Ohio Democratic candidate Danny O'Connor, left, and Republican candidate Troy Balderson.
AP Photo/John Minchillo (left)/Jay LaPrete (right)
A nail-biting race in what was thought to be a safe seat for Republicans in Ohio's 12th Congressional District is a troubling sign for the party in November.
Si el periódico habla de la infancia difícil de un criminal, es probable que este sea blanco.
En EEUU es 95 por ciento más probable que a un tirador blanco se le atribuya sus crímenes a 'trastornos mentales' que a un agresor negro que comete el mismo delito.
Racial minorities face profiling on campus.
An incident in which a Smith College employee called police on a black student who 'seemed out of place' is just the latest in a string of cases of racial 'profiling by proxy,' three scholars argue.
An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes.
Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
Cycling can be more dangerous than it looks.
AP Photo/Kevin Clifford
The warm summer months encourage more of us to get outside and exercise, whether by shooting hoops or riding a bike. But there's a downside: higher risk of injury.
Women pose for pictures in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral at the Red Square in Moscow.
The number of Russians who said they 'really' or 'rather' like Trump significantly increased from 10 percent to 14 percent.
If a news report mentions a shooter’s tough childhood, chances are he’s white.
White shooters are nearly 95 percent more likely to have their crimes attributed to mental illness than black shooters.
How much would you pay to make this disappear?
Emilian Robert Vicol
What would you pay to keep trash off your favorite beach, or pollution away from a national park? Economists can tease these values out of our travel choices and use the numbers to help make policy.
The endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep.
As attempts to water down the Endangered Species Act have accelerated, public support for the act has stayed high. Then why do politicians keep trying to weaken the act?
College campuses can be unwelcoming environments for racial minorities.
A longstanding view of minorities as outsiders contributes to negative encounters with campus police. A researcher argues how greater empathy can lessen the urge to call the police in the first place.
People walk on Leningradskaya street in Samara, Russia, 2017.
For example, 77 percent of Russians see Trump as 'self-centered.'
Is the scale telling the truth?
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
Charities should not make amassing more and more money their top priority.
When organizations dedicated to doing good make money their top priority, they get into trouble.
John Adams believed the fourth of July should be filled with ‘illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.’
AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez
An economist explores data on injuries, which states ban fireworks and other interesting stats on what President John Adams referred to as 'illuminations.'
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day …
You might think you've made your day more efficient – but it can actually affect what you accomplish during your unstructured time.
Give it a try during your next movie night.
Things and experiences that once seemed so enjoyable usually grow dull over time, something known as hedonic adaptation. Chopsticks offer one way to get some of that pleasure back.
Though criticized as outdated, college majors still serve a vital function, a scholar argues.
Though some have suggested that college majors should be scrapped, a higher education scholar warns that getting rid of college majors may create more problems than it solves.
Santa Fe High School graduates bow their heads in prayer during a service Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas.
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The Santa Fe High School shooting underscores the need for an educational approach to school violence and to examine how students deal with the 'status tournament of adolescence.'
It’s not clear if Malaysia’s anti-fake news campaign is backed by behavioral science too.
AP Photo/Vincent Thian
Many are wondering what Facebook, Twitter and even the government can do to stop the spread of fake news. Behavioral science has an answer: the Pro-Truth Pledge.
The U.K., where sports gambling is legal, provides a good source of data for the likely impact in the U.S.
Reuters/Andrew Boyers Livepic
Many states are pondering making gambling on sports legal after the US Supreme Court overturned a federal ban. But is the industry really worth as much as some say it is?