Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.
Alarm arose when news spread that Ebola cases had been found in Uganda. Here are the real reasons for concern.
The contested law also defines the jurisdiction of traditional leaders in terms of territory. But traditional community boundaries are actually set by personal relationships.
Ensuring meaningful participation of women in the transitional government can be a first step toward achieving gender equality in a future Sudan.
Stressing out about potentially losing benefits can prolong financial instability. Solving this problem will help low-paid workers and everyone else.
Approximately 25% of women – representing all races and backgrounds – will undergo an abortion before the age of 45.
American cities are getting more diverse, but neighbors of different races don't necessarily socialize with each other. A sociologist in North Carolina discovered one surprising reason why.
Apps these days allow parents to track their children. An expert explains, why these technologies should be a reason for worry if you are a parent,
How can a community decide the direction it should go, if its members cannot even agree on where they are? Two political scientists say the growing phenomenon of dueling facts threatens democracy.
How do you train space engineers? You enable college students to build mini satellites, called CubeSats, launch them into space and help them collect the data.
Measles cases in the US have reached their highest in 25 years. A bioethicist argues why parents opposed to vaccination are not just wrong about the science, but about the morals.
Two management experts devised a new way to predict whether your job is likely to get stolen by a robot – and what you can do about it.
Rwanda has overcome its past to become a development miracle but if it's not careful, history could repeat itself.
China is funding global infrastructure projects to expand its influence and capacity for economic growth.
Thirty-seven-year-old Nayib Bukele is the first modern president who doesn't represent either of El Salvador's two mainstream parties. Can he fix what ails this troubled Central American country?
The public was shocked by the blackface image on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page. But if blackface is now taboo, there was a time when it played a big role in American culture.
It's often more effective, cheaper and less controversial than other efforts to confront climate change.
Since 1982, presidents have invited special guests to the State of the Union who they believe embody values around which the nation can rally.
When you think of viruses, you might think of the horrible illnesses they cause, like flu or Ebola. But now researchers are learning how to use the unique traits of viruses to treat disease.
President López Obrador campaigned on some outside-the-box ideas to 'pacify' Mexico after 12 years of extreme violence. But so far his government has emphasized traditional law-and-order policies.