Reading Time: 4 minutes According to President Donald Trump, the economy is doing stupendous — thanks to him. But the reality on the ground is that American workers have seen better days, back when unions were prevalent and had real leverage.
Reading Time: 2 minutes All-time temperature records are being smashed around the globe. While US leaders remain skeptical of climate change, scientists are growing alarmed at the clear signs of its reality.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The discovery of a large underground lake could constitute the strongest evidence yet for the possibility of life on Mars.
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study shows that teens who frequently consume digital media are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A potentially revolutionary technology that increases the odds of inheritance for specific genes was recently tested on lab mice. Scientists regarded the results with measured optimism.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump’s decision to spare immigrant families the pain and trauma of separation is an insincere, opportunistic method of keeping intact a morally indefensible policy.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Self-aggrandizement, grandiose promises, and conflicting interpretations characterize a historic and bizarre US-North Korea summit.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The most violent volcanic eruption in central America in four decades ravaged Guatemala barely a week ago, but opposing government factions are already blaming one another for criminal negligence.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Led by its ambitious millennial mayor, a poverty-stricken town on the outskirts of Silicon Valley has developed an experimental program that would dispense free cash to its struggling residents.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Georgia’s first female African American gubernatorial nominee ran a radically progressive campaign that should have been anathema to voters in a deep-red state. Instead, she may have provided a blueprint for her party to win in the South.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The peculiar amphibian is somehow impervious to lethal levels of a jaundice-causing toxin — the pigment responsible for its green color.
Reading Time: 2 minutes That the most populous social media platform would dabble in the rapidly expanding sphere of online dating is not radical. But to unveil the new initiative just weeks after the company’s biggest data scandal seems like self-sabotage.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Mick Mulvaney’s confession to bank executives, along with his efforts to thwart the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, shows that the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street is operating as busily as it ever has.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Fifty years on, the promise of the Fair Housing Act is largely unfulfilled: blacks and whites still predominantly live in different neighborhoods. Is it time for fair-housing advocates to go back to the drawing board?
Reading Time: 2 minutes In a disturbing maneuver, the Sinclair Broadcast Group enlisted local broadcasters to launch a coordinated attack on the mainstream media’s credibility.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study shows that the average debt-ridden college grad delivered almost $100,000 to landlords before they hit 30.
Reading Time: 2 minutes As lawsuits pile up and stocks tumble, will Facebook finally start taking privacy issues seriously?
Reading Time: 2 minutes A British diver found himself swimming amid a cluster of trash so dense it could be mistaken for a seaweed colony.