International law recognizes that women and LGBTQ people face unique forms of violence that may qualify them for asylum. The US now asserts that domestic abuse is a 'private' matter.
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?
When you see a bolt of lightning, do you immediately start counting to see how far off a storm is? An atmospheric scientist parses the practice.
Kids often experience anxiety when separated from parents for short periods. Longer separations, happening with some immigrant children, is a different matter, a leading child psychiatrist explains.
Does your child hate their visits to the pediatrician? Do they psyche themselves into a panic that the shot will hurt? The best strategy to calm an anxious child may be to reframe their expectations.
The cartoon-turned-Broadway sensation is set in a place named after the Bikini islands, which has a dark history of forced removal and exile of native people from their land.
Poverty rates across the suburban landscape have increased by 50 percent since 1990. This suburbanization of poverty is one of the most important demographic trends of the last 50 years.
Pope Francis recently acknowledged that the Catholic Church is struggling to recruit new priests, endangering its very future. Why don't people want to join the clergy?
Wine came to the US in the 16th century but didn't make it to California – the leader in American winemaking – until the 19th century.
A Twitter account used for official purposes is a public forum protected by the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Since the Korean War, U.S. troops have helped South Korea with military training and planning. Our Speed Read describes the regular joint exercises designed to deter North Korean aggression.
The Trump administration wants China to cut its trade deficit with the US by more than half. An economist explains why that's not going to happen.
In this Speed Read, learn the difference between 3G, 4G and 5G, and why it matters.
This Speed Read makes the case why you should be nice to spiders you encounter in your home and consider a live-and-let-live policy.
Many states are pondering making gambling on sports legal after the US Supreme Court overturned a federal ban. But is the industry really worth as much as some say it is?
In this Speed Read, a political scientist from Ohio State University ponders an ideological shift in the May 8 gubernatorial primary.
The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in 17 years and is very close to a 50-year low. Does that mean we're at full employment?
Scientists have mapped a huge dead zone in the Gulf of Oman, without enough oxygen in the water to support life. This Speed Read explains why dead zones form in waters around the world.
Perhaps you've noticed something unusual in the bathroom after you consume this healthy spring vegetable. A Speed Read explains there's two parts to the stinky puzzle: production and perception.
'Take a silver cup – always a silver cup' and 'fill it with ice pulverized to the fineness of snow,' a Kentucky man explained in 1908.