Nikolas Cruz, facing 17 charges of premeditated murder, appears in court.
Florida does not have a 'red flag' law that would have let police seize Nikolas Cruz's guns before he killed. But there are actions law enforcement could have taken to address his murderous impulses.
Needles used for shooting heroin and other opioids litter the ground of a Philadelphia park.
By undermining the ACA, Republicans may be taking away one of the health care system's best tools for improving the lives of those with addiction.
In the recent wave of sexual assault allegations, men tend to only appear as active perpetrators. But the landscape of sex in American culture is more nuanced.
Even though they weren't particularly interested in having sex, fear of ridicule and insecurities tugged at many of the young men the author spoke with.
Evangelicals are supporting Roy Moore despite the allegations against him. But would liberals make similar compromises?
A scholar who has interviewed hundreds of Christians across the country explains how he sees religious beliefs and values intertwining with pragmatic concerns.
How much time and energy do people spend rating, reviewing and answering surveys?
Companies may benefit when customers create content, provide feedback and do busywork once done by paid employees, but what about the customers themselves – all of us?
A Dominican immigrant cuts the hair of a customer at her New York City salon.
Seth Wenig/AP Photo
In New York City, hair salons are one of the few cultural spaces for Dominican women to bond. But they also perpetuate legacies of racism and colonialism.
The Grocon-built 77-apartment Greenwich Fairfield development in Melbourne includes ten apartments for people with disability.
Artist's impression, Grocon
The NDIS has the resources and mandate to develop a mature market that delivers suitable housing for people with high disability needs, including the more than 6,200 young people now in aged care.
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and chair of the Emerson Collective.
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
Display of Colombia’s main export countries on the “Globe of Economic Complexity” application provided by The Center for International Development (CID), Harvard University
CID, Harvard University
Can open data change the world? We looked beyond the hype to find out.
Grime Jme MC with Labour candidate Jeremy Corbyn.
Britain's shock election and its surprising result allows us to see a relay between visual media, the online world and the political one we live in.
Do people use the internet in ways that disadvantage nonwhites?
The physical world is racially segregated as a result of structural racism. A researcher examines whether similar problems exist online.
It’s a crucial cog in the your ability to perform a variety of mental tasks.
Lightspring via Shutterstock.com.
Both psychologists and neuroscientists are interested in how working memory holds on to items over brief intervals – and are investigating from different angles.
No rest for the weary in a 24/7 economy.
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Solar energy is now powering much of the world.
New research shows it only takes a few countries to kick-start the kind of global transformation required to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals.
A woman participates in a community mapping exercise in Malawi’s Chikwawa and Nsanje districts.
As climate change increases the frequency and severity of disasters in the near future, leveraging social media data, crowd-sourcing and other means of discovering the unknown will become crucial.
Young people expect that older adults actively make way for younger generations, such as by retiring.
Research demonstrates the younger generation do see the older generation as competitors but we can change this adversarial relationship in the workplace.
Children around the world are susceptible to stereotypes.
World Bank Photo Collection
For young children, how we speak is often more important than what we say. Even 'positive' generalizations can lead children to adopt negative stereotypes.
When scientists stand up, do they lose standing?
In the wake of the Flint water crisis and with a new notably anti-science president, U.S. scientists are reevaluating how to navigate the tension between speaking out and a fear of losing research funding.
Depending on old technology.
Where problems arose, voting was generally able to keep going smoothly. But those failures serve as a warning of how bad things could get if we don't replace our voting machines soon.
Data can be used to limit damage from natural disasters and to improve our lives.