Reading Time: 3 minutes Only one state in the US allows voters to rank their candidates for federal and state elections. But enthusiasm for the system is growing nationally. Could, and should, this be the voting system of the future?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Engineers have created a man-made coastline to catch the junk we’ve thrown into the Pacific.
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: 3 minutes Scientists have found a piece of the hearing jigsaw puzzle. But does the deaf community want to be “fixed”?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Seattle has become dangerous this week — along with a lot of the western United States — as smoke particles block out the sun and block up lungs.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 2018 has been a good year for marijuana legalization. And it may only be getting better come November.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The US Supreme Court has upheld a group’s right to sue the federal government because climate change is robbing young Americans of their future — and the court date couldn’t be much trickier for the GOP.
Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker talks with radio host Tom Hartmann about the itchy trigger fingers of past presidents, and whether Trump could launch another war to both distract and make himself look tough.
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.
Reading Time: 1 minute Author Dick Russell talks with RT’s Watching the Hawks about his WhoWhatWhy story on Watts — a neighborhood of Los Angeles that may become the new Flint, Michigan.
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 Scientists say noise pollution is bad for our health. Time to make that move to the quiet countryside?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Developing countries are improving their standard of living, and with that comes demand for cooler indoor environments. This ironically will lead to increased global warming. But a fascinating new technology, based on old world science, could help change that outcome.
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.