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White nationalism, born in the USA, is now a global terror threat

The recent massacre of 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand is the latest confirmation that white supremacy is a danger to democratic societies across...

Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

New data on health across the U.S. shows that high housing costs are harming Americans’ health –...

Why some counties are powerhouses for innovation

By the time the application window closed, Amazon had received 238 proposals from cities and regions throughout North America looking to become the second headquarters of the...

Sandy Hook lawsuit court victory opens crack in gun maker immunity shield

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on March 14 that families of the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting...

Student loans and 'risk-sharing' – the problem with penalizing colleges when graduates can't pay

When a student borrows money from the government to go to college and then has serious trouble paying it back, should the college be on the hook to help pay back the government?...

Teaching in America's prisons has taught me to believe in second chances

In 2007, I gave someone a second chance. I was in Danbury Federal Correctional Institution recruiting...

Wastewater is an asset – it contains nutrients, energy and precious metals, and scientists are learning how to recover them

Most people think as little as possible about the wastewater that is produced daily from their showers, bathtubs, sinks, dishwashers and toilets. But with the right techniques,...

What makes natural gas bottlenecks happen during extreme cold snaps

Chicago's Lake Michigan waterfront froze during the 2019 polar vortex. AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato When...

Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

New data on health across the U.S. shows that high housing costs are harming Americans’ health – and that some communities are affected more than others. The 2019 County...

The politics of fear: How it manipulates us to tribalism

The cruel murder of 50 people in New Zealand was another tragic reminder of how humans are capable of...

Here's how airplane crash investigations work, according to an aviation safety expert

The fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 has resulted in the worldwide grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Investigators are probing the crash and another like it that...

Jupiter's Great Red Spot: A 300-year-old cyclone persists but is shrinking

The Great Red Spot, a storm larger than the Earth and powerful enough to tear apart smaller storms that...