It's long been known that Black patrons of bars and restaurants tend to get worse service than white customers. What's not been well understood is precisely why.
YouTube may have more potential to encourage children to learn than you'd think.
Curved origami isn't just elegant art. It's also a versatile way to vary the amount of force applied by robots and other machines.
A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
A study points to one way to speed up adoption of innovations in clean energy technology – more flexibility among state regulators.
When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
Often the main differences among plans involve a long list of varying deductibles, co-pays and other out-of-pocket expenses, which can be tough to analyze.
How much weight would you put on a scientist's expertise versus the opinion of a random stranger? People on either end of the political spectrum decide differently what seems true.
Schools can impact the mental health and well-being of not just students but their parents, too.
A survey suggests that most Americans feel that discussions about charitable support may interfere with the relationship between doctors and their patients.
The Earth is losing plants and animals at rates not seen in millions of years. Ecologists explain how protecting habitat on working lands – farms, forests and ranches – can help conserve species.
Statistical models debunk claims by Trump and others that undocumented immigration into the U.S. increases crime, building on a litany of past research.
When deciding whether others should make trades, children may consider who likes what.
An optical sensor that can detect individual molecules promises early detection of diseases and environmental contamination.
Using a common tool for measuring subconscious stereotypes, a scholar assessed how bias against dark skin can influence an inclination to support a charity serving people in low-income countries.
Researchers posed as constituents and emailed 3,685 legislators in 11 countries in Europe and Latin America to ask for help. Responsiveness varied by gender by up to 13 percentage points.
A new hands-on learning program helps families with young children build their engineering skills.
A strong identity as a scientist is crucial for girls to succeed in STEM fields such as computer science. Are educators recognizing and rewarding the right behaviors?
New research suggests people who are experiencing physical pain are willing to spend more money than they otherwise would.
Findings add to growing concerns about the wage gap between men and women – as well as a gap between Asians and whites.