What’s in the mind of a solo attacker?
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Lone offender – sometimes called "lone wolf" – attacks may become a more prevalent threat. What can we understand about them and the people who carry them out?
A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.
Companies, which in the past tended to stay neutral on divisive social and political issues, are increasingly taking a stand. What's behind the change?
Many people thought U.S. gasoline consumption had already peaked. They were wrong. What happened?
The long vaccine development process is focused on ensuring production of the safest and most effective vaccine for use.
New projections suggest the world could warm 3-7 degrees Celsius over coming centuries.
A scholar of visual culture sees a transition happening online as the alt-right reinterprets images of police shootings to push back against the gains made by Black Lives Matter.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. If Colombians vote in favor, it could offer hope for other countries in conflict.
One of the newest trends in education is teaching students how to develop grit. But what's even meant by 'grit'? And what if grit means something different for everyone?
Algorithms that learn from large data sets can pick up inherent social biases. That could perpetuate the biases, or even worsen them.
A provocative new documentary, 'Starving the Beast,' blames the condition of higher ed on right-wing policies. A scholar argues that the film ignores a long history that has led to current crisis.
Even Trump and Clinton have oratorical anxieties. Here are some research-based strategies presidential candidates and the rest of us can use to overcome them.
To maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks, we need to know how ride-share companies will affect public transportation.
There's one important piece of the puzzle we're missing when it comes to antimicrobial resistance.
With chips embedded in footballs in Thursday night games, the NFL is moving toward a data-driven future. How will fans, media and teams benefit?
The Fed left interest rates unchanged but said improving economic data means it will likely lift them later this year. We asked two scholars – and ex-Fed officials – if it was the right call.
We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
A new finding may shed light on how sleeping sickness has avoided elimination and could help finally beat the deadly disease.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
The U.N. and other leaders met to discuss coordinating an international response to unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants. Two migration experts examine issues the summits left unresolved.
President Duterte has picked fights with President Obama and with the EU. His behavior is shaking the U.S.-Philippine alliance and stability in Southeast Asia.
Resistant bacteria enter our aging sewer infrastructure and may eventually end up in the environment through sewage spills.
A glaciologist develops a lightweight method for probing the depths of Greenland's ice sheet to answer a crucial question: How fast is it melting?
Children feel sympathy for others from an early age. Two development psychologists explain how children can learn, based on feelings of sympathy, how to act more thoughtfully.
In an increasingly mobile society and economy, the international governance of migrant labour lags way behind the forces of globalisation.
Two criminologists wanted to learn the tricks of the trade so they went to the source, interviewing over 70 pimps.
In the future, consumers in the developed world could choose to purchase products from the companies that do the most to promote global health.
How is the Trump-Clinton contest being covered by the country's major newspapers and broadcasters? We look at the data.
After North Korea's fifth nuclear test on September 9, the U.S. is calling for tighter global sanctions. New research shows that this strategy actually helps North Korea.
Embracing more rigorous scientific methods would mean getting science right more often than we currently do. But the way we value and reward scientists makes this a challenge.
Rather than pursue self-interested policies that widen the gap between rich and poor, companies can invest in their workers, curb income inequality and make more money all at the same time.
With patience and a degree of moral ambivalence, the UK may find an EU that is increasingly open to the idea of free trade without free movement of people.
The focus of CITES is not solely on the protection of species. It also promotes controlled trade that is not detrimental to the sustainability of wild species.
Children's use of screens for fun and education have changed a lot over the years, so why haven't the rules on acceptable screen time kept up?
The director of a graduate program in homeland security debunks common misconceptions about the origins of political violence.
A year of violence continues with bombs in NYC and a stabbing in Minnesota, leaving many asking, why? A psychologist explains what research has revealed about the minds of violent extremists.
Congress has failed three times to approve spending to stop the spread of Zika. Their long-term response isn't much better.
Just like apes, humans fear the unknown, and that's why there's so much uncertainty this week as markets brace for an interest-rate decision by the Federal Reserve.