Senator Huey Long at the Capitol in 1935.
The very first scientific horse race poll, which took place 85 years ago, was shrouded in secrecy and may have changed history – even though it was faulty.
In the wake of U.S. killings, Iran’s supreme leader vowed ‘harsh revenge’ – which could come in the form of cyber attacks.
Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP
Less overt than conventional military actions, cyber attacks can have dangerous consequences – especially when they target critical infrastructure systems controlled by the private sector.
News outlets sometimes use hashtags to promote their stories.
When news stories include a catchy hashtag, readers perceived the news topic to be less socially important and more partisan.
A student cramming for exams. Some college students take stimulants to cram for exams, but studies suggest that has little positive effect.
Students looking to gain an academic edge by taking stimulants such as Adderall fail to do better on tests and also mess up their sleep. A neuroscientist explains why.
Andrew Yang wants to give Americans $1,000 a month.
AP Photo/Nati Harnik
Francis Townsend had a similar if less ambitious idea in the 1930s that never got through Congress but ended up making Social Security a lot more generous.
Water is crucial to the spread of malaria because mosquitoes breed and lay their eggs in or near bodies of water.
Answering constituents in congressional offices often involves tabulating comments in a database.
Office of Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. via AP
Advancements in computer technology are changing how Congress handles citizen communication, which affects how elected officials represent their constituents.
Warning signs in the Newark Health Department after the city learned that lead service lines to houses still were contaminating water.
Newark is the latest US city to struggle with high lead levels in drinking water. Ending this public health crisis will require more money and enforcement, plus stricter water testing standards.
Voodoo believers walk during the annual Voodoo festival Fete Gede at Cite Soleil Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery
Voodoo is often seen as a practice involving magic. In Haiti, Voodoo is a religion born out of the struggle of slaves. And today, it is used as a form of healing and protection.
Mencari solusi iklim akan memerlukan ilmu humaniora.
UC Irvine School of Humanities
Perubahan iklim bukan hanya masalah teknis tapi juga etika, keadilan sosial dan nilai-nilai budaya. Literatur, filsafat dan humaniora bisa memberikan solusi iklim yang terbaik.
Di luar atmosfer pelindung Bumi, tidak ada yang melindungi astronot dari radiasi ruang kosmik yang berbahaya.
Hasil studi perilaku kami menunjukkan bahwa tikus yang terpancar neutron selama enam bulan mengalami kesulitan dalam belajar, beradaptasi, dan menyimpan ingatan.
Penelitian kami menunjukkan bahwa anak-anak tidak secara alami memiliki sikap membalas budi.
The founding partners of the Libra Association.
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Alarm bells should ring over a global currency that is run by an exclusive club that serves its investor-owners, not the public good.
Outside Earth’s protective atmosphere, there is nothing to shield astronauts from the dangerous cosmic radiation of space.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair.
Do children understand the lesson that if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours? Developmental psychologists suggest they're more likely to punish bad behavior than they are to reward good deeds.
Solving the world’s climate problems will require many kinds of brain power.
UC Irvine School of Humanities
Climate change isn't just a technical challenge – it also involves ethics, social justice and cultural values. Insights from literature, philosophy and other humanities can produce better solutions.
Adriana Briscoe, in the greenhouse with a blue morpho, University of California, Irvine, June 2019.
Wes Koseki - UCI School of Biological Sciences
A scientist explains how she got a glimpse into the secret world of butterflies and her hopes of encouraging more Latinos to enter the field of science.
Haiti’s black saint known as Grann Sainte Anne Charitable in her European Catholic form and Ti Saint Anne, in Vodoo form.
A scholar went on a Voodoo pilgrimage in Haiti and learned how an oppressive slave past has shaped its religious present.
The components of an iPhone add up to a different cost than the phone itself.
Trump believes the money Americans spend on Chinese imports like the iPhone goes straight into China's pockets. In reality, China gets very little value from it.
A polar bear crosses ice In Alaska’s Chukchi Sea area, where a recent court ruling bars the Trump administration from greenlighting offshore drilling.
NOAA/OER/Hidden Ocean 2016:The Chukchi Borderlands
Can presidents undo decisions by their predecessors to protect federal lands from development? A recent court ruling on offshore drilling says no, and could also affect contested lands in Utah.