Todays BIG Story

A teen scientist helped me discover tons of golf balls polluting the ocean

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans has become a global environmental crisis. Many people have seen images that seem to capture it, such as beaches carpeted with plastic...

America's public schools seldom bring rich and poor together – and MLK would disapprove

Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., many carry on his legacy through the...

3 ways Trump could disrupt health care for the better

Since his winning presidential campaign, Donald Trump has been repeatedly billed as a disrupter. From trade and foreign policy to immigration, Trump has consistently tried to...

Brexit: An ‘escape room’ with no escape

Brexit is beginning to look a lot like an “escape room” with no exit. An escape room is an increasingly...

America's public schools seldom bring rich and poor together – and MLK would disapprove

Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., many carry on his legacy through the struggle for racially integrated schools. Yet as King put it in a 1968 speech,...

Gen Z entrepreneurs view higher education as vital to their startups

Today’s college students – dubbed Generation Z – are beginning to make their mark on the workplace...

A teen scientist helped me discover tons of golf balls polluting the ocean

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans has become a global environmental crisis. Many people have seen images that seem to capture it, such as beaches carpeted with plastic...

Bison are back, and that benefits many other species on the Great Plains

Driving north of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, an extraordinary landscape comes into view. Trees disappear and...

Food is medicine: How US policy is shifting toward nutrition for better health

In this new year, millions of Americans will make resolutions about healthier eating. In 2019, could U.S. government leaders further resolve to improve healthier eating as well,...

Why victims of Catholic priests need to hear more than confessions

Pope Francis has criticized U.S. Catholic bishops for how they handled the pervasive sexual abuse of...

Is winter miserable for wildlife?

While the weather outside may indeed get frightful this winter, a parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots and maybe a roaring fire make things bearable for people who live...

Can genetic engineering save disappearing forests?

Compared to gene-edited babies in China and ambitious projects to rescue woolly mammoths from extinction,...