New special savings and investment accounts could help pave the way to college for America’s poor and middle class.
Children's savings account programs are springing up around the country. A researcher says these special accounts could help pave the way to college for America's poor.
At least one economist worries we’ll be mostly poorer.
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We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
There are signs that non-rich Americans are growing less tolerant of tax cuts that mainly boost the wealthy’s bottom line.
Historically, wishful thinking has blunted pushback.
A protest against fossil fuels at a coal mine in 2016.
An analysis of media coverage provides lessons for how to move the climate debate forward and other highly polarized issues.
Attention is being placed on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, but sexual assault occurs in intimate relationships, too. Often, the causes are the same – a desire for power.
Disney has announced that it will be launching its own streaming service for its central brands, and another one for live sports.
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Disney recently announced a forthcoming streaming service, leading some to wonder if the company is gearing up for a battle with Netflix. But not all streaming services are locked in a death match.
Protesters voice their disapproval of the Republican tax bill on Capitol Hill.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Far from dispelling the notion among Americans that the system is 'rigged' against them, Republican tax plans are more likely to make matters worse.
How much can your cellphone reveal about where you go?
Should police be able to use cellphone records to track suspects – and law-abiding citizens?
Transportation is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases by sector. Converting the U.S. fleet to cleaner electric vehicles would likely take decades.
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What if the world really got serious about meeting global climate goals? Doing the math on current emissions and the pace of energy transitions shows how quickly fossil fuels need to be phased out.
Health insurance impacts decisions about contraception, marriage and more.
Once young women could access health insurance through their parents, they seemed to make very different decisions about contraception, abortion and marriage.
Rajoy leaves the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on Oct. 25, 2017.
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Why the Spanish Prime Minister keeps choosing a strategy of confrontation.
When everyone’s out of a job, will workers unite?
As artificial intelligence technology becomes more capable, it threatens more types of jobs – like lawyers, bureaucrats and managers. What social upheaval will happen if those people can't find work?
Pilihan alternatif untuk membuka telepon seluler.
Lydia Kraus et al., 'On the Use of Emojis in Mobile Authentication,' 2017.
Berguna untuk mengekspresikan suasana hati, emosi, dan nuansa dalam pesan, emoji bisa digunakan untuk yang lainnya, misalnya untuk 'passcode' ponsel cerdas Anda.
Most people don’t know what they’re agreeing to.
Consumers can't read, understand or use information in companies' privacy policies. So they end up less informed and less protected than they'd like to be. New research shows a better way.
Cryo-electron microscopy resolution continues to improve.
Veronica Falconieri, Sriram Subramaniam, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to three scientists who revolutionized biochemistry by inventing a technology that can image the molecules of life without destroying them.
Rhesus monkeys on Cayo Santiago.
Puerto Rico's Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.
Women carry goods across a makeshift bridge in the Ilaje slum in Lagos. Widening inequality is fuelling tensions across Nigeria.
Protests are raising tensions in Africa's most populous country, with agitators and federal troops clashing on the streets. But is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?
Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime.
Astronauts traveling to Mars and beyond would face serious psychological challenges. A well-designed media program – based on an old-fashioned schedule – might help make life at least a bit easier.
Anti-government protesters march in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Sept. 20, 2017.
What happens when outsiders step in with good intentions? As the crisis in Guatemala shows, it's complicated.
Wealthy and healthy.
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.