Would a Trump Presidency Really Help Our Coal Industry?
Coal mining jobs have been in decline since the 1980s. Is there reason to think Donald Trump could resuscitate a dying industry?
Your Neighbor's Chickens Are Grosser Than You Think
Backyard chickens may be dirtier than you think.
The Causes of Violent Crime Are Blowing in the Wind
Serious crimes are more likely to occur in neighborhoods downwind of air pollution, according to a new study.
A Sociologist Weighs in on Sex Work and James Deen
Pacific Standard sits down to talk with Chauntelle Tibbals.
Are Microbeads About to Become a Thing of the Past?
The House voted this week to ban microbeads. This is a demonstrably good thing.
Japan Is Killing Whales in the Name of 'Science'
Japanese officials claim hunting a select number of whales each year provides valuable insight into the animal's health and migration. Conservationists, however, criticize the whaling program as a front to evade commercial whaling bans.
Is There Really a Link Between Climate Change and National Security?
It would appear so, going by current research.
Sexual Assault Against Servicemen Is Worse Than We Thought
A new report highlights the troubling reality of sexual assault for men in the military.
Adrian Robinson Jr. and the NFL's Multifaceted Concussion Problem
The science behind football brain injuries.
Why the Addition of a Warning Label to Roundup Matters
Nathan Donley, a staff scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, discusses the harmful side effects of the glyphosate.
The Importance of Diversity to an Animal's Survival
To better understand endangered species, study their genetics.