Microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Microplastics are everywhere--our water, soil, and even the air we breathe. The consequences of this exposure on human health is unknown. But studies in animals give us reason to worry.
Apple may seem a giant, but by some measures it’s not.
Apple became the world's 'biggest' company because of its sky-high valuation. But in the past, the largest companies were known for more meaningful metrics such as revenue and number of employes.
What causes a media business to bar the door?
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
What dads do online helps them navigate gender roles as society changes.
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The tasks of fatherhood are changing, but society's expectations haven't caught up. Many dads use online discussion groups, blogs and videos to explore their new identities.
It’s a game for the rich.
AP Photo/Steven Senne
The Trump administration is considering a change to capital gains that could be a windfall for the rich. A scholar explains what they are and how they're taxed.
Many graduate students report psychological distress, but the fear of stigma and other factors often dissuade them from seeking help.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a "culture of silence" that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.
How teams respond to cardiac arrests in hospitals can make all the difference, a new study suggests.
Cardiac arrest is a major complication and killer of hospitalized patients, with only about 1 in 5 surviving. A recent study compared responses within hospitals to learn how to improve outcomes.
Hepatitis C rates have risen in the U.S. as drug use and opioid abuse have risen.
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and with an effective cure for hepatitis C there is much to celebrate. But homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in hepatitis infections.
Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, second from left, conferring with auto industry leaders.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
The environmental responsibility some businesses say they embrace is only a veneer.
Is the scale telling the truth?
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
AT&T and Time Warner are among the latest companies to merge.
A scholar of the media business tries to make sense of the flurry of merger news lately, and why the contested tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape.
A technician holds a blood sample that tested positive for the hepatitis B virus.
A new analysis shows that the US health care system will save money in the long run by screening people born in Asia and Africa for the hepatitis B virus, which causes liver cancer and cirrhosis.
Crowds protesting the forced retirement of judges, in front of Poland’s Supreme Court building, Warsaw.
With its attempt to purge the country's courts of 40 percent of its judges, Poland's right-wing ruling party passed another milestone on the path towards establishment of a one-party state.
Una opción alternativa para desbloquear un teléfono inteligente.
Lydia Kraus et al., 'On the Use of Emojis in Mobile Authentication,' 2017.
Los emojis son útiles para expresar estados de ánimo, emociones y matices en los mensajes de texto, pero también podrían tener otro uso: como contraseña para tu teléfono inteligente.
Un niño mira a través de los cristales tintados de un autobús mientras abandona las instalaciones del departamento de Aduanas y Protección de Fronteras de EEUU, 19 de junio, 2018, en McAllen, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
La separación traumática de los niños y sus padres en las fronteras pueden causar cambios permanentes en la estructura cerebral de los niños y en su actividad genética.
Coca-Cola es la gaseosa más popular del mundo. La versión original está hecha con azúcar, pero las otras contienen edulcorantes artificiales que ahora se relacionan con problemas de obesidad y diabetes.
Hay cada vez más evidencia que los edulcorantes artificiales están relacionados con problemas de salud crónicos como la obesidad y la diabetes. ¿Debería imponerse un impuesto sobre estos alimentos?
China’s professional men’s soccer team did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
China want to win the World Cup by 2050. This year, its team didn't even qualify for the tournament. China has money, power and a dream – but that doesn't add up to soccer brilliance.
A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in McAllen, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
The traumatic separations of children and parents initiated at the border can cause permanent changes in the structure of the infants' and children's brains and the activity of their genes.
Children wait at a private charity after being released by Customs and Border Protection.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
United's CEO called the Trump policy 'in deep conflict' with his company's values, the latest example of a corporate leader speaking out on a political issue, something almost unheard of a few decades ago.
Eric, Don Jr., Ivanka and Donald Trump.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
The Donald J. Trump Foundation allegedly violated charitable norms and laws.