Factors ranging from the timing of a book’s release to its subject matter can determine whether it will crack the vaunted list.
It's easier to make the list than you might think.
The tools on our smartphones are enabled by a huge network of mobile phone towers, Wi-Fi networks and server farms.
The energy required to power the massive, factory-sized data centres that computers rely on already consumes 5% of global electricity. And that energy load is doubling every decade.
Some police reform efforts encourage stations to hire more educated officers.
Officers with college degrees were significantly more likely to pull over drivers for less serious violations, search drivers or their vehicles and make arrests on discretionary grounds.
Canadians are up in arms about Statistics Canada’s push for their financial data. They shouldn’t be.
Statistics Canada has been tone-deaf in its push for the financial data of Canadians from banks, but that data is essential to forming good public policy.
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.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said parliament was considering further changes.
The opt-out period for the controversial My Health Record scheme is
being extended again – this time to January 31.
The Gauteng City-Region is home to a quarter of South Africa’s population.
The latest data offer a vital resource for understanding Gauteng's multi-faceted challenges.
It’s not the U.S., either.
Most researchers use the UN's Human Development Index to measure each country's progress, but that system has flaws. A new, simplified index aims to do it better.
An Oregon wildfire in August 2018.
U.S. Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Region
Communities that are majority black, Hispanic or Native American are over 50 percent more vulnerable to wildfire compared to other communities.
Social media misinformation rose significantly before the 2016 presidential election.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.
A makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue.
The shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue joins a list of more than 200 other ideologically motivated attacks by far-right extremists since 1990.
U.S. President Donald Trump announces a revamped North American free trade deal in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Oct. 1, 2018.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The USMCA, if ratified, will fundamentally alter North America’s political and economic structures, increasing American dominance over its neighbours.
The Mega Millions stakes have never been higher.
Lotteries purportedly generate money to support public education. Jackpots are getting bigger and bigger – but states don't seem to be spending any more on education.
Chicago is often invoked in political debates on crime.
What's really the most dangerous American city? The way crimes are currently counted in the US can easily confuse and mislead.
Babies born 10 miles apart could represent a life expectancy difference of almost 33 years.
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.
Staying in school improves your chances of a healthy future.
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.
With a lot not on display, museums may not even know all that’s in their vast holdings.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
A tiny percentage of museums’ natural history holdings are on display. Very little of these vast archives is digitized and available online. But museums are working to change that.
Buildings damaged by Hurricane Maria are seen in Lares, Puerto Rico, October 2017.
Thousands died after Hurricane Maria, but it did not have to be that way. Early evidence should have led the government to a much stronger response.
A Texas school’s tribute to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
The Department of Education says there were 240 school shootings during a recent school year. Another database only counts 29. How could the numbers be so different -- and who is right?
Technology and artificial intelligence are already profoundly changing how we live, work and travel. Are we ready for more profound changes?
Technology is already changing how we live our lives and go about our days. Are we ready with collaborative planning processes so we are not taken by surprise by more profound change?