An economist unravels the seeming contradiction between stocks flirting with all-time highs and growing fears of a recession.
Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it's that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
Fish can't read maps, and their eggs and larvae drift across national boundaries. Recent research shows that local problems in one fishery can affect others across wide areas.
Anti-vaccine info online might have foreign roots and political aims.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person's control.
Citizens voting directly on policy seems like a good idea. But that led to the Brexit mess in the UK. In the US, two scholars say direct democracy deepens distrust of politics and government.
Big storms with lots of flooding, like hurricanes Dorian and Maria, actually restore the Caribbean's delicate balance between native and nonnative fish species, new research finds.
Single parents and unmarried parents who live together spend less on their children than married parents.
Their initial grants do not insist upon filing reports that might indicate what works best. And without more affordable housing, the problem is sure to continue.
Lack of good toothbrushing and dental care in nursing homes is a serious problem that will only get worse as more boomers enter such places. Here's why it's time to think about it.
Most of the world might hate Trump, but in some places, based largely on his policies, there is hope and even admiration.
There's a big market for new treatments for TB, malaria and other ailments. But most of these diseases afflict low-income people unable to pay for medicine.