Fifteen years after the Northeast Blackout of 2003 cut power to 50 million people in the US and Canada, experts explain that many threats to the electricity grid remain.
A battle over the Second Amendment is exactly the wrong way to think about the government's role in the firearms industry.
While the hurricanes last year dealt devastating blows to Puerto Rico, its challenges predate the storms and continue on today. They also offer new opportunities.
Experts explain the task of securing the electrical grid against cyberattacks, and discuss potential solutions and the risk of failure.
Russian government agents allegedly penetrated US state and county election databases. Scholars of election security offer insight and recommendations about what to do now.
Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here's what you need to know.
The president says immigration is bad for the US economy. Economists disagree.
Facebook says it's going to continue to respond to widespread concerns about its practices and role in society. Researchers of privacy and online trust offer ideas for immediate action.
Scholars discuss the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal: what happened, what's at stake, how to fix it, and what could come next.
Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
The Cincinnati Reds' struggles on the field in recent years have extended into the courtroom, where they are battling to avoid paying sales tax on promotional giveaways they use to sell tickets.
Student activists marching Saturday want Congress to enact comprehensive gun control. Here is a selection of stories from our archive that will help you understand the issues raised by the students.
What scholars know about the past, present and future of the US' relationship with North Korea, as the two countries' leaders prepare to meet.
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
Four important elements to consider when evaluating how safe you are online.
The Conversation scholars analyze a few of the key themes and speeches that punctuated the three-day gathering of global elites in the Alps.
Trump embraced evangelicals in his first year as president. Here, scholars provide historical context to how the religious right has shaped American politics over the past decades.
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.
The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
Scholars answer key questions about Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Huricane Maria, which destroyed the island two months ago.
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
Four articles from The Conversation archive offer insight on mass shootings in America.
Fewer people are getting married. What gives?
Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
A few of the ways violence may create even more violence.