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?
Dams have been linked to habitat degradation, worsened biodiversity, and negative changes in river ecology.
By the morning after Election Day, America knew the number of women in the House of Representatives would hit historic highs. Could the Senate and governors' mansions, too?
A record number of women ran for some of the nation's highest offices this year. Here's how they've influenced the gender make-up of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the states' governors.
In a new study, males were more likely to endorse sexually aggressive behavior if they worried they were viewed as incompetent.
Pacific Standard spoke to Ocasio-Cortez about how she got to where she is and why it matters that young women and women of color are running for office.
Officials from the tribe worry about the economic impacts of closing the Navajo Generating Station, but water conservationists are pushing for the region to move on.
Research finds men who feel metaphorically impotent, and then assume a position of authority, are more likely to sexually harass subordinates.
In her new book, lawyer Tanya Osensky argues that constantly monitoring height is a symptom and driver of a pervasive "heightism" that unjustly frames tallness as powerful and shortness as weak.
In Wyoming, where Philip Anschutz is currently building the largest wind farm in the world, coal, which is cheap and plentiful, is the answer to just about everything.
Until we find a way to effectively store energy, the power on California's electricity grid will rise and fall with the sun.
Injustices to other people don't capture their attention quite as quickly.
New research finds having power increases the perception one has plenty of time.
The price of this renewable energy source is now competitive with older, dirtier alternatives—and getting cheaper by the day.
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
The powerless may carry even heavier loads than we thought.
A new professional class of movers and shakers—people who serve overlapping roles in government, business, and media with smiling finesse—is controlling the flow of power and money in America. The anthropologist Janine Wedel is bent on making us understand just how dangerous this new normal can be.