The thin blue line remains disproportionately white, despite diversity gains.
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Diversity among officers lags behind the general population. But is police culture a greater problem when it comes to combating excessive force?
Thanks to algorithms, outrage often snowballs.
Algorithmic forces fuel cancel culture. Paradoxically, they're also used to rehabilitate those who have been canceled.
Power cuts continued to plague some African countries.
There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016.
It’s all about having faith in the purity of the process.
Crisco's main ingredient, cottonseed oil, had a bad rap. So marketers decided to focus on the 'purity' of factory food processing – a successful strategy that other brands would mimic.
Every kid should have their own cell phone. Or should they?
If you're thinking about a smartphone, talk with your parents.
Many boys are taught they shouldn’t do ‘girl things’ like ballet.
Mattel created a new line of dolls because of research suggesting kids don't want toys 'dictated by gender norms' – but supplanting those norms will take a lot more than that.
Lots of common foods tend to be full of gluten.
Self-proclaimed gluten sensitivity is on the rise, and so is the stereotype that it goes along with being a politically correct progressive. But is gluten actually a good proxy for social values?
A fossilized bee in amber.
How do we know that bees were around when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth? The main evidence comes from fossils – the mineralized remains of long-dead organisms.
Cats can be happy in apartments, but the space needs features that enable their natural desire to climb, jump, hide and scratch.
Animals don't just need enough space to live – they need the right kind of space, too. An animal welfare lawyer defends our pets' 'right of place.'
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York on September 25.
Multiple American presidents have viewed US support of Ukraine's security and democracy as critical to the national interest. President Trump's dealings with Ukraine are a major divergence.
Chances are she could be fired for ‘moral turpitude.’
What it means to be a good teacher has changed over time, along with prevailing views on what constitutes appropriate behavior.
Soy-based Impossible Whoppers went on sale at Burger King stores across the US in August 2019.
AP Photo/Ben Margot
Americans eat more meat on average than citizens of any other nation, but new survey findings show that plant-based meat products are winning fans across the US.
Chicago’s teachers are on strike for the first time since 2012.
AP Photo/Martha Irvine
Teachers' unions often say they go on strike to improve conditions for students. A closer look at recent walkouts suggests they are also fighting for something else: membership.
A girl from El Salvador leaves a shelter in Buffalo, New York.
Over the past few decades, the US has gradually lowered the ceiling for refugees.
Public schools around the nation, like this one in Beverly Hills, California, are spending more on security.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
Efforts to 'harden' school buildings could distract from the need to focus on human behavior and what's known about school shooters.
Animal protein only: Meat producers want to keep the m-word off of alternative meat products.
Meat producers are lobbying in many states to keep the word 'meat' off labels of plant-based products like the Impossible Burger. But this may not clarify shoppers' choices.
Same sex sexual behavior is common to many species and evolved millions of years ago.
Conversion therapy has been pushed on some in the LGBQ community by those who think same-sex sexual behavior is 'unnatural.' But such behavior seems to have evolved millions of years before humans.
Married – but perhaps not reaping all the benefits.
Studies suggest that marriage improves your health. But bisexuals don't seem to reap those benefits.
Extra education has been shown to pay off in the long run.
Students who plan to get more education than is required for the career they hope to have end up earning higher salaries as a result, a new analysis shows.
Newspapers in Swahili and in English in Dar es Salaam. The media is increasingly not trusted in Tanzania.
In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom.