Life expectancy has fallen for the second time in two years. That's not supposed to happen in a rich country like the US.
We underestimate the power of language to divide and to bring people closer together, scholars say.
Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
Researchers use an algorithm designed to help robots move to figure out what's possible when designing new molecules in a promising class of pharmaceuticals.
In response to mudslides that have killed at least 20 people in Southern California, a geologist calls for more resources to study and map landslide hazards so residents can understand the risks.
Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once called Excel Academy Public Charter School a 'shining example.' A Vanderbilt scholar explains why that description was woefully off target.
Trump's anti-Haitian rhetoric ignores a long pattern of migration from Haiti to the U.S., often driven by American meddling in Haitian affairs. Today, the two nations are irrevocably bound by history.
King led one of the most successful resistance movements in American history. A scholar explains King's strategies in resistance.
Patients in 29 states rely on medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea, seizures and other ailments. But all that could change.
Cal State Northridge's sport psychology lab ran a regression analysis to see if there's any truth to the adage.
Winemakers call the ecological factors that define their product terroir. By redefining that idea to include history and social ties, New England craft brewers have grown an industry with local roots.
Judges in North Carolina just threw out the state's congressional district map. The decision could have major implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering across the US.
A future that continues to have increasingly fast computing depends on quantum physics – but research is showing that there are limits to how fast quantum computers can go.
Before #MeToo, Brazilian women launched #MyFirstHarrassment and marched for racial equality. Today, this feminist resurgence is tackling health care, plastic surgery, violence and more.
African-American minister, theologian and mystic, Howard Thurman, left a profound influence on Martin Luther King Jr.
Red tape forced some DACA recipients to change their names when they applied, making it all the more difficult to lead a normal life.
An atmospheric scientist who studies the Arctic explains why – because of global warming – the U.S. may be in for longer cold spells in the winter.
Throughout American history, being a black celebrity has been a political act in and of itself. When viewed through this lens, the transition into politics for someone like Winfrey is more natural.
Letting cars drive themselves could save some people huge amounts of time. What might they do when they would have been driving?
Congress is moving to cut back the Endangered Species Act and give more power to states. But a recent study shows that state laws are weaker and states have few resources to protect species at risk.
In sexual harassment cases, schools and workplaces often harm those that they claim to protect. These tips can help them avoid those painful mistakes.
Don't believe these 10 common myths about the 1918 Spanish flu.
At the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey assured girls that the harassment scandals of 2017 will eventually lead to a brighter future. But deep workplace issues will have to be addressed first.
The number of colleges that have test-optional admissions policies has now surpassed 1,000. An admissions specialist explains why that milestone is a welcome one.