Aside from human rights abuses, vigilantes may be unreliable, poorly skilled, and lacking transparency and accountability.
Smart devices and sensors can now gauge mood and attention, effectively engaging in mind-reading. This intimate data collection raises questions about who has access and control of it.
With school shootings in 2021 at the highest they’ve ever been, experts on the topic offer advice about what to do about it.
Investigations are being conducted to figure out what led to the death of eight people during a crowd surge at Travis Scott’s show.
Last year, 3,500 Americans were killed by house fires. A former fire and explosion investigator has 10 tips to keep you and your children safe this holiday season.
There’s no need to pull out the candy catapult this year, but a few reasonable precautions can keep COVID-19 transmissions in check.
A centralized reporting system for laboratory incidents involving dangerous pathogens in biological research does not exist in the US or internationally.
What are the best recommendations that would help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission in sport and recreation facilities?
A fire scientist explains the risk of flying embers that can travel over a mile from a wildfire and how people can protect their homes.
The treatment of the horse Saint Boy has ignited fierce discussion about horses in modern pentathlon, and reanimated ethical debates about horses’ jobs beyond the Olympics.
Current building codes do not include the most efficient way to keep houses standing and intact during tornadoes.
As many teens and adults in the US restart their social lives, parents of children under the age of 12 wonder when their kids will also be able to experience the freedom that comes with vaccination.
The promise of self-driving cars hasn’t materialized, and we’re no closer to them becoming a reality.
Federal weather scientists are pushing to make the US more ‘weather-ready,’ which could mean prepping for fires, flooding or storms depending on where you live. The common factor: thinking ahead.
Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
Poor indoor air on tribal lands can cause a range of respiratory illnesses, including viral infections. Here’s how people are fixing the problem while preserving traditional ways.
Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they’re building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.
We asked young people aged five to 15 in Darwin about their sense of safety and what they worry about in their community. Here’s what they told us.
There are 15 different kinds of electrical outlets around the world. One standard would be more convenient, but no one wants to change theirs.
Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.