Opponents of a new California law that may lift the minimum wage for fast food workers claim it’ll cost jobs. How raising it affects employment is among the most studied issues in all of economics.
Research shows supporting newly released prisoners to move to a new area can slash reincarceration rates.
In the wake of two hurricanes in the Turks and Caicos Islands, researchers document for the first time that catastrophic storms can be agents of natural selection, influencing how species evolve.
Large-scale natural experiments such as oil spills, tsunamis and climate change are things you wouldn’t want to do on purpose. But that doesn’t mean they’re not scientifically useful experiments too.