A new report from the Pew Research Center explains that the notion of a global middle class is "more promise than reality."
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.
A new study finds that people have higher expectations of individuals described as "African-American" as opposed to "black."
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.
A new study shows that continued conflict in the Middle East poses extreme risks to the world’s essential food supplies. This indirect consequence of ongoing turmoil has the potential to cause mass starvation in the future.
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.
A pair of researchers have a handy tip for those Americans still attached to the notion that we live in a representative democracy: Get ready to kiss that notion goodbye.
A study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame teased out a positive correlation between educational segregation, which can relate to other divisive factors but isn't always interchangeable with them, and alignment with tea party ideology.
Could consuming a diet rich in animal protein be just as bad for you as smoking cigarettes?
By broadening access to health insurance, the Affordable Care Act ends the tyranny of "job lock," which is what the much-misrepresented Congressional Budget Office study of the law released on Tuesday shows.