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.
How do experts know when and where the next big hurricane is going to hit? A look at the complicated science of forecasting.
Taking this step may improve the quality of life for vulnerable people and reduce the amount of air conditioning they use, making their neighborhoods less prone to power outages.
Fleeing economic collapse, around 2.3 million Venezuelans have left the country over the past few years.
The US and Mexico announced a bilateral trade deal that pointedly excludes Canada. A economic law expert explains what it means.
A weather expert explains where petrichor – that pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm's first raindrops – comes from.
A handful of high-profile executives have humanities degrees. But those standouts make up a small proportion of the total pool of American executives.
Donations from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to Charities Hosting Events at Mar-a-Lago violate the spirit but not the letter of federal tax law.
Hundreds of US cities have red light cameras to try to catch traffic violations and prevent accidents. But research shows that the cameras may encourage other types of accidents.
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.
Insider trading, like what Rep. Chris Collins is accused of engaging in, is one of the sexier crimes in securities law.
The Trump administration is considering a change to capital gains that could be a windfall for the rich. A scholar explains what they are and how they're taxed.
Not all who register vote. Research shows factors like timing and major tragic events can influence who, in the end, makes it out to the polls.
Economists, politicians and the media watch GDP closely. But it isn't the best way to measure the health of the US economy.
The Trump administration is considering a change to how capital gains taxes are calculated that would save investors roughly $100 billion over a decade.