The financial impact of Hurricane Katrina on individual lives has been little studied until now.
Researchers examined credit data on the victims of Hurricane Katrina to understand how the disaster affected their personal finances, revealing important lessons for those hurt by Harvey.
A photograph of Penn Station’s interior from the 1930s.
We asked five architecture experts to name one building or structure they wish had been preserved, but couldn't resist the tides of decay, development and discrimination.
As more and more seniors need care, their budgets will be strained. As a result, they may rely on Medicaid.
Medicaid, a state-federal entitlement program that people associate only with the poor, pays for care for more than six in 10 nursing home residents. That could be you, or someone you love.
There’s still a way to go from editing single-cell embryos to a full-term ‘designer baby.’
The news may have come as a surprise, but it probably shouldn't have. A bioethics expert walks through how big a deal this announcement is – and what we should be considering now.
A scene from ‘Dunkirk,’ a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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Moviegoers get a hint of why Dunkirk stayed with those who lived through it, but an online archive of survivors' stories offers more depth.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, shown here in June, 2017, is the architect of the new version of the Senate health care bill released today.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Republicans have had a hard time dismantling the Affordable Care Act, despite their promises. That could be because they are operating under certain beliefs about health care that are not accurate.
Andrew Wyeth stands by a creek on his Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania property in 1964.
AP Photo/Bill Ingraham
His rise was just as swift as his fall. To mark the painter's 100th birthday, an art historian explores the forces – cultural, political and personal – that created a polarizing legacy.
‘Damenkneipe,’ or ‘Ladies’ Saloon,’ painted by Rudolf Schlichter in 1923. In 1937, many of his paintings were destroyed by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art.’
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
This is what a marijuana plant, growing legally in Colorado, looks like.
The federal government outlaws marijuana, but many states are legalizing it. Coupled with the growing number of cannabis-related patents, the potential for court battles is dizzying.
The first iPhone was more a hand-held computer than anything else.
AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek
The iPhone changed the game not because of the technical details of the device, but rather as a result of its creators' imagination and courage.
Digitized strand of DNA.
Genetic testing is revealing important information about disease risks, and consumers can now pay for a test to know their risk. They might be better off if their doctors considered these risks, too.
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Leaking classified information violates the law. But it doesn't mean that people are abandoning their ethics.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders at the Capitol on June 6, 2017.
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Senate Republicans have been trying to find a way to get enough votes to repeal Obamacare. Here's how their delay could lead to a result they did not expect – more Medicaid.
OK, I’ve got this….
Feel like something will be easy to remember? Your prediction may be influenced by how clearly the information was presented in the first place.
AIDS activists stage a ‘die-in’ in 1992 in Houston about lack of funding for AIDS research under President George H.W. Bush.
New treatments and prevention programs have inhibited the spread of HIV/AIDS since June 5, 1981, when the CDC first reported what would become HIV. Here's why it's important not to cut funding now.
An illustrated look inside.
The U.S. is considering expanding a ban it imposed in March on several Middle Eastern countries to all flights from Europe. A close look suggests the meager benefits just aren't worth the high costs.
Banners on the campus of Kent State University commemorating the anniversary of the May 4 shootings.
AP Photo/Jeff Glidden
The May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State still loom large in our national conscience. What do these events tell us about the role of the university in today's climate of student protest?
Two swing votes: Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Greg Waldon (R-Ore.), after striking a deal with Pres. Trump on the heath care bill.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo
Even Pres. Trump said he had no idea that health insurance can be so complicated.
Part of the reason is that it's not something we really want to buy – and not something we want to buy for others.
Stained glass window depicting a heretic in the Cathedral of Saint Rumbold in Mechelen, Belgium.
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A recent case of comedian Stephen Fry being accused of blasphemy is a reminder that blasphemy laws are not unique to the Muslim world.
Is there a geometry lesson hidden in ‘The Last Supper’?
Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different. But a trip through history – from an Islamic palace to Pollock's paintings – proves the parallels between the two can be uncanny.