A mock-up of banned Muslim travellers’ passport placed outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
Friend or foe?
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
In many US cities, ride-hailing apps are luring riders away from public transit and increasing traffic congestion. But with the right rules, they could enhance public transit instead.
Children at an immigrant family separation protest in Phoenix.
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
Who's in charge of deciding how immigrants coming over the US-Mexico border are treated? Both Congress and the executive branch have power, a legal scholar explains.
Psychedelic drugs have inspired great songs and works of art. But they may also have potential for treating disease like depression and PTSD by helping to regrow damaged regions of the brain.
Police school lecture series, 1935.
Courtesy of Berkley, Ca. Police Department – Historical Unit
The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.
Long’s Peak framed by rock outcrop, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Scientists have long thought most nitrogen in Earth's ecosystems comes from the air, but new research shows it also is released as rocks weather. This could boost plant growth and help sequester carbon – but not fast enough to avert climate change, as some pundits have claimed.
How peers perform in college can affect student mental health.
When students attend a college where the student body is academically weaker than the one where they went to high school, they are more likely to show symptoms of depression, new research finds.
Some Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries are worried about the China tariffs.
AP Photo/Eric Risberg
While the proposed tariffs would have little effect on US wine sales in the short term, their long-term impact could be much more problematic.
One of the authors speaking at the 2017 March for Science.
Four scientists talk through the ways they now build outreach into their work as a way to spread their research's impact – something that wasn't the norm for past generations of academics.
Ranging free in the yard.
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, thousands of Americans are raising chickens in their backyards. But without stricter regulation, urban poultry farming is risky for both humans and birds.
US census advocates held a rally in Charlotte, NC, in 2010.
AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek
Recent changes to the 2020 census are worrying experts who say they may lead to an undercount. It's an issue other democracies have also grappled with throughout history.
A new $5 million federal program will bring free digital textbooks to students.
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While a new $5 million program could help college students save money on textbooks each year, a more permanent solution is needed to the problem of pricey textbooks that students often don't buy.
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
As Congress takes up the issue of immigration, we turned to our global network of scholars to get their perspective on how so-called merit systems work.
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony.
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The White House and Republicans' narrative distorts the numbers and the values that underlie family migration.
Anxiously awaiting the State of the Union.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
A scholar counts the winners and losers in Trump's immigration proposal.
Protesters have sought for years to force Exxon Mobil to disclose the risks it faces due to climate change and to do more to minimize them.
AP Photo/LM Otero
The oil giant is bowing to pressure exerted by shareholders and the authorities as it tries to catch up with its competitors.
She’s crowdfunding her start-up. But can it get off the ground?
Crowdfunding has seen booming growth for several years. A study of Ulule, Europe’s leading crowdfunding platform, shows that reciprocal gift can be a path to success.
Moringa leaves are about 30% protein and have abundant levels of vitamins and minerals.
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Every part of the Moringa tree can be consumed: leaves and its pods) can be eaten and the seeds, bark, flowers and roots can be used as medicine.
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
As Congress takes up the issue of immigration, we turned to our global network of scholars to get their perspective on how points systems work.
Several studies have shown that health suffers after being laid off, as fear and anxiety lead to stress.
The negative effects of job loss have been well-documented and fairly well-understood. But why would studies also suggest that health improves during a recession? The reasons may surprise you.