The gun rights decision from the conservative majority on the Supreme Court signals a fundamental change in how the court reads the Constitution.
A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.
A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
Economic growth of countries needs many ingredients. Getting the recipe just right is important.
Concerns about Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders have made the rest of the world wary of sending money, and many foreign aid workers have already fled.
An anthropologist explains the power of purification rituals, such as bringing down a building following a tragic occurrence in it, and why they help reduce our anxieties.
The US Environmental Protection Agency is reexamining the health effects of bisphenol A. A chemist explains why BPA is in plastics and why it’s hard to find a safe replacement.
States with red flag laws saw fewer firearm deaths, on average, than states without them.
Presley never wrote a memoir. Nor did he keep a diary. His music could have been a window into his inner life, but he didn’t even write his songs.
Some of the largest donations made in 2021 went to donor-advised funds, financial accounts known as DAFs.
Parents are often the primary source of information that children receive from their environment. How consistent parents’ interactions with their children are matters.
The latest data shows imports of bottle rockets, sparklers and other fireworks at a record pace, even as consumer demand appears likely to wane. That could create opportunities for patient revelers.
Sometimes wind and solar power produce more electricity than the local grid can handle. Better energy storage and transmission could move extra energy to where it’s needed instead of shutting it off.
Many countries welcome foreigners who want to join their military forces.
The homogeneity of citizen science volunteers undercuts the ability of these projects to bring science to underserved communities.
Heat domes are a dangerous part of summer weather.
In an interview, scholar Alyssa Collins explains how her time spent plumbing the sci fi writer’s papers left her stunned by the breadth of her interests and the depth of her scientific knowledge.
Once again, the court has expanded the legal ways that public funds can be used for students at religious institutions.