Tech giants are leveraging new technologies that aid oil extraction, hiding behind philanthropy but reaping profits while hastening ecological collapse.
Manual audits of machine-marked “paper ballots” from hybrid voting systems cannot detect fraud because the hybrids can change votes after the ballots have been cast.
Red flags laws may prevent gun violence as well as suicides, but they also introduce civil rights concerns that will likely lead to court challenges.
The widespread adoption of surveillance-based business practices by tech giants Amazon, Google, and Facebook poses an existential threat to a democratic capitalist society.
Students in the US and worldwide skipped class to join the Youth Climate Strike, demanding legislative action to stop climate change.
Researchers have linked the advent of food processing techniques 8000 years ago to advances in language.
An alternative view of the contours of power and politics in America.
With gun violence on the rise for the first time since the 1990s, active shooter drills are becoming a “normal” part of the school day. Here’s what kids are being taught and why.
Restoring government of the people — or not — will define the nation’s future, activists say.
Over the past 11 years, Emilio Gutierrez has been on a roller coaster — detained two times and threatened with deportation, then given reprieves.
As the Trump administration furthers its ties to Saudi Arabia, the US says it will not pursue a Saudi man who fled Oregon after killing a teenage girl in a hit-and-run.
Threats to accessing government information, intrusive surveillance of citizens, and a weakened news industry create a somber event.
The US is trying to sell chicken to Britain once they leave Europe, but they are resisting. Why?
Mike Berners-Lee looks at ways our global problems and challenges are connected.
If you think the current brouhaha over gun violence is somehow unprecedented in American history, read on.
PG&E has filed for bankruptcy after being implicated in the Camp Fire, which killed at least 86 people and destroyed the town of Paradise.
Why did Democrats buy into a for-profit system that locks up and brutalizes people seeking a new life?
Elections of far-right populists in the EU are endangering progress on climate initiatives, according to a new study.
The news media giant will devote two hours of Sunday prime time extolling the legacy of one of America’s most powerful families. Then there’s the other stuff it won’t talk about. WhoWhatWhy notes that the latter is also important context.
Coffee is under threat from climate change and disease. Can scientists save it?