A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
New data underscore that adults with no high school diploma or GED are at the greatest risk for the leading causes of disease and death.
A tiny percentage of museums’ natural history holdings are on display. Very little of these vast archives is digitized and available online. But museums are working to change that.
Thousands died after Hurricane Maria, but it did not have to be that way. Early evidence should have led the government to a much stronger response.
The Department of Education says there were 240 school shootings during a recent school year. Another database only counts 29. How could the numbers be so different -- and who is right?
Technology is already changing how we live our lives and go about our days. Are we ready with collaborative planning processes so we are not taken by surprise by more profound change?
The current debate about comparability would be more concerning if 2018 results showed radically different trends compared to previous years, but they don’t.
A handful of high-profile executives have humanities degrees. But those standouts make up a small proportion of the total pool of American executives.
It’s very difficult to measure whether a conception was intended. But those data are vital to understanding women's choices.
It's not as simple as just hiring more immigration officers.
A study of recent epidemics like Zika and Ebola suggests that the media may fail to tell the public what to do during an outbreak.
Much of the controversy over the delay in this year's NAPLAN data comes down to its misuse and a misunderstanding of statistical comparability.
Ontario's basic income project was deeply flawed and cursed by a lack of quality data. It needs a major overhaul.
Financial institutions and stores judge our credit-worthiness based on how we handle our money. But we should be cautious of letting others compile our health data into a "wellness report."
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
Data scientists mapped the online behavior of Facebook users in Brazil, the US and Argentina. The result is a startling visual portrayal of just how deeply polarized these nations have become.
Personal data is sold, bought and traded among companies all the time. But what if the companies profiting from your data had to pay you a share of that earning?
A new tool called Biometric Mirror exposes the need for public debate about the ethics of AI.
Robotic milkers, video cameras and even sensors hidden inside the body will help this dairy farm figure out how to get the most milk from their cows.
The Canadian government is right to hold public consultations on digital and data transformation given how profoundly it affects society at large. But the scope is far too narrow.