Detroit residents with past-due bills are facing water shut-offs again after a reprieve during COVID-19. At the same time, providers are also raising rates.
Joaquin Phoenix has previously been mocked for a facial scar that some have assumed is a cleft lip. Two geneticists and a surgeon explain what causes this common birth defect.
Five of the Uranus moons might be ocean worlds − and if there’s water, there might be life.
We rarely see good news headlines when a cyclone, earthquake or wildfire does not turn disastrous.
Among adolescents, boys are more likely to die of an overdose than girls, and using combinations of drugs substantially raises the risk of an overdose.
Stereotypes about religion vs. science are overblown – but those assumptions can create challenges for religious grad students, a sociologist finds.
Negotiating global progress on climate change involves walking a fine line, as a former UN official explains.
The Supreme Court will hear five cases this term that will examine the nature of online discussion spaces run by social media platforms.
A cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas has seen the release of 58 hostages held in Gaza and 111 Palestinians held in Israeli jails.
The longest-running study of its kind reviewed death records in the path of pollution from coal-fired power plants. The numbers are staggering − but also falling fast as US coal plants close.
Chlorine is a widely used industrial chemical that’s frequently a factor in toxic accidents and workplace injuries. A pharmaceutical expert explains why it’s so hazardous.
Ever seen the northern lights? You have a magnetic layer in Earth’s atmosphere to thank for those beautiful displays. But the magnetosphere does a lot more than create auroras.
No matter your age, if you’re being bullied − there’s help out there.
There are a number of pathogens which are reported to be causing the outbreak of respiratory illness in China.
Reports of an alleged Indian plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist in the United States could undermine India-U.S. relations and both country’s efforts to counter China’s growing influence.
Loyalty schemes tend to be the most generous when the economy has hit a patch of turbulence.
The ruling could make it impossible for groups like the ACLU to file lawsuits to protect people’s right to vote – significantly changing how the Voting Rights Act has been interpreted so far.
A political philosopher writes that voters may put up with some degree of deception from politicians, but they may not accept being lied to unnecessarily.
With the state of the economy unclear, shoppers seem hesitant to get too festive, too fast.
The explosion of generative AI tools like ChatGPT and fears about where the technology might be headed distract from the many ways AI affects people every day – for better and worse.