Bias-motivated attacks became a distinct crime in the 1980s. But police investigate only a fraction of the roughly 200,000 hate crimes reported each year – and even fewer ever make it to court.
These wartime abductions aren’t specific to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Throughout history, they’ve inflicted trauma on society’s most vulnerable – making them a rich subject matter for the stage.
Colorado is one of 19 states that have laws in place to prevent individuals believed to pose a threat from obtaining guns. But a preventive order needs to be petitioned before it can be issued.
A finance expert explains why President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program got blocked – and what’s next for student loan borrowers in search of relief.
Migrants and refugee claimants in immigration detention continue to face serious trauma and abuse. The federal government must take action to stop migrant detentions.
A leading climate scientist explains why going over 1.5 degrees Celsius puts the world in a danger zone.
Using a Nobel Prize-winning technique called cryo-EM, researchers were able to identify potential areas on the hepatitis C virus that a vaccine could target.
The value of frequent flyer miles sometimes seems to defy the laws of economics.
Some rail unions are resisting government pressure to accept a new employment contract. Stoppages could derail the economy, but history suggests the authorities will keep the trains running.
Americans of all stripes have long embraced the culture of the ancient Mediterranean, using ancient ideals to navigate a new world.
The Java quake was so devastating in part because it occurred so close to the surface.
It’s a landmark agreement, acknowledging for the first time that wealthy countries bear some responsibility to help. But it leaves many unanswered questions.
A mix of New England and British traditions and historical events led to the particular poultry you’ll find on Thanksgiving tables everywhere.
Gratitude and praise are not only some of the most common themes in Christian music, but also some of the oldest.
Start high, drop fast and avoid the free-riders: How to design subsidies that can boost clean energy in the US and elsewhere.
People don’t randomly select who they have children with. And that means an underlying assumption in research that tries to link particular genes to certain diseases or traits is wrong.
The death of popular rapper Takeoff underscores a uniquely American problem – gun violence.
Respiratory viruses are hitting young children and infants particularly hard this fall and winter season, and experts don’t yet know exactly why.
Staging the spectacle in Qatar has raised rights issues and concerns about the heat. But away from the controversy, there will be the usual mix of sporting moments, supporters’ joy and heartache.
Adidas releases a new ball for every World Cup. At the highest level of play, a ball that behaves in unexpected ways can throw players off. A sports physicist explains the science of this year’s ball.