A look at the science behind a claim in the news.
Even permanent residents and naturalized citizens report avoiding activities like driving, visiting a doctor, or talking with teachers.
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.
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?
As 20 Democratic contenders face off this week, here's a look at some stories from our archives that offer insight into the format.
When it comes to changing people's perceptions, a study suggests that the climate movement may be different from other causes.
The roughly 40 million Americans who use food assistance programs are also helping to create jobs.
A wide swath of Americans report using less insulin than they're prescribed because of cost concerns.
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.
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.
Here's what experts say about best practices to prevent sexual harassment on the campaign trail.
Six states are restricting lawsuits against concentrated animal feeding operations in ways that will disproportionately affect low-income communities.
Even as men profess to understand affirmative consent in their jokes and apologies, many conflate sexual desire with consent in practice.
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.
A new major report finds that laws around medication for opioid addiction aren't based in science.
SNAP has become more vulnerable under Trump. Alabama's law could test how far the administration is willing to go to destabilize the program.
Bias in funding is an underappreciated barrier for women and underrepresented minorities in science.
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.
Don't take it without corroboration.
The racist thoughts that the actor admitted to align with long-running stereotypes.
Many programs and shelters that address dating violence and sexual abuse are without funding.
Firefighters and climate scientists have pushed back on Trump's claims about wildfire management, month after month.