Strong enough to do the job.
The 10,300 women serving in fire departments across the US face ill-fitting gear, hostility and sexism. But in the end, they say, people "don't care you're a woman when their house is on fire.'
Former FBI Director James Comey.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Here are three lessons that former FBI Director James Comey, took from the 20th-century American Christian philosopher, Reinhold Niebuhr.
Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
A lithograph by French caricaturist J. J. Grandville depicts the torture of too much noise.
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Is noise the real monster? Or is it our own intolerance of unwanted sounds?
Mushrooms for many are just an addition to a slice of pizza, but the fungi are now gaining a reputation for their nutrients.
Mushrooms, long popular on pizza and in cooking, are getting more attention for their health benefits. Here are some reasons you might want to add them to your grocery list and not just your pizza.
The nation has struggled with school integration since school segregation was outlawed in 1954.
Some communities are seeking to secede from larger school districts to form their own school districts in the name of 'local control.' But court rulings find race is often at play.
Caster Semenya celebrates winning the women’s 800m at the Rio Olympics.
A new policy may spell the end of Caster Semenya's illustrious running career.
The ISS sees us on Earth, but look up at night and you may see it, too.
A couple thousand satellites are orbiting Earth right now. Under the right conditions, your naked eye can spot these human-made objects in the night sky.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. displays the poster to be used during his Poor People’s Campaign in 1968.
AP Photo/Horace Cort
King argued for a national guaranteed income that would keep people out of poverty. Fifty years later, the Poor People's Campaign still resonates.
Quitter Facebook, mission impossible ?
Les outils interactifs de Facebook offrent tant de gratifications qu’il est très compliqué de s’en détacher.
Your finger may hover, but it’s hard get rid of it once and for all.
Social media provide shortcuts to things we yearn for, like connection and validation. Media effects scholars explain the psychological benefits we get from Facebook that make it so hard to quit.
Democrat Conor Lamb celebrates in Pennsylvania’s 18th, long considered a GOP stronghold.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
The winner of the special election will only serve for eight months, so what's the big deal?
North Carolina fans react while watching the Tar Heels play in the 2009 Final Four.
Binge drinking rises during March Madness among male college students who attend schools that made it to the men's basketball tournament. Researchers take a deeper look at the reasons why.
Purdue Global is the name of a new online education venture that involves Purdue and Kaplan universities.
A deal that allows Kaplan University to shed its for-profit status and join Purdue University may represent a new way for troubled for-profit colleges to survive.
In the Randilen Wildlife Management Area. higher densities of giraffes and dik-diks were found.
A new study found that community-based wildlife conservation can quickly result in clear ecological success.
Will structures like the Gangneung Ice Arena be worth the investment once the games wrap up?
AP Photo/Felipe Dana
South Korea's lofty vision of transforming the region into a winter sports hub may be pipe dream.
A naturalization ceremony, in December 2015.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
The Department of Justice wants to add a citizenship question to the next census. That could mess up the Census Bureau's data and damage public trust in the system.
A lack of federal funds stymies gun violence researchers.
Alan English CPA
Research is the foundation for evidence-based policies. But because of funding prohibitions, there's little US research to inform the contentious debate around gun violence and gun control.
Media portrayals of mass murderers may do more harm than good.
When mass shootings take place, the media rush to publish details on the suspect's background. But is that approach one that does more harm than good?
Covered statue of Stonewall Jackson in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The US has yet to fully undergo a process of truth and reconciliation.