What is proof? In both law and science, it's basically a consensus of experts – but they work at very different speeds. That means juries may reach verdicts on an issue before the science is settled.
Roughly one-third of the league won't be trying to win this season. What's fueling this trend?
Your brain's sensory talents go way beyond those traditional five senses. A team of geoscientists and neurobiologists explored how the human brain monitors and responds to magnetic fields.
In the late 1970s, 52 percent of 12th-graders hung out with their friends almost every day. By 2017, only 28 percent were doing so.
Children with cancer not only endure chemotherapy or radiation treatment but they may also face infertility in adulthood. Now a new procedure, just proven in monkeys, may be close to use in humans.
Some are calling the FAA's relationship with Boeing an open-and-shut case of 'regulatory capture.' The reality is more complicated.
Though largely political and symbolic, the campus free speech order that President Trump issued matters because it ties millions of federal research dollars to how well colleges protect free speech.
Of course people need ethics. But the current troubles in the technology industry are not evidence of an ethics crisis; it is a public-policy crisis.
About 47 million adults in the US are expected to gamble on March Madness this year. A growing share of the bets will actually be legal.
The Trump administration has proposed a major revamp of the National Flood Insurance Program since its inception in 1968. Here's why it needs fixing.
Unless it sparks joy, go ahead and scratch this task off your spring-cleaning checklist.
Trust in the news media is low. One way to regain that trust is better transparency, media experts say. But what does transparency mean? The field of organizational management may provide an answer.
Electronic medical records were supposed to improve health care. Are they doing that? Two doctors describe the problems.
As marijuana and its derivatives are sold legally in more states, pets are getting into pot, accidentally. And some owners are intentionally giving them CBD. A vet explains the dangers.
From the French Revolution to #MeToo, social movements often burst into the mainstream with what seems like little warning. Cass Sunstein explains why.
With Gottlieb's departure from the FDA imminent, what should we expect from the FDA? How is it likely to regulate the still controversial genetically engineered foods?
Pope Francis recently confirmed that clergy members abused nuns. Since the early days of monasticism, the presence of nuns led to restrictions that limited contact between men and women.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change.
Despite the known benefits of black students having black teachers, teacher license exams often stand in the way – even though they don't predict which teachers will be effective, a scholar says.
A strong link exists among sexual violence, substance use disorder and HIV in women. Why are the women who are most at risk being overlooked?
Summer camps – long the stuff of American lore – can teach kids important life lessons as they have some fun along the way. Two experts on summer camp offer insight into what those lessons are.
The way books are sorted at the library can be highly political, touching upon issues of race and identity.
If Israel's longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu loses in the upcoming elections, some hope that his removal will pave the way for peace. But there are several reasons why that's not likely.
Many Renaissance-era masterworks depicted rape and sexual assault as erotic. Beginning in the 1970s, artists worked to redefine rape as a crime of aggression and act of female subjugation.
When it comes to innovation, Santa Clara County is way ahead of the rest of the US. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 140,000 patents were granted there – triple the number of the next-ranked county.