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.
A hit from Malcom Jenkins sidelined the Patriots’ Brandin Cooks for the night.
AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
What happened after Brandin Cooks took a massive blow during Super Bowl LII helps explain why NFL's concussion crisis isn't killing the sport's popularity.
The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse houses the FISA court.
AP Photo/ Evan Vucci
No probable cause, no public records – this is not a typical criminal court.
Trump with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Dec. 15, 2017.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
The FBI has long fed Congress secret intel. Trump and Nunes' fight to release classified information may turn this dynamic on its head.
An 1894 cartoon by Frederick Burr Opper criticizes American newspapers’ elasticity with the truth.
Library of Congress
The practice of calling attention to false stories – with actual fakers then levying the charge on their accusers – dates back to battles between progressive reformers and corporate media outlets.
Cassava leaves at a market in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Technology is changing how plant diseases are recognised and dealt with by small scale farmers in Africa.
Students in New York City prep for the SAT in 2016 at a Kaplan Test Prep center.
Although proponents of making the SAT optional hoped it would expand college access for low-income and minority students, research shows that hasn't happened.
Bullet Club wrestlers, from left to right, Nick Jackson, Adam ‘Hangman’ Page and Matt Jackson are at the forefront of an indie wrestling boom.
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Could the WWE's grip on professional wrestling be weakening?
Apple’s expertise isn’t in operating theme parks.
Acquiring companies that don't complement the main business went out of fashion more than a decade ago.
A protestor holds a sign with a quote from civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at the South Carolina Statehouse.
AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins
King led one of the most successful resistance movements in American history. A scholar explains King's strategies in resistance.
The word ‘gerrymandering’ comes from the name of Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts governor in the 1800s.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Judges in North Carolina just threw out the state's congressional district map. The decision could have major implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering across the US.