Flood plain statistics can be confusing. There are better ways to think about the risk of severe weather than 100-year storm or flood.
Bias-motivated attacks became a distinct crime in the 1980s. But police investigate only a fraction of the roughly 200,000 hate crimes reported each year – and even fewer ever make it to court.
Extremist groups like the Proud Boys get white supremacy into headlines. But all white people benefit from white supremacy, whether they know it or not.
Onlookers who recognized the flag wondered why the mostly white mob had ‘coopted’ Vietnamese history. But Vietnamese Americans are Trump supporters, too, some driven by a potent fear of socialism.
It’s the part of coronavirus that helps the virus get into your cells – and also the target of the leading vaccines.
The ins and outs of a fiercely contested defamation case.
Before pilot Charles Taylor and company mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945, Taylor had to be rescued from the Pacific Ocean twice.
Decolonisation is restorative justice through cultural, psychological and economic freedom.
Scientists have discovered that a widely used, cheap steroid can fight off COVID-19 in the most severe cases. Here’s how it works.
Pets might not protect us from the coronavirus, but they can help us get better.
If enacted, the funding cuts may cause the WHO to go bankrupt in the middle of a pandemic. Trump’s move also signals the US is no longer prepared to provide a leadership role in global health issues.
How accurate will the 2020 census be? A demographer explains which communities are hard to count, how the coronavirus could affect the process and what’s at stake.
Exponential growth, such as in a viral epidemic, starts deceptively slowly, then quickly balloons. A mathematician explains the importance of early action and the costs of delay.
As the sun sets on world markets, rumours of the death of investors’ favourite safe haven have been much exaggerated.
Polls have become an essential component of the news coverage of presidential campaigns. That may affect who voters decide to back on an election day.
Nietzche has a reputation as a bit of a downer, but there are upsides to dancing close to the abyss and embracing our mortality.
Systemic racism looks at the way racism operates over all of society, not just in one-on-one interactions.
Rogue coffee cups and changing hairstyles can distract film audiences. Whose job is it to maintain continuity? And does it matter in the big picture?
A report calls for banning the use of emotion recognition technology. An AI and computer vision researcher explains the potential and why there’s growing concern.
Oligarchs have made headlines recently as the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump move forward.