For the few cases that go awry, the main problems are pre-existing medical conditions and escape attempts.
Thousands of people are suing Monsanto, claiming that its Roundup herbicide gave them cancer. A California judge has reduced the first damage award but let the verdict against Monsanto stand.
Lotteries purportedly generate money to support public education. Jackpots are getting bigger and bigger – but states don't seem to be spending any more on education.
What's your risk of dying if you cycle to work, versus the health benefits? What about walking, or driving, or catching a train? Here are the risks and benefits.
Hurricane Harvey swamped much of Houston in 2017, causing more damage than all other US hurricanes except Katrina. But now the city is authorizing construction in zones at high risk for flooding.
Cases of measles are on the rise as a cohort of unvaccinated children grows up.
A scientific question fascinates experts : under which conditions can bird flu virus be transmitted to humans by aerial particles, and what will be the consequences for those who aren’t immune?
The question is no longer how to repel all threats. Instead, it's how can we organise ourselves as a society to remain ourselves in the face of these multiple threats.
Is the impact of refugees in the host country's economy positive or negative? The real question is really quite different: can the economy really do without refugees?
Although it is unlikely to find a scenario similar to that of the major flood of 1910, France’s national flood forecasting network is closely monitoring the level of the Seine.
Weakening the institutional as well as the symbolic functioning of the rule of law has the consequence of introducing new "risks", and thus creating more insecurity.
Aviation safety has much to gain from neuroscience: studying how our brains become “deaf” to alarms allows us to adapt the pilot's flight instruments.
Outside IT projects managed without the knowledge of IT departments are on the rise. What are the risks and possible consequences?
Cyber vulnerabilities in shipping show how far the industry has to go. But proper cyber security of ships is more complex than you might initially think.
While drugs have been developed to treat HIV and AIDS, the virus can still lie dormant in the brain, increasing the risk for brain disease such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
Shipping is becoming greener, but this brings new safety challenges.
The changes could save members up to A$3 billion, but they don't tackle the problems of total disability insurance.
New research shows what type of signs are most effective at communicating safety messages in national parks - and what not to do.
In this Speed Read, a political scientist from Ohio State University ponders an ideological shift in the May 8 gubernatorial primary.
Men who take risks are more likely to eat in response to unpleasant emotions.