More older Americans are opting to die at home, often with the emotional support of a home care worker.
More than one-quarter of home care workers are born outside of the U.S. Stricter immigration laws could make it harder to find people to do this aide work.
Home DNA testing has made it easy and affordable for millions of people to learn about their ancestry. Now, police are using this genetic information to identify suspects in unsolved crimes.
Despite privacy concerns over police use of DNA uploaded to ancestry websites, many people are just excited that their genetic material could get a killer off the streets.
There’s plenty to go around.
A massive new study shows that companies that share profits and equity with their workers enjoy lower employee turnover and return more money for their shareholders.
How can we design projects, such as tunnels, to last decades yet still account for the uncertain effects of climate change?
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
Climate change science was driven by curiosity in the past. Now climate researchers need to focus on managing the risk of global warming's ill effects.
A billboard built by sex education advocates outside Mexico’s National Population Council office, in Mexico City, warns that ‘being a mother is not child’s play.’ (May 29, 2014)
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
Some charter school operators make profits by leasing space to themselves at unusually high rates.
By Ilya Andriyanov from www.shutterstock.com
Charter school operators have been capitalizing on lax laws that let them lease building space to themselves at above-market rates. A simple ban could end the practice, two education scholars argue.
Suasana kota Chicago saat fenomena cuaca kutub datang menyerang kota tersebut akhir Januari yang lalu.
Temperatur dingin yang mengancam jiwa di AS diakibatkan oleh perubahan sirkulasi angin di Arktika yang membawa udara dingin ke selatan. Perubahan Iklim dapat membuat fenomena ini lebih sering terjadi.
Bundled up against the cold in downtown Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
Life-threatening cold temperatures in the central US are caused by changes in wind circulation in the Arctic that bring cold air south. Climate change could make these events more frequent.
Carol Miller of West Virginia is the only newly elected Republican woman joining the 116th Congress.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Republican women face higher barriers to reaching elected office. A GOP allergy to identity politics plays a role too.
Hundreds of people march in Vancouver to protest against corporate greed as part of the global Occupy movement in October 2011.
Canada’s welfare state is disintegrating while corporate welfare soars. In an era of climate crisis, precarious work and instability, it’s time the corporate welfare bums paid us back.
History repeats itself.
Lewis Whyld/PA Images.
When people don't trust the government, the media or police, they are less inclined to play by the rules and more likely to lash out violently.
New toilet blocks in Mathare Valley informal settlement in Nairobi.
Women in developing countries are burdened by the lack of access to proper toilets in their homes, communities, schools and public spaces.
Psicodélico, una imagen creada por el algoritmo AICAN.
Un algoritmo llamado AICAN ha aprendido todo el canon de la historia del arte occidental y ahora crea, nombra y vende sus propias obras.
‘Psychedelic,’ an image created by the algorithm AICAN.
An algorithm named AICAN has been 'taught' the entire canon of Western art history – and now produces, titles and sells works of its own.
Mario Klingemann’s ‘Neural Glitch Portrait 153552770’ was created using a generative adversarial network.
Later this month, Christie's will be auctioning its first piece of AI art – a portrait created via machine learning.
Enrollment in women’s colleges is up in record numbers.
Since 2016, women's colleges have seen an uptick in enrollment. We asked the leaders of three women's colleges – Bryn Mawr, Douglass College and St Kate's – to explain the attraction.
Moliere Dimanche would use anything he could scrounge up – pieces of folders, the back of commissary forms, old letters – as canvases.
From solitary confinement, Moliere Dimanche started drawing on anything he could find. The result was a series of fantastical, allegorical images that depict abuse, racism and profound isolation.
A bartender pours drafts at Harpoon’s beer hall in Boston. Harpoon became partially employee-owned in 2014.
AP Photo/Charles Krupa
New legislation may boost growth rate of employee-owned companies in the US, easing the impact of one of the largest transfers of wealth in American history.
Robert F. Kennedy accepts the Democratic nomination as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1964.
(AP Photo/John Lent
Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated 50 years ago, began his career as a conservative anti-communist. At the end of his life, he was transformed into a liberal who championed civil and workers' rights.
The female longhorned tick,
Haemaphysalis longicornis, crawling on a leaf.
Jim Occi, Rutgers Center for Vector Biology
There is a new type of tick spreading in New Jersey, and it doesn't need a male to reproduce. It's known to spread disease and is proving
difficult to eradicate.