President Trump’s judicial nominee Thomas Alvin Farr.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Appointing judges to lifetime terms can be among a president’s longest lasting legacies. The overwhelming majority of Trump’s nominees are conservative, white and male.
A vaccine (toxoid) against diphtheria first became available in Toronto in 1926. Thanks to the work of the Toronto Diphtheria Committee, the city was diphtheria-free by 1940.
Toronto's fight against diptheria teaches us the powerful impact of public health campaigns -- in persuading parents to vaccinate their children.
Men want to have a say in conversations about contraception – but they're worried about imposing on women's autonomy.
Soil has many secrets: technology can help reveal its mysteries.
Mapping the soil with open source application is vital to understanding how to protect it.
Just a sample of the $1.2 trillion of goods traded every month.
A new WTO trade deal is expected to provide up to $1 trillion in economic gains by eliminating bureaucracy. But that's not its most important benefit.
Horror director Wes Craven was perhaps best known for his Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream series.
His tombstone may say Craven, but the director carved a bold and memorable niche in the horror genre.
Students are moving into their dorms. How best can they learn?
Students heading back to school face a wide variety of choices in housing. Multiple studies have shown how on-campus living can enhance learning.
It’s widely thought that mandated, but unfunded, safety systems could have prevented the Philadelphia crash.
How does positive train control – safety technology that could have prevented this week's deadly Amtrak derailment – work and why is it still not on US rails?
Hordes of Jack Kennedy fans would greet the candidate during his 1960 campaign for President.
Songs no longer relay party platforms. Instead, they're used to promote "celebrity" candidates.
Race rally in Paris.
Recent events in Paris – the massacre at the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo in the 11th arrondissement and the hostage situation at a supermarket near Porte de Vincennes – committed by terrorists with…
To avoid a ‘food versus fuel’ conflict, researchers are exploring bioenergy crops optimized for biofuel.
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Over the past decade, there have numerous efforts to replace petroleum-based fuels with fuel made from plants, or biofuels. One challenge to commercializing biofuel made from non-food sources — called…
Prices of gas are approaching $2 a gallon. Does that make it a good time to raise the gas tax?
It is well known that the US has a major infrastructure problem with our national highway system. Many of our bridges are in a very poor state of repair and highway maintenance is not keeping up with needs…