How a sense of community can help stop a bullet
Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we still save the night sky?
In early April of 1972, NASA was preparing to launch the Apollo program's 10th manned mission, Apollo 16—the fifth to actually land on the Moon.
Today, in the United States, we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday established in 1986 to honor the slain civil rights leader, his accomplishments, and work still unfinished.
On January 15, 1919, in Boston's North End, a 50-foot-tall tank holding 2.3 million gallons of molasses burst, unleashing a deadly wave of molasses—reaching nearly 25 feet high at one point.
"You may contribute to the ideas for this article if you wish." Now you've got my attention!
The 1940s in Detroit were boom years of development, but the decade was full of upheaval and change.
Scientists say that poorer countries will see devastating effects much sooner than richer ones.
Scenes from a recent protest in New York City
Every day, cops toss dangerous military-style grenades during raids, with little oversight and horrifying results.
The NYPD banned a dangerous, potentially deadly tactic–and then permitted officers to use that tactic with impunity.
One year after the Elk River chemical disaster, has the Mountain State's approach to mining changed?
A new study finds that popular high schoolers have much less sex than their peers think. It's part of a deeper lesson in how misperceptions can make good people behave badly.
A short documentary about the legacy of Boston busing
Florida police use sex-crime laws to bait men with no apparent interest in underage trysts.
The building housing the Colorado Springs chapter of the civil rights organization was struck by a makeshift bomb on Tuesday.
Defenders of the police department too often ignore credible evidence that its treatment of minorities leaves much room for improvement.
After the shooting of two more NYPD officers in the Bronx, the feud continues.
Who should get the benefit of the doubt when we consider the unknowable future?
"The same inherent disadvantages that crippled the Soviet centrally planned economy in trying to compete with the American free-market-capitalism model are coming to bear on the Pentagon," says a former Air Force officer.
Alleged discrimination against FBI employees with overseas ties is only the latest difficulty the government has had with interpreters and translators.