Engineers know how and where to build to minimize earthquake damage. But laws don't always reflect that wisdom. A new study suggests it's because of a mismatch between risk perceptions and reality.
The influence of Notre Dame Cathedral extended into every part of the life of Paris. The cathedral school was the training ground for medieval thinkers and the place of birth of the first university.
States may have passed these laws with the aim of reducing turnout. But new evidence suggests that they have a minimal or nonexistent effect.
To reach the highest rungs of power, a new study shows, it really helps if your dad was president.
With all the drama between Trump and Kim, it’s easy to forget that the US is not the only nation involved in denuclearizing North Korea. China is hugely influential — but it's not clear quite how.
Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
Researchers' views depend in part on what technology is (or will be) capable of – and in part on what consciousness actually is.
Giving rural residents the option of using broadband access isn't enough to boost their community involvement. To really improve civic engagement, rural dwellers need to use the internet.
States have been using tax breaks and other incentives like the kind Trump dangled before Carrier for years. There's little evidence they work, and in fact they may lead to widening inequality.
Only 55 percent of people living in rural areas have access to the speeds that currently qualify as broadband, while 94 percent of the urban population does.
Using a new model that considers state-by-state polling, statisticians from Oklahoma State look at who would win the presidential election if it were held today.
Simply by voting in a church, you're more likely to support a conservative cause or candidate.
Beards are in. So why aren't politicians following suit?
Fox News is using polling to justify their picks for the GOP debate, but the way they averaged those polls was a little fast and loose.
Picking 10 top GOP candidates from five national polls isn't as easy as Fox News wants you to believe. Here are some ways it could – and probably is – going wrong.
Research suggests that helping low-income households access the internet with broadband connections could bolster job and economic growth.