Is this all there is left in the Social Security trust fund?
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Some presidential candidates have compared Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Kasich, Bush, Rubio, Trump, Carson, Cruz, Fiorina and Paul before the debate held by Fox Business Network, November 10 2015.
Two political scholars evaluate the fourth GOP debate. This round was more about the issues, and less about the moderators.
German Theologian Jürgen Moltmann at the graduation of condemned Georgia inmate Kelly Gissendaner. She was executed in September 2015.
Americans' religious beliefs have made them more tolerant of capital punishment. Some may even see it as holy.
In a 2005 production of Hamlet, director Haris Pasovic portrayed Hamlet as a Muslim prince at the Ottoman court.
For whatever reason, objections don't seem to crop up when directors tinker with the setting, costumes and conceptualizations of Shakespeare's plays.
Take your spinach, Popeye. Fortified flour can deliver more of the iron we need.
In a World Series of nutrition, don't leave iron on the bench. Fortifying flour can prevent the iron deficiency anemia that affects hundreds of millions of women and children globally.
Will adding a few feet help deter someone seeking a better life?
Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina boast that their business experience would make them excellent presidents, yet their immigration policies fall short of the lessons from Business 101.
Bernie and Hillary agree: enough with the emails already.
All the candidates make the most of social networks to rake in cash.
Minneapolis learned the tragic consequences of crumbling infrastructure in 2007.
Our roads, bridges and schools are in dire need of aid, and the economic benefits of investment far outweigh the financial costs.
Candles outside the Medecins sans Frontieres HQ in Geneva
Bombing a hospital and killing doctors and wounded or sick persons may seem to be an obvious war crime. But the reality of both the law and the facts is significantly more complicated.
1964 poster: ‘Prevent Malaria and Take Care of People’s Health.’
Painted by Wu Hao 吴昊
The 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine went partly for research done during the Chinese Cultural Revolution based on traditional Chinese medicine. Here's the story of Project 523.
Unlike science fiction films featuring grotesque aliens and faraway galaxies, Ridley Scott’s The Martian depicts a sci-fi space mission that could soon be science fact.
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NASA has set a target date of 2030 for a manned mission to Mars. With no real scientific breakthroughs needed, success depends on developing the proper technology.
How much can corporate culture explain VW’s deception?
Volkswagen's emissions deception and a case of alleged price-gouging around pharmaceuticals are part of a troubling trend of businesspeople who operate with little regard for ethics.
Is normal behavior being pathologized?
Autism has gone from a rare disorder to one that affects one in 68 children in a few decades.
A baobab in Tete Province, Mozambique.
Why are African baobab trees found in India? Genetic research is starting to shed light on the answer.
Her hands may be folded, but Janet Yellen is far from inactive.
The Fed decided to hold its key interest rate at about zero, but that doesn't mean it did nothing.
GOP candidate Carly Fiorina gave a feisty performance at Wednesday’s debate.
Carly Fiorina was the only newcomer on the main debate stage Wednesday night. Having battled her way into prime time, did she manage to stand out?
Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s rates balancing act would be easier if the government got in the game.
The more important question is when the federal government will get in the game and help support the economy.
Running the economy is a bit like running a race…
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My buddy is training for his third Chicago Marathon. I’m preparing for a 10K mud-run. He’s really fit and a family nurse practitioner, so I seek his advice on how to get in shape and what to eat. His advice…
Kent Brantly at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, August 21 2014.
A year ago, Dr Kent Brantly became the first person treated for Ebola in the US. The director of Emory University's Serious Communicable Disease Unit looks back at we have – and haven't – learned.
The stage is set for the Republican debate.
Academics from around the US react to the Fox News debate.