An envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation’s only test run of the 2020 census.
AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith
If undocumented immigrants choose not to fill out the questionnaire, then the official population of several states would deflate, costing them House seats and federal funding.
Louisiana’s refineries require the kind of oil Venezuela produces to operate properly.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
It will be hard and complicated to replace Venezuela's heavy sour crude.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
Thanks to nonmedical exemptions, vaccination rates are falling in some states.
In 18 states, parents can choose to exempt their children from vaccines for nonmedical 'philosophical' or 'personal belief' reasons.
In Texas, Republicans like Cruz (left) are starting to feel the heat from Democrats.
Cruz: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts; O'Rourke: AP
Pollsters at the University of Texas in Austin explain why the numbers just don't add up for the Democrat.
Homes surrounded by water from the flooded Brazos River in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Freeport, Texas, Sept. 1, 2017.
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Many people board up their houses and stay in place during disasters – but often they aren't prepared to go without water, power or transportation for days or weeks afterward.
Many major U.S. cities have hidden cameras to catch drivers who run red lights.
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.
After the Civil War, Texas’s sugar cane plantations were still farmed by unpaid black laborers – prisoners forced to work for free in a system called ‘convict leasing.’
An African-American burial ground uncovered at a construction site in Texas has ignited debate on how to protect black history as suburban sprawl overtakes rural areas once farmed by enslaved workers.
Roy Orbison’s hologram performs with an orchestra.
Critics say hologram tours exploit the dead for a quick buck. But there's something about Roy Orbison's ethereal mystique that makes this one a particularly fitting tribute.
Oil drilling produces natural gas that often gets burned on the spot, going to waste.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Energy that otherwise would go to waste might someday power industrial-scale condensation.
Outside Santa Fe High School in Texas on May 18, 2018.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
A criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
Fire engulfs the Branch Davidian residence near Waco, Texas on April 19, 1993.
Ron Heflin/AP Photo
The story of the Waco siege is a story of how the media and the government can work in concert to shape a narrative and dehumanize victims.
Hurricane Harvey flooded one-third of Houston and displaced more then 30,000 people in the region.
After disasters, communities often push to rebuild as quickly as possible. A public health expert says they should aim higher and fix problems that exist pre-storm.
Because of Hurricane Harvey, refineries and other facilities released 2,000 tons of pollutants.
AP Photo/LM Otero
An analysis of air pollutants from Texas shows how significant – and largely underregulated – the category of 'excess' emissions is across the US.
A motorist drives through “nuisance flooding” in Charleston, SC, Oct. 1, 2015.
AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton
Climate change is raising global sea levels. Now research shows that 'hot spots' where seas rise another 4 to 5 inches in five years can occur along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, further magnifying floods.
Being one of a series of disasters made relief in Puerto Rico harder to come by after Hurricane Maria.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
Charitable giving and government aid can shortchange disasters that follow other disasters.
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort traveled to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Ernest R. Scott/U.S. Air Force/Handout via Reuters
The military can make a big difference right away but humanitarian deployments should generally be rare and brief.
Immokalee, Florida sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Irma.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
The bills now pending in Congress won't do what it will take.
Hurricane Irma caused major damage to Naples and other Florida cities.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Irma is admirable. Doing some homework might make your contributions go farther.
Soil has many secrets: technology can help reveal its mysteries.
Mapping the soil with open source application is vital to understanding how to protect it.