Billboards spreading misinformation on the risks of vaccination have popped up around American cities. A bioethicist explains why decisions not to vaccinate children are indefensible.
The attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and the sending of pipe bombs to critics of the current administration are examples of the increase in the violence on the margins of the right.
A few musicians metaphorically took to the streets. But most fled for cover.
In the 'World Climate' simulation, people play delegates to UN climate negotiations and work to strike an agreement that meets global climate goals. Playing it has made thousands want to take action.
A new public opinion survey reveals Americans largely agree on sentencing reform, and how money spent on prisons could be reinvested in communities.
Anita Hill charged in 1991 that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. He was still confirmed. Now, another nominee faces sexual assault allegations. Have times changed?
Taking millions of gallons of water permanently out of the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought would surely start an interstate fight.
A little-noticed court ruling represents the biggest setback for opponents of child porn in decades.
More than 6 million US citizens can't vote because they've been convicted of a felony. But states are beginning to change their laws. Will it make a difference?
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?
An autoimmune disease called vitiligo causes white spots to appear on the body, in some cases completely erasing an individual's pigmentation. But a new therapy is on the horizon.
In the run up to the Global Hepatitis Summit 2018, new guidelines for the management of hepatitis C should come under scrutiny – for financial conflict of interest and quality of evidence.
For 30 years, it’s been the best-selling vehicle in the US.
Social Security will have to dip into its trust fund to pay benefits this year for the first time since 1982. Should we be worried?
Depression can have a profound impact on mothers and their children. But women often have no idea that they have depression – nor do their medical providers.
The little-known Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer spacecraft was like a Geiger counter for the universe, listening to black holes and zombie stars.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
The accounts of survivors of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge show how they were able to find justice and healing by breaking their silence and speaking on behalf of those who were killed.
Stephanie Clifford may be a 'porn star,' but her success is hardly typical of the vast majority of performers affected by the seismic changes in the industry.
Just seven countries worldwide regularly execute people for drug crimes, most of them authoritarian regimes. Nothing suggests that this brutal policy actually curbs drug use.