Billionaire Warren Buffett says he drinks five Cokes a day.
AP Photo/Nati Harnik
There's an assumption that the poor eat more unhealthy fast food because it's relatively cheap, leading some governments to try limit their access. Two researchers tested that assumption.
Some minorities are less likely to think that their college dreams could become a reality.
AP Photo/Tim Boyd
While most Americans do aspire to higher education, college is not a reality for many. But why is the gap between hopes and reality larger for some? And how can we strive for equity?
Advocating for facts and evidence at the March for Science in California earlier this year.
Scientists typically stay out of public policy debates, but an academic makes the case that they need to push back against politicians who distort research.
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu
India, the world's fourth-largest carbon emitter, long resisted calls to fight climate change. Now it is investing heavily in clean energy and expects to meet its Paris climate accord target early.
Inmates at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California in 2011.
The University of Michigan's Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Heather Ann Thompson explains why Americans must demand better access to the nation's prisons.
On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will leave the Paris climate accord.
A panel of academics and scientists explain the damages to the Earth, the economy and US moral standing in the world by Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate accord.
The Sex Pistols perform in Memphis, Tennessee during their 1978 American tour.
Banned from the BBC, denied its rightful place on the charts, 'God Save the Queen' – released 40 years ago this month – remains one of the most controversial protest songs of all time.
Heavy gray smog blankets northeastern China, including Beijing and Tianjin, on Dec. 18, 2016 during a five-day air pollution ‘red alert.’
NASA Earth Observatory
New research shows that importing goods from low-wage countries has helped US manufacturers shift production to less-polluting industries, produce less waste and spend less on pollution control.
A new study shows that adding an energy drink to alcohol increases risk-taking among young people – but the effect is imagined rather than real.
Le mélange alcool et boisson énergisante lève les inhibitions, selon une nouvelle étude française. Un effet qui ne serait pas physiologique mais fantasmé.
Une nouvelle étude française montre qu’ajouter une boisson énergisante à l’alcool augmente la prise de risques chez les jeunes. Surprise : l’effet désinhibant n’est pas réel, mais fantasmé !
Being president of France won't be easy for Emmanuel Macron. Without the support of an established political party, his legislative agenda may go nowhere fast.
Hog feeding operation near Tribune, Kansas.
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
Large livestock farms, known as CAFOs, have polluted air and water in many communities. A recent court decision will force CAFOs to report their air emissions from manure and other sources.
An alternate choice for unlocking a smartphone.
Lydia Kraus et al., 'On the Use of Emojis in Mobile Authentication,' 2017.
Useful for expressing moods, emotions and nuances in messages, emojis could have another use: as your next smartphone password.
ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.
AP Photo/Jessica Hill
In sports media – as in sports – no one is invincible.
The EPA’s effort to remove lead from gasoline saved a lot of infant lives.
Kimberly White KW/DH via Reuters
An extensive amount of research has shown a direct link between air quality and fetal and infant health. Cleaner air has saved lives – and money.
Public goods come in many forms, from highways to magnificent mountains.
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The U.S. owes much of its prosperity to investment in public goods like highways, parks and schools. Trump's budget poses a threat to these goods, which have already been on the decline.
Popular candidates for the 2017 presidential election (from left): Fillon, Macron, Melenchon, Le Pen and Hamon get ready to debate on March 20, 2017.
Get up to speed before the first round of voting on April 23.
A suitable disposition helps the medicine go down.
Cropped from charlesonflickr/flickr
Just about everyone wants medical care, but some want it a lot more. We discovered a personality trait that explains why it's hard to improve health care outcomes and costs.
The areas in red indicate where Netflix has cultivated subscribers.
Netflix has seamlessly adapted to new technologies and disrupted existing business models. But unlike traditional media enterprises, Netflix has never tried to attract a mass audience.
Double standards about sexual activity not only make life difficult, but they also complicate STD research. As we observe STD Awareness Month, it's good to think about how to get to the truth.