Since WWII, there’s been strong partisan support for military spending.
While the US has the most powerful military machine in history, it is also incomparably the most expensive – and members of Congress work aggressively to maintain it.
No-till farming conserves soil by greatly reducing erosion.
USDA NRCS South Dakota/Eric Barsness
More than one-fifth of global warming emissions come from land use. Sustainable farming can make soil healthier and better able to soak up carbon, while saving energy and boosting food production.
Nursing home staff report feeling demoralized by the use of web-endabled cameras to monitor the care of patients.
Ever more Americans are using digital cameras to keep an eye on elderly relatives who live in nursing homes. This surveillance may violate patients' privacy and demoralize their caretakers.
Baterai ion lithium memberi daya pada berbagai jenis perangkat eletronik.
Kunci dari baterai yang baik ada pada kimia dan fisika, dan juga teknik mekanis dan listrik.
The 2020 Democratic candidates all have a plan to eliminate student debt.
AP Photo/Brynn Anderson
An economist takes a critical look at a proposal to tax Wall Street to pay off the nation's student debt.
Washington state has passed a measure to cover college tuition for students from low- and moderate-income families.
A new law in Washington state that makes college mostly free for many students is meant to prepare more residents from the state for jobs in the local economy. Whether it will work remains to be seen.
The fossil fuel industry depends on massive government support, which makes the public foot the bill for a harmful and uncompetitive industry.
Lithium-ion batteries power lots of different kinds of devices.
Keys to better batteries are found in chemistry and physics, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering.
Without off-street space, vehicle residents crowd available public parking in Seattle. May 8, 2016.
Many cities have no standard method for counting the number of people who live in their cars. This means that their issues are often overlooked in policies designed to help the homeless.
If you’ve got the raw data, why not mine it for more info?
New research investigated who uses the wide array of tools available to people who've received their own raw genetic data and want to maximize what they learn from it.
The dominant reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984” has been that it was a dire prediction of what could be.
Denis Hamel Côté
In the year 1984, there was self-congratulatory coverage that the dystopia of the novel had not been realized. However, an expert argues that the technologies described in the novel are here and watching us.
Summing up a student in numbers.
US schools now collect detailed data on their students. But teachers and parents need to think carefully about how that data is used – and what it shows, or doesn't show, about a student.
Protesters at a hearing on President Donald Trump’s plan to allow offshore oil and gas drilling along most of the nation’s coastline, Feb. 14, 2018 in Hamilton, N.J.
AP Photo/Wayne Parry
The Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas production along US coastlines faces serious roadblocks. But there are smarter ways to pursue 'energy dominance.'
About a million Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh.
AP Photo/Dar Yasin
It's not necessarily because of Islamophobia.
Aid from UNICEF being distributed to Syrian refugees at a flooded camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, Jan. 10, 2019.
The Syrian civil war has ended, but there are millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. With danger from a hostile regime back in Syria, what will happen to them now?
An artificial image created on the Ganbreeder site.
Because a host of artists and programmers can leave their stamp on a final product, disagreements and claims of theft have ensued.
It’s almost time to ‘spring forward.’
Washington, California and Florida are mulling a permanent switch to DST. Proponents say that doing so could improve health, save energy and prevent crime.
The film glosses over the bigotry Mercury faced as a queer man with HIV.
In the film, the real tensions of gay life in the 1980s – from government apathy towards the AIDS crisis, to rampant anti-gay prejudice – don't get their due.
President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, during the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool
Presidents Day celebrates the American president – not only as a political leader, but as a moral leader. But can a president be a person of strong moral character, as well as a strong leader?
Real love has more nuance than a candy heart’s message.
Even when everything's going great in your relationship, you likely harbor some ambivalence toward your partner deep down. Psychology research suggests it's not just OK, but normal.