The shutdown is highlighting the crucial role government plays in the lives of citizens and businesses, offering a reminder of its fundamental value to the economy.
There has been a dramatic rise in life-threatening food allergies in the last few decades. Antibiotics, poor diet and C-sections have all been implicated. Now new evidence points to gut microbes.
If you want to really learn your way around a new place, paper maps still trump digital options.
In some cases, these restrictions have plunged people deeper into poverty.
Russians have been charged with interfering with the 2016 US presidential election. If true, it's not an isolated incident. Twice before, foreign powers tried to influence who won the Oval Office.
The latest version of the Spider-Man video game offers insights into how science could be taught more effectively to today's college students, a researcher and video game enthusiast suggests.
Think defensively about your online accounts and data security – and don't assume you'll avoid harm.
Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?
The index fund revolutionized investing for millions. Its founder died on Jan. 16.
Diet-related illnesses cost more than US$1 trillion and immeasurable human suffering and pain. Policymakers are beginning to understand that it makes sense to support food-as-medicine initiatives.
Central Americans who came to the US in the 1980s fleeing civil war drew on their background fighting for social justice back home to help unionize farmworkers, janitors and poultry packers in the US.
The UK's agonizing efforts to find a path out of the European Union is beginning to look a lot like a game or riddle with no solution – and certainly no winners.
Confidentiality is written into the code of ethics that governs the profession. Will Congress force them to break it to learn the contents of Trump’s private meetings?
Fertilizer is a key source of nitrogen pollution which fouls air and water worldwide. Current regulations target farmers, but focusing on producers could spur them to develop greener products.
Studies show a weak relationship between tip amounts and quality of service. But the color gold seems to have a way of making diners feel wealthier – and more generous.
Memberships, subscriptions and small donations are reducing reliance on big grants, but mainly for the outlets that were already flourishing.
Everyone has a different ideal temperature at any given time. It could be more comfortable to monitor people's body temperatures and adjust heating and cooling in response.
As inequality in the US increases, the federal government is failing to address it. Can states pick up the slack?
Keeping the water and power on, managing sewers and collecting garbage will help communities shattered by the Syrian civil war rebuild – and keep out the Islamic State, says a former aid official.
Trump and other leaders use the word 'crisis' to claim there's an emergency that demands urgent action. A leadership expert explains how to evaluate those claims.
Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history, when in 1890 the US military shot and killed 146 unarmed men, women and children in South Dakota.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is defying a constitutional court order to release a UN-backed prosecutor his government arrested and allow his corruption investigation to continue.
The UK government lost a key vote on Brexit – here are the options facing the prime minister.
Something needed to be done to mask the taste of bootleg alcohol that could include ingredients ranging from dead rats to wood tar.
What is the best way to conserve US national parks in a climate-altered future? One answer is connecting parks and other public lands, so plants and animals can shift their ranges.
Hijab is not simply about religion – women wear it for a variety of reasons.