What happened to people inside this building, the U.S. Embassy in Havana?
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Were foreign diplomats and tourists attacked with a 'sonic weapon' – or was it something else? Ultrasound researchers demonstrate a rational, evidence-based explanation.
A lack of federal funds stymies gun violence researchers.
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Research is the foundation for evidence-based policies. But because of funding prohibitions, there's little US research to inform the contentious debate around gun violence and gun control.
A digitally colorized cluster of norovirus virions.
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There's a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics. Here's what that means – and why it's so hard to stop.
About 1 in 20 taxpayers may fill out this part of their returns beginning with the 2018 tax year.
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The lost incentives to give are likely to make a bigger difference than the small uptick in economic growth expected from the new law.
An annual vaccine is your best protection against the flu.
After Australia's tough flu season, some experts predict that the U.S. is in for a few difficult months. What does that mean for you?
This man may soon be the world’s ‘second-most-powerful person.’
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
The chair of the Federal Reserve is often considered the world's 'second-most-powerful person.' So who is Jerome Powell and why does it matter that he may soon head the Fed?
The iPhone X’s big new features come with a high price tag.
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Apple's latest iPhone sold out within minutes of its launch, but questions still remain about whether that pace of demand will continue and, if so, whether the company's supply chain will be able to keep up.
With no money to research guns, there’s no evidence to base policy on.
Horrific mass shootings in the US typically renew the national debate about gun policy. A gun researcher explains the lack of funding for study in this area and what that means for informed policy.
Millions of Americans donate to relief efforts after natural disasters.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
FirstNet could relieve emergency workers of having to carry multiple radios and other communications devices.
AP Photo/Ric Francis
A multibillion-dollar effort is just beginning to build an all-new nationwide wireless broadband network for emergency responders. How will it work, why do we need it and how will it last 25 years?
NASA’s projection of the August 21 solar eclipse.
An astronomer explains how and why – and when – eclipses happen, what we can learn from them, and what they would look like if you were standing on the moon.
When President Bill Cllinton officially ended welfare as we knew it, he was flanked by women who had received Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
Trump's rationale for cutting the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program rests on a myth at odds with contemporary data.
Ceilings are overrated.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
The US government reached the limits of its borrowing capacity in March and is fast approaching the point at which it will no longer be able to pay all its bills. What’s the big deal?
Using an ATM isn’t risk-free, but there’s a lot of security already.
Fifty years after the first ATM went into service, the main problem – identifying authorized users – remains the same. But methods for doing so have improved significantly.
Amazon suddenly became a major player in the supermarket wars.
Amazon paid a premium to snap up the upscale grocery chain, so we asked an economist to help us better understand the deal and what it means.
A page from the Quran.
There are many myths around Sharia. A scholar explains the moral and ethical principles behind it, as also why there are different interpretations.
Some nonprofits, including the NAACP, can operate different divisions subject to different IRS rules but with the same branding.
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Social welfare groups have become more common – and more controversial – in recent years. Fixing gaps in the oversight of this kind of nonprofit will take bipartisan action.
Opening up data and materials helps with research transparency.
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Partly in response to the so-called 'reproducibility crisis' in science, researchers are embracing a set of practices that aim to make the whole endeavor more transparent, more reliable – and better.
Tornado seven miles south of Anadarko, Oklahoma, May 3, 1999.
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As deadly tornadoes rip through southern and central states, two meteorology professors explain what causes these dangerous storms.
Community health workers like these visit patients’ homes in Malawi to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation–Malawi/Chris Cox
All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump's expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.