Older people in a park in Nanchang, China.
You don't often see many of the nation's 75 million seniors hanging out in parks. There may be a reason. Most parks are not designed with seniors in mind. Here are some ways to change that.
The federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas.
AP Photo/Danny Johnston
The number of prisons in the US swelled between 1970 and 2000, from 511 to nearly 1,663. Here's the story of why one town in Arkansas welcomed a correction facility.
Cancer cells, in red, cannibalize a type of stem cell, shown in green. The red cells with small specks of green are breast cancer cells that have “eaten” the stem cell.
After treatment for breast cancer, many women receive the news that they are cancer-free. In many cases, the disease will come back. How and why does that happen? New findings offer an explanation.
Should you be digitally fasting this Lent?
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Digital fasting during Lent has become popular. Technology, in fact, can be good for religion.
No common standard: CHAdeMO, CCS and Tesla Supercharger plugs.
CHAdeMO: C-CarTom; CCS: Hadhuey; Tesla: Paul Sladen
Standards, like electrical plugs, are usually so simple we don't even really notice them. But they're extremely important: Good ones can drive innovation; bad ones can stifle growth.
Trump prefers his trade negotiations to be tête-à-tête.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
Trade under Trump will mean more bilateral agreements, hard bargaining and ultimatums, a sharp departure from Obama's multilateral, win-win approach.
Too much to ask for?
Conservative lawmakers are proposing 'bathroom bills' and other measures that discriminate against LGBT individuals. Beyond the moral concerns, there are large economic costs as well.
What’s left when Obama walks off into the sunset?
How did an administration committed to restoring "science to its rightful place" actually do?
Ce que je fais là est de ma propre volonté… et cela me valorise. Les psychologues montrent que l’important n’est pas qu’il existe un libre arbitre, mais que l’on y croit.
Hillary Clinton walks off the national political stage on Nov. 9, 2016.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Overt discrimination based on race is discouraged in American society. But the bar is lower when it comes to gender bias. The 2016 election is a good case study.
Hillary Clinton gives her concession speech before her staff and supporters.
A good concession speech will use what rhetorical scholars call 'transcendent rhetoric,' which emphasizes conciliatory, unifying language.
Bernie Sanders fans gather at a recent rally in support of universal coverage in Colorado.
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As Obamacare premium prices rise, many are asking why the U.S. doesn't have universal health care in the first place. The reasons may surprise you.
Heavy drinking can cause brain changes that make you want to drink more.
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Heavy drinking causes brain changes that make you want to drink more. But using a virus to deliver a gene into specific neurons in the brain may be a way to mitigate those changes.
In China, Trump is depicted as a threat to stability.
Some countries clearly prefer one candidate over the other. But the biggest loser may be the American political process, long held up as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.
Post-Matthew flooding in eastern North Carolina.
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Why do some people evacuate ahead of disasters while others stay put? The rising death toll from Hurricane Matthew shows that often the poor and vulnerable are least able to move.
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the October 9 presidential town hall debate.
An expert in political rhetoric singles out Trump's repeated use of reification – the tendency to treat people as things – and the role it's played in his tortured response to the leaked tape.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
Believing in free will makes us feel more like ourselves.
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If you believe that you are in charge of your life and your actions, does that mean you also feel more like yourself?
How much information is too much? And where should it go?
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Augmented reality systems need to display relevant information in a useful location. That's impossible without eye tracking.
David Duke and Donald Trump.
The former KKK grand wizard from Louisiana is hopeful Trump supporters will turn out for his bid for U.S. Senate. Political scientists who have studied his career consider his chances.