Installing smart meters saves energy and creates jobs.
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It's often more effective, cheaper and less controversial than other efforts to confront climate change.
Numerous data show black students are kicked out of school at disproportionate rates.
A grassroots movement to end racial disparities in schoolhouse discipline is beginning to take root throughout the nation and winning important victories at the local level. Can it sustain the effort?
Waves from a 2012 superstorm crash into a seawall and buildings along the coast near Boston Harbor.
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As the expected costs of climate change grow, cities are on the frontlines of adapting to sea level rise and more intense storms – and finding ways to pay for it.
Los Angeles County women’s jail in Lynwood, California.
A new public opinion survey reveals Americans largely agree on sentencing reform, and how money spent on prisons could be reinvested in communities.
The porn industry has long placed an emphasis on young girls.
A little-noticed court ruling represents the biggest setback for opponents of child porn in decades.
The reliability of a new guideline for the management of chronic hepatitis C is questionable, given the financial conflicts of interest documented by its authors.
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.
Despite alarming news, retirees can still rely on their retirement nest eggs.
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?
Stormy Daniels is the rare ‘porn star’ to find success. She was even briefly a Senate contender in 2009.
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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.
Research suggests long-term academic gains for children when they attend programs where their preschool teachers hold a bachelor’s degree.
Are preschool teachers with college degrees better at their jobs?
Voodoo doll or an illustration of the Republican tax plan on income inequality?
Supply-side economics is the intellectual backbone of the argument that tax cuts for the wealthy will boost business investment, wages and growth. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Members of Patriotic Millionaires, whose privileged members advocate for higher taxes on the rich, met with lawmakers in this 2015 photo to discuss legislation to close the carried interest loophole.
When the wealthy become unlikely allies in the fight against inequality, they often take similar steps. It all starts with acknowledging their own privileges.
President Jacob Zuma at the opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament.
The clash over South Africa's Traditional Courts Bill is essentially about custom and constitutionalism. The government is often seen as pandering to traditional leaders' whims.
President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office for the last time.
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The Trump administration has been trashing Obama's economic legacy lately as it pursues a drastic change of course, but the facts tell a different story.
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If police officers are sent to museums to train observational skills, shouldn't literary texts be used to teach empathy?
Will Congress take the handoff from the Fed?
Although the economy added jobs for a 72nd month – the longest streak since WWII – growth remains sluggish. Two economists argue it's up to lawmakers and the next president to pick up the slack.
University students and supporters of the peace deal protest during a rally in Bogotá, Colombia.
Few Colombians who have been displaced by violence voted on the peace deal from abroad. An expert in conflict resolution explains why their voices must be part of the peace process.
Migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border earlier this year: Is there a better way to deal with seemingly intractable problems?
Our institutions are not solving the world's wicked problems, such as the refugee crisis and climate change. Can sustainable coffee – a bottoms-up, modular approach – provide clues to a better way?
The U.S. could do with a shot in the arm too.
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Although the Fed delayed raising rates this month, it has signaled it intends to wean the U.S. economy off its unprecedented monetary stimulus. Now the question is whether Congress will take the handoff.
Unlike clownfish (Nemo), Pacific blue tang fish (Dory) cannot be bred in captivity.
The release of the movie 'Finding Dory' comes with renewed calls to leave fish in reefs – a good idea in this case – but catching some ornamental fish can have a positive impact on reef communities.
Hillary Clinton celebrates her nomination.
Political scientists from Texas A&M, UMass Boston and Emory University react to Tuesday’s big milestone for women in American politics.