Signs that a college may be about to close may not always be apparent.
Before you invest your money in going to a particular college, you should figure out if a school is financially healthy enough to keep its doors open, two veteran college administrators warn.
All voting-age Indians may soon be asked to submit government-issued ID to prove citizenship. That may be a challenge for women, religious minorities and members of oppressed castes.
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Many women, Muslims and members of oppressed castes in India lack government-issued ID. Yet these documents may soon be required to prove their citizenship.
Jeffrey Epstein faced sex trafficking and conspiracy charges when he died in July 2019.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
Giving away big sums of money is supposed to make the world a better place. So, why are so many deep-pocketed donors getting themselves and the causes they support in trouble?
In a recent study, women doctors were more likely to be introduced by their first names rather than by their titles.
A recent study looked at how female doctors were introduced at a lecture series compared to how male doctors were introduced. The title 'Dr.' was used much more often for men.
Many boys are taught they shouldn’t do ‘girl things’ like ballet.
Mattel created a new line of dolls because of research suggesting kids don't want toys 'dictated by gender norms' – but supplanting those norms will take a lot more than that.
A supporter of former Bolivian president Evo Morales tells a police officer to respect the nation’s indigenous people, in La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 12, 2019.
AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Evo Morales is at least the ninth Bolivian president to by forced out of office by a mass uprising. But even in exile he remains by far the most popular politician in the country.
Moths flutter toward light at night, but why?
Moths and insects cluster around lights at night. Why?
Generic drugs can be a great way to save money, but a recent study shows there are risks involved.
As drug prices soar, consumers look for cheaper generics. A recent study showed safety issues in some generics made abroad, however, suggesting that the FDA's honor system may not be enough to ensure safety.
Calif. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, discussing the lawsuit his office has filed against Purdue Pharma.
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The government has tried to harness a profit-driven drug industry to serve public health before.
Affluent neighborhoods have very different microbes from those in poor ones.
You probably know about the collection of microorganisms that live in, on and around us. But did you know that not everyone in society has equal access to them? That needs to change.
The waters of Quitobaquito in southern Arizona have attracted diverse visitors for thousands of years.
Border wall construction through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona is encroaching on a site where people from many cultures have interacted for thousands of years.
A less common sight in the U.S. today.
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Over the last 35 years, the number of Americans who have moved has steadily declined to nearly half of their previous levels.
Some are convinced that details from the past are being warped.
Real-life adherents to the Mandela Effect veer into conspiratorial thinking. But they do hit on an important truth: Our understanding of history is malleable.
Access to the shoreline is great, but what about places not on the coast?
Béju (Happy City, Street Plan, University of Virginia)
Research into public health benefits of integrating nature into cities has focused on green spaces. New studies suggest water features are just as useful and can piggyback on other infrastructure goals.
Both the hardware and software of commercial drones can be changed easily.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Modified commercial drones are getting more powerful and can easily be turned into weapons. A researcher argues for ways to prevent their development.
Trump says Argentina is intentionally weakening the peso.
Most countries manipulate their currencies – at least a little – but at the moment that's not the real reason they are undervalued relative to the dollar.
Refugees in the city of Qab Illyas in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley dig their own water wells.
Hussein A. Amery
Both drought and violence drove many Syrians out of their homes; even if the war ends, the continuing difficulty of farming will make it hard for them to return.
A portrait from 1868 of abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz
Among Tubman's most daring feats was helping slaves escape. She believed she went into trances and had visions. These, to her, were God's way of guiding her, which made her quite fearless.
Burning invasive, nonnative grasses on federal land at Lower Table Rock, Oregon.
Along with climate change and drought, invasive grasses are promoting wildfires across the US, even in areas that don't normally burn.
Sharing electronic medical records broadly could identify trends as well as mistakes, but it also poses privacy concerns.
A project involving tens of millions of patient records poses ethical issues, even though patients could ultimately gain. Here's why privacy concerns are a hurdle.
A man stands on the rubble of his home in the Haitian Quarter, after the passage of the Hurricane Dorian in Abaco, Bahamas, Sept. 16, 2019.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
The economy of the Bahamas depends on Haitian labor. But some Bahamians see no place for migrant workers in their country's long, slow recovery from Hurricane Dorian.
Will quantum computers ever reliably best classical computers?
Google claims quantum supremacy – IBM says not so fast. One researcher explains why he doesn't see quantum computers outpacing classical computers any time soon ... and maybe not ever.
Around 10 states in the U.S. have hit over 120 degrees Fahrenheit on their hottest days this year.
More places around the world are experiencing days with record high temperatures. These prolonged hot spells may have unanticipated impacts on pregnant women, triggering early deliveries.
We love junk food.
Many argue the key to helping low-income Americans eat healthier is eliminating food deserts. A new study suggests this doesn't help.
Your lovable dog has a value of about $10,000, researchers suggest.
Dogs' lives have monetary value, and several researchers recently measured it. Their method shows how research and funding decisions can be made. Just don't tell Bowser he's worth only $10,000.