It has undoubtedly been a game-changer for entrepreneurial finance, but researchers are discovering new inequalities and risks for investors.
More Americans are sticking to their wedding vows.
The US divorce rate has fallen steadily over the last 30 or 40 years. It's likely because young adults are taking more time to decide to marry.
In a power outage, some lights are on, but others are not.
Electric utilities have a right to make money on their government-granted monopolies, but customers also have a right to know what cyber-protections they would get if they paid more.
Sunset over an Iowa farm.
Since the Great Recession, most of the nation's rural counties have struggled to recover lost jobs and retain their people.
The Mueller report reveals that Trump and his campaign did all kinds of ethically questionable activities to smear Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, including asking Russia to hack Clinton’s email. According to Attorney General William Barr, nothing Trump did was illegal.
Amid all the Mueller report uncertainty, one thing is clear: Donald Trump did some wildly improper things to win the presidency. So did Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, JFK and George W. Bush.
A John Deere tractor makes its way through floodwaters in Fargo, North Dakota.
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Recent extreme rains and weather in the Midwest are causing a multitude of problems in the topsoil that much of the nation's food supply relies on.
These five Towson University Honors students in Sienna, Italy, were among the more than 332,000 U.S. students studied abroad in 2016-17.
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Though studying abroad can be a rewarding experience, it also comes with certain risks. A study abroad expert provides 7 tips to help students stay safe while visiting in a foreign land.
Student debt has surpassed $1.5 trillion.
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Through "risk-sharing," colleges could be on the hook to help pay back student loans if too many students default. A scholar who studies the ethics of debt examines how risk-sharing could backfire.
Chicago’s Lake Michigan waterfront froze during the 2019 polar vortex.
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Natural gas supplies are growing, but so are other markets for it besides power generation.
Beauty can mean more opportunities – but can it also influence values?
Beautiful people tend to lead more charmed lives. Could their attractiveness also color their views on issues like abortion, premarital sex and gay marriage?
They said it, but is it true?
Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias and the Dunning-Kruger effect make it easy for people to fall for deliberate or inadvertent lies in the news.
A television set turned on in the West Wing of the White House.
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Calvin Coolidge, during one stretch of his presidency, was getting 15 hours of shut-eye each day, while William Howard Taft was known for nodding off during public events.
Many parts of Africa suffer from food insecurity. Here, women and children wait to be registered before a food distribution.
Predictions suggest that Africa will suffer dramatic losses of crops and productive land as the climate warms. Perhaps adopting GM crops designed to tolerate stress can save the continent from famine.
Heavy, wet snow can knock down tree limbs – and power lines.
AP Photo/Bill Sikes
Making electric grids better able to withstand extreme weather events will require teamwork from engineers, researchers and the government.
You should see the one that got away.
Online lies can often be easy to detect, by searching for images and phone numbers and exploring social media profiles. Some people lie anyway – and countless others take the bait.
Para las marcas que venden pastel de calabaza, como Borden’s, Snowfrift y Mrs. Smith, el Día de Acción de Gracias es un mercado importante.
Érase una vez, el pavo competía con el pato y el pollo por su lugar en la mesa de Acción de Gracias. Fue el marketing, tanto como la tradición, que dio forma a esta cena tradicional en EEUU.
Students who study abroad gain a competitive edge in the job market, research shows.
In an effort to get a competitive edge in the global jobs market, more US college students are choosing to get international experience, an expert on study abroad says.
Feeling forgotten: Iowa’s rural communities.
In Iowa, almost 40 percent of residents can't afford the basic cost of living. That was the setting for the 2018 midterm elections, where rural voters are suffering along with their communities.
Latinos make up 12 percent of all registered voters in the US, but less than half vote regularly.
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Latinos are less likely than other Americans to vote in November, new polling shows. Here's why Democrats shouldn't expect a Latino blue wave to swing the midterms in their favor.
La escena en Indonesia después del terremoto del 1 de octubre.
AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana
Los miles de millones de dólares que se dan como ayuda cada año para aliviar los daños generados por terremotos y huracanes tendrían mejores efectos si no se concentraran en determinados puntos.