 'losing.' An economist explains why that's rubbish.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to make charitable donations easier and more affordable through a new employee benefit.
A new tool called EcoCast helps fishermen in the West Coast figure out where it's best to fish that day.
Canada, the US and Mexico have signed a deal to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But what's actually changed?
Donations to relief efforts tend to dry up within a few months.
A famous mathematician claims to have cracked a longstanding problem involving prime numbers. But his results still need to be verified.
The urge to provide disaster aid is borne out of the best characteristics of humanity. But it's important to consider when to donate to disaster survivors, along with what and to whom to give.
New data underscore that adults with no high school diploma or GED are at the greatest risk for the leading causes of disease and death.
Adopting best practices like making it easier for staffers to blow the whistle when they observe wrongdoing can help.
Data reveal that sexual assault is common among boys and girls under the age of 18. Sexual violence experts share key facts from research on the issue.
Many people may misunderstand the basics about opioids. That prevents researchers from understanding the full scope of the epidemic.
Today, 8 out of every 10 Americans live in a city or suburb.
The billions of dollars worth of aid dispatched every year to alleviate the suffering and damage after earthquakes and hurricanes would do more good if it didn't get clumped up.
Zebrafish are known for their black and gold stripes, but researchers are still figuring out how pigment cells interact to form these patterns.
With such an enormous challenge, where would it make sense to start? We looked into our archives for stories on what it would take to eradicate homelessness in the US today.
Effective political campaigns use three main online strategies; research identifies which of them is most effective.