Xylazine, or tranq, is increasingly being mixed with drugs like fentanyl or heroin and can be difficult to detect. Most people who use drugs are unable to tell if they have been exposed to it.
The first transgender medical clinic opened in the US in the 1960s. But cisgender and intersex children began receiving similar treatments even earlier – often without their consent.
Foreign agent laws claimed as a tool to fight back against foreign interference can also be used to silence critics and repress law-abiding NGOs, independent media and individuals.
Saudi Arabia’s choice of China to broker its deal with Iran surprised many, but is consistent with its foreign policy agenda.
Senators, governors, representatives and past presidents have to weigh multiple factors before declaring their 2024 run for president. Campaign financing is one of them.
Superconductors are materials that can transmit electricity without any resistance. Researchers are getting closer to creating superconducting materials that can function in everyday life.
Even fake guns can be dangerous if they are mistaken for real ones by the police or other armed adults.
Expanding SNAP helped shield low-income children from some of the harm caused by economic upheaval when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Organ models that more accurately capture finer details could reduce surgical error and lead to personalized implants.
Do the show’s fans secretly identify with the characters’ pursuit of power and pleasure?
The local news crisis is more than a problem of shuttered newsrooms and laid-off journalists. It’s a democracy crisis. And public radio can help fix it. But it needs more money and staff to do that.
A memorial to Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King Jr. has received stinging criticisms, but time will tell whether ‘The Embrace’ will endure as a cherished work of public art.
Waco has been used as a rallying cry for decades, two scholars of domestic extremism explain.
The Fed’s decision to raise rates is likely to put more pressure on regional banks, which will make it harder to avoid a recession.
Polarization among the public and politicians threatens to undermine educational progress made over the past few decades.
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The Fed raised rates by a quarter-point – less aggressive than had been expected before the current banking crisis, but signaling inflation is still its focus.
Banning TikTok: What data privacy risk does the app pose, and what could the Chinese government do with data it collects? And is it even possible to ban an app?
Researchers have developed a method for producing strong plastic materials by tweaking the chemical structure of superglue.
Mindfulness is everywhere in pop culture today, but that doesn’t mean people agree on what it means.