Reading Time: < 1 minute The disenfranchisement of felons has played a key role in the outcome of elections throughout the country. In 2000, it even decided the presidential race. What impact will this undemocratic practice have this year?
Reading Time: < 1 minute About half the fruits and vegetables grown in America are not pretty enough to fetch a good price, so they end up in landfills where they rot — releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases. In the meantime, millions starve. This video examines the causes, and offers solutions.
Reading Time: < 1 minute As candidate, Barack Obama said NAFTA benefited Wall Street and not Main Street. As president, he is pushing trade deals that critics say will only help corporations and not ordinary Americans.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that there is a simple way you can get out of answering questions at a traffic stop? Be white.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Political parties are expected to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on campaign ads in the next 100 days. Here is the only one you should watch.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Miranda decision. But many Americans still don’t know their rights. Here is a primer.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Alejandro Aravena, winner of the prestigious 2016 Pritzker Prize, explains his exciting solution to the housing problem: “participatory design.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute At a secret meeting at Harvard last month, 150 scientists discussed what it would take to create a synthetic human genome — a key step in a controversial initiative.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The story of how “Black Wall Street” was destroyed 95 years ago is one of the most shameful in US history — and hardly anybody has ever heard about it.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Most humans will not experience the full effects of climate change for some time. But higher sea levels are already forcing the inhabitants of tiny Pacific islands from their homes.