Shoppers browsing vegetables at a farmers market.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress.
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
The sun casts a shadow over the Capitol on Friday, Jan. 19.
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No one will be turned away at the emergency room because of the shutdown. But it will take the government longer to respond to public health crises.
Could a secret ingredient make crumbling concrete a thing of the past?
Adding a bit of fungus to the initial ingredient list might be one way to endow concrete with the ability to fill in any bits of damage that occur, without the need for human intervention.
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.
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Ever wondered which fundraising appeals work best or what kind of charitable donations are ideal after disasters strike?
Rather than conflict, seek togetherness.
Older relatives often object to younger people using their smartphones and tablets during family gatherings. But digital devices can connect distant relatives year-round.
Many cities collect valuable data on themselves.
Many cities lack the resources to analyze their own vast troves of administrative data.
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If Americans become less healthy and have less access to health care, then everyone loses.
Entrance to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh, burial place of the founder of the Bahá’í faith, near Acre, Israel.
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The Baha'i faith originated in Iran and today has 100,000 communities across the globe, including the United States. Here is their history.
Tech companies want to reduce conflict between texting and driving.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
Academic research and coursework on giving and volunteering are growing more popular.
After taking a class in which they give money away, students get more interested in donating to and volunteering at local nonprofits.
Is trophy hunting wholesome sport or pointless violence? The Trump administration moved last week to allow imports of trophy parts from African elephants, but met heavy protest and is reconsidering.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, mainland schools like this one in Florida are seeing an influx of Puerto Rican students.
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A demographer at Penn State surveyed Puerto Ricans on the mainland to see if they had plans to return to the island.
Don’t blame the turkey for those snores coming from the living room!
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it's a myth – tryptophan doesn't cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
Does living at a higher altitude affect your mental health?
Several studies suggest that suicide rates in the US vary along geographic patterns.
Police work near a damaged Home Depot truck on Nov. 1, 2017, after a motorist drove onto a bike path near the World Trade Center memorial.
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Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the Manhattan bike path attack, wasn't a devout Muslim. He cursed and came late to prayers. A terrorism expert explains why such a man may want to be a martyr.
When everyone’s out of a job, will workers unite?
As artificial intelligence technology becomes more capable, it threatens more types of jobs – like lawyers, bureaucrats and managers. What social upheaval will happen if those people can't find work?
Plush toys, recovered from a flooded home, hang out to dry on a wrought iron gate in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Long after the hurricane's over and the power comes back, residents can still experience lasting mental health issues.
African-American women are about three times more likely to be diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease.
Researchers have long been looking for clues into how to treat triple negative breast cancer. Could fighter blood cells that infiltrate the tumor provide insight?
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Support for asserting Japan's military might in response to threats from North Korea and China may destabilize the region.