Horrific mass shootings in the US typically renew the national debate about gun policy. A gun researcher explains the lack of funding for study in this area and what that means for informed policy.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
A multibillion-dollar effort is just beginning to build an all-new nationwide wireless broadband network for emergency responders. How will it work, why do we need it and how will it last 25 years?
An astronomer explains how and why – and when – eclipses happen, what we can learn from them, and what they would look like if you were standing on the moon.
Trump's rationale for cutting the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program rests on a myth at odds with contemporary data.
The US government reached the limits of its borrowing capacity in March and is fast approaching the point at which it will no longer be able to pay all its bills. What’s the big deal?
Fifty years after the first ATM went into service, the main problem – identifying authorized users – remains the same. But methods for doing so have improved significantly.
Amazon paid a premium to snap up the upscale grocery chain, so we asked an economist to help us better understand the deal and what it means.
There are many myths around Sharia. A scholar explains the moral and ethical principles behind it, as also why there are different interpretations.
Social welfare groups have become more common – and more controversial – in recent years. Fixing gaps in the oversight of this kind of nonprofit will take bipartisan action.
Partly in response to the so-called 'reproducibility crisis' in science, researchers are embracing a set of practices that aim to make the whole endeavor more transparent, more reliable – and better.
More tornadoes occur in the United States than in any other country, mainly in the Great Plains, the Midwest and southern states. Two meteorology professors explain what causes these dangerous storms.
All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump's expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.
Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
Pulp and paper production is a major industry with a large environmental footprint. Recently, though, paper companies have worked to reduce pollution and promote sustainable forestry and recycling.
Forests are valuable for many uses, including timber, clean water, wildlife habitat and recreation. Stresses on U.S. forests include wildfires, pest invasions and development of private lands.
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