According to Research
A look at the science behind a claim in the news.
Immigrants Are Changing Their Routines Out of Fear, a Survey Finds
Even permanent residents and naturalized citizens report avoiding activities like driving, visiting a doctor, or talking with teachers.
What Can We Learn From a Flawed Live Facial Recognition Experiment?
Facial recognition technology can be used to prevent criminal activity. But, in London, one study shows the police system gets it wrong 81 percent of the time.
What Does Being a Man's 'Type' Have to Do With Harassment and Rape?
President Donald Trump recently defended himself against an accusation of rape by saying the accuser wasn't his type. How much does attraction play into sexual harassment and assault?
Do Debates Change Voters' Minds? Here's What the Research Says.
As 20 Democratic contenders face off this week, here's a look at some stories from our archives that offer insight into the format.
Do Climate Marches Encourage Others to Take Action?
When it comes to changing people's perceptions, a study suggests that the climate movement may be different from other causes.
New Research Shows SNAP Recipients Are a Benefit to—Not a Drain on—Rural Economies
The roughly 40 million Americans who use food assistance programs are also helping to create jobs.
Colorado Just Capped the Price That Insurers Can Charge Patients for Insulin. Who Will the Law Help?
A wide swath of Americans report using less insulin than they're prescribed because of cost concerns.
Studies Show Fears About Migration and Disease Are Unfounded
Research has found that migrants and refugees don't spread diseases to host populations, though migrants themselves are often at higher risk of illness because of poor living conditions.
Will Including Prescription Drug Prices in Ads Drive Down Prices?
A new rule will soon require most drug ads on TV to state the drug's list price. Here's what the science says about how people will likely react.
Bernie Sanders Says His Campaign's New Sexual Misconduct Policy Is the 'Gold Standard'
Here's what experts say about best practices to prevent sexual harassment on the campaign trail.
More States Are Restricting Who Can Sue Agriculture Operations
Six states are restricting lawsuits against concentrated animal feeding operations in ways that will disproportionately affect low-income communities.
What Joe Biden's Joke About 'Permission' to Hug Reveals About Men's Understanding of Consent
Even as men profess to understand affirmative consent in their jokes and apologies, many conflate sexual desire with consent in practice.
Should We Blame Pharmaceutical Companies for America's Opioid Epidemic? Here's What the Science Says.
Legal evidence is needed to pin addiction and death on opioid manufacturers, but the science suggests that a large and ready supply of legal prescription painkillers led to many addictions.
Is Government Regulation Keeping Americans From Getting Addiction Care?
A new major report finds that laws around medication for opioid addiction aren't based in science.
Research Shows Alabama's Drug Testing Bill Would Harm Those SNAP Is Supposed to Help
SNAP has become more vulnerable under Trump. Alabama's law could test how far the administration is willing to go to destabilize the program.
New Female Scientists Get $40,000 Less in Federal Grants Than New Male Ones, Study Finds
Bias in funding is an underappreciated barrier for women and underrepresented minorities in science.
Heavy Winter Precipitation May Not Impact Fire Season in California
Wet weather may seem like good news for the drought-plagued state, but a new study finds that it will have minimal effects on wildfire season.
How Reliable Is Accomplice Testimony Like Michael Cohen's?
Don't take it without corroboration.
How Liam Neeson's Comments Reflect the Black Rapist Myth
The racist thoughts that the actor admitted to align with long-running stereotypes.
The Violence Against Women Act Has Expired. What Does That Mean for the Programs It Funds?
Many programs and shelters that address dating violence and sexual abuse are without funding.
The Faulty Foundations of Trump's Threats to Withhold FEMA Funding From Wildfire Victims
Firefighters and climate scientists have pushed back on Trump's claims about wildfire management, month after month.