As the White House and Congress take their budget knives to science funding, most of the leading U.S. scientific institutions are urging their members to hit the streets.
The growth of insecure faculty members in American higher education has consequences that reach far outside the classroom and far beyond the lives of poorly paid teachers.
For reasons including the clash between their parents' traditional expectations and the American way of life, Latinas top the list of teens attempting suicide. After a decade of inaction, it's time this national epidemic is addressed, writes Luis H. Zayas.
A new report from the Pew Research Center explains that the notion of a global middle class is "more promise than reality."
Here's a sad bit of irony from the health news department: The type of cancer that's killing the majority of women in so-called developed nations can be quite preventable in some cases -- and it can come down to a matter of personal choice.
For years now we've heard about randy grandparents getting nasty in the old folks home. Yet studies of septuagenarian sex continue to make the news as if it's weird, shocking or gross.
If critics of income inequality are wondering why the growing gap between rich and poor hasn't been a more potent political issue in the upcoming elections, a new study offers some answers.
People "give up" coffee the way they do cigarettes and red meat, but numerous studies tell us that unlike those other vices, America's liquid breakfast of choice has many health benefits.
A few months ago, research published in the journal Psychological Science revealed that students who handwrite their notes learn better than those who use laptops, and the reason is not because the latter are busy checking Facebook.
Researchers are predicting that increasing numbers of people will be willing to give their employers access to their social media profiles in order to keep their jobs, according to a study reported in The Guardian.