Research shows that even people who consciously reject sexism often subconsciously equate leadership with men.
Lucky Luciano, Al Capone and FDR walk into a Democratic convention...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership departs from a half-century of diplomatic progress tying environmental and human rights issues to trade and security pacts.
New research finds state zero tolerance laws do not improve student safety. In fact, they increase the use of suspensions and racial disparities in discipline.
College students often believe that double standards exist in society, but not in their own minds.
Studies have suggested that women using a particular kind of injectable contraceptive are more susceptible to HIV infection. Research in mice offers new insights.
The senator from Virginia has a reputation for integrity, speaks Spanish and comes from a purple state. Also, control of his Senate seat isn't in play.
Previous efforts to cement national cohesion offer a model but also, says a historian, a warning.
Elected officials and the media are in cahoots. Both have succumbed to a two-party system that treats voters not as independent thinkers, but as blind partisans.
The Fox News CEO was a poster boy for journalistic conflict of interest, an executive who crossed the line between unbiased coverage and political activism with ease.
Witnessing violence harms all children, even if it only on screen. However, for gifted children the impact could be more severe.
Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
Our complex modern society is very vulnerable to everything from the attack in France to power failures. The good news is we can fix this.
Infectious diseases have plagued Africa for decades. Now, Africa faces the threat of a cancer pandemic -- with a shortage of equipment, doctors and money to treat it.
The far right isn't afraid to admit to fear in the wake of brutal attacks like the one in Nice. More mainstream politicians would be wise to follow suit.
Study using tree ring data and climate projections shows that buildup of CO2 will not benefit most northern forests and that growth rates will actually fall.
With shootings and explosions and a coup in recent weeks, it's only natural that anxiety would besiege us. There are research-tested ways, however, that can help us deal with it.
Different animals and different behaviors rely on various forms and combinations of 'government' to carry out desired actions.
Turkish higher education has got used to repression, but this is on another scale.
An analysis of what's known as the Gini coefficient offers some clues on what makes one society more unequal in terms of income than another.
For many contemporary observers, the Spanish Civil War was seen as very much of a piece with the war against Hitler and Mussolini. But then things changed. Why?
Can nuclear power plants like California Diablo Canyon be replaced without greatly raising emissions? It's an open question.