Bullying leads to both short-term and long-term adverse consequences.
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Children who are bullied are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety. They are also more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide.
California elementary school teacher doing shared reading.
When you read to children, they develop abilities to express emotions through language.
Little brown bat found in western Washington in March 2016. The fungus damaged the bat’s wings, making it unable to fly.
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More bad news for America's beleaguered bats as white nose syndrome spreads to the West Coast. A wildlife biologist explains why this change has the bat community so worried.
What’s in that baby cereal?
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While we've known about the acute toxicity of arsenic for a long time, the health effects of low levels of arsenic in food and water are less well understood.
Time to make room for a new face.
The announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the first woman on U.S. currency in more than a century recalls the history of female – and African-American – portrayals on money.
The IRS is friendlier than you think.
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Million of taxpayers receive notices from the IRS about unpaid tax debts. Believe it or not, the agency understands.
The Boss canceled a concert in North Carolina.
Georgia State law scholar looks to the Constitution for limits.
Anti-bullying laws can both help and hurt students.
All states have anti-bullying laws in place. Here's why they don't work.
Safety issues on dorms are often not discussed.
April is sexual assault awareness and prevention month. It also is the month many young people make final college choices. Here's what you need to know.
The anti-TPP movement got a boost from Trump.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of President Obama's biggest accomplishments of his second term. Can it survive the anti-trade tide in the race to replace him?
Who’s in charge once your biological material is out of your body?
Next-generation genomic research depends on study participants sharing their biological materials with scientists. But concerns over how that information is protected may hold some people back.
Condemned Row at San Quentin State Prison
For an unlucky few, an execution can mean the death of their own hopes of overturning a wrongful conviction.
A breast cancer patient undergoes radiation treatment at a hospital in Honduras in 2012.
Researchers believe that combining immunotherapy with traditional therapies such as radiation could open up new possibilities for cancer treatment.
We examine the highlights in 334 legal opinions written by Obama's pick to replace Antonin Scalia.
This “pi plate” shows some of the progress toward finding all the digits of pi.
On the occasion of Pi Day, a look at the history of calculating the actual, and increasingly exact, value of pi (π).
If they build it, will you come?
The Democrats' policy platforms address the fundamental issue of Internet haves and have-nots in the U.S. But research suggests just hooking people up to broadband won't solve the problem.
A pharmacy employee in New York looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription.
Although the medical profession must make hard choices about how to allocate care, these decisions need not and should not be shrouded in mystery.
Flags fly at half mast at the Supreme Court days after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.
A constitutional legal scholar argues that Justice Scalia's death set off a partisan fight precisely because Supreme Court justices are very much political actors, driven by values as much by law.
Chicago Police Department officers walk down Michigan Avenue during a protest of last year’s shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Reform of police departments must include a reexamination of why cops and civilians come in contact so frequently in the first place.
A sales clerk exhales vapor while smoking with a vaporizer during a wait for customers at the e-cigarette shop Henley Vaporium in New York.
Federal officials could give the FDA authority to develop e-cigarette regulations. But developing regulations that maximize their benefits and minimize their risks is harder than it looks.