Trump, Schumer and Pelosi have fallen into a classic negotiation trap that often prevents deals from getting made, which has led to the shutdown stalemate.
The popular opinion is that presidents win government shutdowns, but a review of polling evidence paints a different picture.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
Fixes for small pieces of massive problems show that overarching crises may be less hopeless than they appear.
Older. More suburban. Less fertile. More diverse. This year, Americans grappled with some major shifts in the demographic landscape.
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
An employment law expert explains why it's time CEOs had to follow the same rules and harassment policies as every other employee.
Carbon emissions from maritime freight are everyone's problem because of climate change.
Less than 10 percent of plastic waste has been recycled – a factoid recently crowned statistic of the year.
Their analysis finds that the costs exceed the benefits by over $170 billion – but it includes four major errors in the calculations.
Wireless charging is conceptually easy but technically difficult. Devices that can adjust themselves to optimize charging are on the way.
Experts describe their research into how smartphones collect and share private personal information with tracking companies and advertisers.
Between November 2016 and October 2018, more than 130 government officials were publicly accused of sexual harassment or assault.
Despite agreeing to a ceasefire, the two sides offered differing depictions of their trade war truce that show a lasting peace may still be out of reach.
Argentina has been grappling with currency flight and an economy sinking deeper into recession, not to mention the worst drought in decades.
A new study suggests that Americans face an 'economic bar' to marriage. Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to have a house, a bank account and a job that offers health insurance.
High school girls who are more confident in their math abilities are more likely to pursue math in college and beyond.
Motorized scooters that can travel up to 15 miles per hour have soared in popularity over the past year, as have concerns about their safety.
Without their devices, regular GPS users take longer to negotiate a route, travel more slowly and make larger navigational errors.
The internet makes it easier for discarded stuff to land in someone else's home instead of the dump.