Kratom, which has been linked to many deaths in the US, has been grown in Southeast Asia for centuries. There, people drink a tea made from the herb, with no ill effects. Why the difference?
The microbes in your gut influence how your immune system reacts to bacteria and viruses. A severe immune reaction is deadly; a small one lets the virus win. The right balance may depend on your diet.
While declaring bankruptcy, the gun group confusingly said it was in great financial shape.
A Florida sheriff has been using student records to flag students 'destined' for crime. Now a congressman is calling for a federal inquiry.
Far-right extremists in the US have the potential to mount a coordinated, low-intensity campaign of political violence. It wouldn't be the country's first experience with domestic terror.
Joe Biden's presidential campaign and his inauguration mark an important change for the roughly 3 million people in the United States who stutter.
A new federal antipoverty program for both rural and urban areas is part of the solution, but the power of Big Ag, lack of internet and struggling towns need attention, too.
Nearly half of formerly incarcerated Americans remain jobless for at least a year. But there are some creative solutions to this problem.
US backing of the Paris Agreement has an influence on food security, health and safety and the future warming of the planet.
In choosing a Hebrew Bible belonging to a civil rights leader, Rabbi Jacob Rothschild, Sen. Jon Ossoff appeared to be sending out a message on the strong historic ties between Black people and Jews.
While the debates about Kamala Harris’ multiraciality may seem new, they are similar to the commentary other high-profile mixed-race people in the US have received about their racial identities.
An appeals court described the EPA's effort as 'a series of tortured misreadings' of US law.
From the oath-taking on the Bible during the presidential swearing-in ceremony to the 'awe' and 'restraint' of the early Christian world, the meaning of 'religion' has gone through a long journey.
Researchers find that the most devoted fans take their team's defeats personally and often blame losses on the refs or cheating. Sound familiar?
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium. The calcium-rich limestone bedrock of the lower U.S. Midwest may provide ideal conditions for populations to explode.
St. Matthew is the patron saint of civil servants – making the Washington, D.C., church bearing his name a fitting venue for presidents, both past and present.
From designing vaccine supply chains to improving PPE to rebuilding trust, systematically bringing engineering knowhow to public health problems could make a huge difference.
For decades, presidents routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs.
Since 1953, the economy has only rarely been in recession when a Democrat was in the White House.