Republicans have tried dozens of times to repeal Obamacare, but their biggest challenge has been the lack of a workable replacement plan. Here's an idea devised by two health economists.
The first US Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up in 1999. Here's why truth commissions matter today.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong. How can this vision help with community-building today?
Finding a way to reduce inequality is key not only to solving a host of other problems but also to rescuing America's fast-disappearing middle class.
The most effective weapons in the fight to stop LGBTQ bullying might just be quite simple -- young people coming together to talk, laugh and share their lives.
Bees and other pollinating insects are under stress worldwide. Research in South Texas shows that simple steps like planting wildflowers near fields can help pollinators and boost farmers' profits.
The learning loss that occurs over the summer for poor students can lead to a growing academic achievement gap in subsequent years. What are community schools and how do they help low-income students?
Doctors know that inappropriate prescribing can lead to antibiotic resistance. So why do they keep doing it?
It's that time of the year when students get ready to enroll in college. But many don't, even after being accepted. What can be done?
New guidelines from the World Health Organization mean more people are eligible for antiretrorviral therapy. It's critical to find ways for people to start treatment without multiple clinic visits.
Two mathematicians explain why majority voting often fails to elect the candidate preferred by the majority and propose an alternative, 'majority judgment.'
Science and technology research has become so complicated and expensive that a gap has grown between the experiments scientists would like to do and what they have the means to do.
The outlook can be bleak for people with ASD who have difficulty navigating the stressful work world. A trial project in Connecticut sought to find a new way to help them become truly independent.
Long-term drought and water shortages in many parts of the U.S. are spurring interest in ways to reuse graywater -- the water that drains from sources such as showers, bathtubs and washing machines.
How can diverse societies agree on strategies for tackling complex problems? Lawrence Susskind and Ella Kim of MIT explain how role-playing games can help people learn to collaborate.
Unlike CEOs, mayors are enthusiastic imitators and intimate allies, rather than fierce competitors. On World Cities Day, how US mayors are looking abroad for inspiration to solve problems
In the 1920s, refugees were allowed unrestricted passage to countries that needed workers. There's a lesson here.
Universities across the country are increasingly buying into the idea of sustainability science as an academic discipline. There are 118 such programs today. What's the point?
Agroecological techniques that mimic nature – the antithesis of GMOs and high-cost fertilizers – have made farmers in developing countries more resilient to extreme weather.
There are plenty of strategies to reduce tobacco use – especially in young people – that don't go as far as a total sales ban.