Discrimination creates gaps in care between white and black men.
White men hold more racial bias toward blacks than white women do, and this harms blacks' health in significant ways. It not only can lead to some diseases but also impedes treatment.
In 2016, nearly 10 percent of American kids were living in three-generation households, like this one in Detroit, Michigan.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Over the past 20 years, the number of American households that have grandparents, their kids and their grandkids living under the same roof has nearly doubled.
Social media misinformation rose significantly before the 2016 presidential election.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.
Sharing about tragedy online can help people feel less alone.
How do women decide whether – and what – to say about their pregnancy loss experiences on social media?
A significant number of transgender and non-binary people report discrimination when seeking medical and social services.
Outed. Denied care. Openly harassed. These are just a few of the experiences reported by American transgender and non-binary individuals when seeking medical care or social services.
Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry checks out a wind turbine.
AP Photo/LM Otero
There are some good explanations for the mismatch between regional support for climate action and the areas where renewable energy is making the biggest inroads.
Damage from Hurricane Michael and other storms may lead to higher insurance premiums.
Convincing people to see and appreciate the threats posed by climate change is one of the great challenges of our day. Insurers may be able to succeed where scientists and educators have failed.
Monitoring sewage for virus allows for a quick public health response if any polio is detected.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Polio can be circulating through a community long before anyone is paralyzed. Monitoring sewage for the virus lets public health officials short-circuit this 'silent transmission.'
Election workers unload a bag of ballots brought in a from a polling precinct to the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office in Sacramento, California.
There are different ballots, voting machines, registration and eligibility requirements and procedures for counting votes across the country. That's a recipe for occasional confusion and miscounts.
William Nordhaus argues markets can help curb climate change.
AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
William Nordhaus showed that the market offers the best chance for preventing global catastrophe form climate change.
A Michigan township collects votes in 2016.
How do you know whether to trust a poll? Look carefully at how it was conducted – and examine your own biases.
A traumatic memory can be near impossible to shake.
Two neural systems record traumatic memories, meaning they can be remembered in both conscious and unconscious ways.
Barbed wire surrounds the the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
Letting it rain.
Paying these CEOs more when oil prices rise means they're rewarded for having good luck.
Students at Hampton University celebrate at graduation on May 9. 2010. Studies suggest, however, that the benefits African American students accrue from education will be fewer than those of whites.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Many in the US believe that all people can gain riches and education simply by working hard. Here's why that is not true for those have been denied rights and privileges for generations.
Elon Musk changed his mind about privatizing Tesla.
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma
The history of leveraged buyouts suggest Musk was smart to heed the advice of investors and nip his plan to take Tesla private in the bud.
Genetic data holds a wealth of health information.
There is a need for genetic services in low and middle-income countries.
Hari Peringatan Nasional Belanda, 4 Mei 2014.
Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei, Jasper Juinen
Mengapa Belanda tidak mengakui kemerdekaan Indonesia pada 17 Agustus 1945, tapi pada 1949?
Dutch Memorial Day commemorated in Amsterdam, May 4, 2014.
Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei, Jasper Juinen
As the anniversary of Indonesian independence from the Netherlands approaches, a close look reveals how Dutch policy divides people along racial lines and ignores the Indonesian dead in that war.
Donnie Cárdenas, en la cama, espera con su compañero de cuarto Torrey Jewett en el Palomar Medical Center en Escondido, California, el 10 de enero de 2018. Cárdenas tuvo gripe.
AP Photo/Greg Bull
La gripe no solo está enfermando a millones de personas este año. Está causando miedo y, junto con eso, mucha confusión. ¿Debería vacunarme contra la gripe? ¿Debo ver al doctor? Un experto aconseja.