Nonprofit leaders aren’t particularly diverse.
Leaders like Ford Foundation President Darren Walker are the exception.
Meat is a very popular food for most Americans. Its nutritional value is a topic of much debate.
Confused about whether meat is good or bad for you? You're not alone. Various studies, some of which were funded by the meat industry, have added to the confusion. A noted expert sorts it out.
Premature infants are at higher risk for lung diseases.
Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure combined with oxygen treatment led to lung inflammation and altered immunity in a study in mice.
An artist’s conception of WASP-18b, a giant exoplanet that orbits very close to its star.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/I.Pillitteri et al; Optical: DSS
Sometimes it is difficult to take a photograph of an exoplanet because the star illuminating it is too bright. Now there is a new 'deluminator' telescope that can block out the extra light.
The earliest biblical descriptions do not mention the presence of any barnyard animals, that are part of Nativity displays today.
Nativity scenes showing the birth of baby Jesus first originated in the small Italian town of Greccio.
Were you subtly encouraged to make that menu choice?
A scholar who studies consumer decision-making explains just what it is in the human mind that makes people susceptible to nudges toward one behavior or another.
Legal battles require the same skills seen at the highest levels of chess.
The same skills and talents that enable chess players to dominate the board will also serve aspiring lawyers well in the courtroom, a law scholar argues.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren would make universal preschool a federal priority.
AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for a substantial and unprecedented spending boost.
The holidays for many are not always about joy. Grief is a significant part of the holidays for those who have lost loved ones in the past year.
Grief has been thought to present itself in five stages, but newer studies into how people process grief shows that, in many ways, it never ends. Grief can be especially powerful at the holidays.
Holiday drinking can get out of hand before we know it. It’s important to know the signs of overuse.
The holidays are not solely about religious observations or societal celebrations, as alcohol has established itself in the festivities. But how much is too much? An addiction specialist examines.
It’s all about having faith in the purity of the process.
Crisco's main ingredient, cottonseed oil, had a bad rap. So marketers decided to focus on the 'purity' of factory food processing – a successful strategy that other brands would mimic.
Activists protest outside of COP25 climate talks in Madrid, Dec. 14, 2019.
AP Photo/Manu Fernandez
Activists wanted nations to make bigger climate commitments at the Madrid COP-25 meeting, but the meeting's real goal was agreeing on rules for pricing carbon pollution.
It’s one of your body’s most basic vital signs.
Trying a new exercise routine? Strapping on a new wearable monitor? An expert in human physiology explains the ins and outs of your heart rate and why it's a valuable number to understand.
Joe Biden was among the top candidates who met with Unite Here culinary workers in Las Vegas.
All seven Democrats set to take the stage on Dec. 19 had vowed to boycott the debate in support of a union that represents 150 food service workers in California.
America lags when it comes to being able to speak more than one language.
Better job prospects and richer lives are among the many reasons to learn a foreign language, an expert on foreign language instruction writes.
Katie Buck holds her son, Alex, 3, who has Trisomy 18, a chromosomal abnormality that causes severe developmental delays.
The number of children with complex medical issues is growing, thanks in large part to medical advances. But these kids and their caregivers need a lot of support.
Host Jack Barry, middle, is flanked by contestants on ‘21,’ a 1950s TV game show.
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The only satisfactory debate arrangement everyone agreed to nearly 60 years ago largely remains in place today – the game show format.
A bowhead whale breaches the surface of the cold waters near Point Barrow, Alaska.
Kate Stafford, University of Washington
New research is uncovering that whales have their own distinct microbiomes that may play important roles in animal health. But how do scientists study whale microbiomes?
Behavioral science has ideas about how to keep on track beyond January.
Forget being super self-critical and whipping yourself into shape. There are ways to set yourself up for success that are far kinder and work better.
The emotion of lassitude might help your body fight off infection by making certain adjustments.
Fighting off infection comes with predictable psychological and behavioral features. Now researchers suggest an emotion coordinates this response to help you get better. They call it 'lassitude.'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., fields questions from reporters about an impeachment trial in the Senate, Dec. 10, 2019.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Democrats blasted Senate leader Mitch McConnell for saying the GOP would run an impeachment trial as President Trump wished. But senators are not held to a juror's neutrality standard during a trial.
Americans spend a lot of money on gift wrapping supplies.
A new study looks at the impact a gift's wrapping has on how the recipient likes what you give them.
When algorithms make decisions with real-world consequences, they need to be fair.
A machine learning expert predicts a new balance between human and machine intelligence is on the horizon. For that to be good news, researchers need to figure out how to design algorithms that are fair.
In 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon.
Many people are still upset that Pluto was demoted from being a planet. But definitions of various celestial objects are fairly fluid. So whether it is an asteroid or moon or planet is up for debate.
In Rio de Janeiro, practitioners of the Afro-Brazilian faiths Candomble and Umbanda are increasingly under attack by evangelical crusaders.
AP Photo/Leo Correa
As evangelicalism spreads across Brazil, some of Rio de Janeiro's most notorious gangs see minority religions as an affront to God. And they're using guns to spread their gospel.