Does American-Style Democracy Work In The Middle East?
A trend of elections where the votes aren't counted has led many to believe their votes don't matter.
Checking Your Phone All The Time? Going Grayscale Might Fix That
As smartphones find more ubiquity in the workplace, going "gray" may be the only way to make them less distracting.
AI Is Still Really Bad At Recognizing Minorities' Faces
A test of facial recognition software conducted by the ACLU found accuracy drops along racial lines.
Dream Jobs: Museum Curator
Cathy Frankel has turned D.C.'s National Building Museum into a multisensory experience.
Calling A Hate Crime, A Hate Crime
Hate crime convictions can be difficult because prosecutors have to prove the intent or state of mind of the accused.
A Bilingual Brain Solves Problems Faster
A mechanism in the brain makes it easier for bilingual people to focus and to switch between activities.
Owning A Pet Could Literally Be Making You Healthier
Having a dog or cat in the house releases oxytocin, a hormone associated with lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
HIV Is Getting Harder To Treat. Could Another AIDS Epidemic Be Next?
In the '80s, HIV decimated a generation. Researchers want to make sure that doesn't happen again.
Your New Coworker Is Gen Z, Not A Millennial
The new generation is tech savvy, careful with money and ready to work.
Companies Use 60 Percent Of Profits On Stock Buybacks. What Are They?
It was illegal until 1982, but now it's becoming more common for companies to buy back stocks.
Suing Women-Only Spaces In The Name of Men's Rights
The #HeToo movement looks for mainstream acceptance by challenging women's programs in businesses and at universities.
Want Kids To Be Resilient? Show Them They Matter
Resilient kids grow up to be better at tackling adversity as adults.
As Women's Plus-Size Expands, Men's Fashion Is Still Focused On Skinny
It's still not clear exactly what "plus-size" means for menswear.
Refugee Or Not? Countries Are Going High-tech To Figure It Out
Germany has become especially good at it.
Voters Around The World Are Embracing Nationalism
Some of Europe's most influential countries are seeing voters gravitate toward nationalistic views.
Want To Empower Girls? Consider The 'Zarpies'
The specific words we use to teach kids about the world can shape the way they think.
Poland And Its Ever-changing Political Landscape
Poland's latest confrontation with its political values is not the first time the country has faced a crossroads.
Bill Richardson: The Strategies And Pitfalls Of Talking To North Korea
The former governor of New Mexico and ambassador to the UN has negotiated with North Korea before. He says quick solutions will be difficult to find.
Dream Jobs: Trapeze Artist
These women have the type of job you may have dreamed of as a kid, then forgotten all about. They didn't. Their aspirations led them to the circus.
This Woman's Bravery In World War II Wasn't Known For Almost 50 Years
Anna Stupnicka-Bando risked her life as a teen to save another girl during World War II. Her heroism wasn't learned until nearly half a century later.
Want Better Sleep, Clearer Thoughts, Less Stress? Try A Digital Detox
Maybe it's time to unplug.
Dream Jobs: Rooftop Farmer
Natalie Carver is a farmer right in the middle of Washington, D.C.
Authoritarianism Is Making A Comeback, And Hungary Sets The Standard
Its prime minister, Viktor Orban, is often pointed to as a symbol of strong, authoritarian government.
'Never Forget And Never Forgive': A Holocaust Survivor's Mantra
Ed Mosberg lost 60 members of his family in the Holocaust. It's grief he'll never shake; a pain he lives with every day.
More Than 3 Million Kids Take Meds For ADHD. Here's How They Work
The drugs usually work by boosting levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.
Holocaust Survivor Relives Anti-Semitism From Childhood
Holocaust survivor Irving Roth looks back on his childhood before the Holocaust. His experiences show that hate is taught.
Chelsea Manning On Whether Governments Can Keep Secrets
The candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland appears on "The Why" Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.
Evangelicals Are Trump's Rock-Solid Base. So Who Are They?
Exit polls found that 80 percent voted for President Trump.
Someone Dies By Suicide Every 12 Minutes, And US Rates Are Rising
If you or someone you know feels helpless, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
American Workers Are Older Than Ever, And They're Sticking Around
It's partly because people are more educated and living longer.
Walking Through History: Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories
Each year, thousands march from Auschwitz to Birkenau for Holocaust Remembrance Day. They have one goal: to pass on the story to the next generation.
Northern Ireland Is Unified, But Its People Are Still Deeply Divided
A period of violence called "The Troubles" lasted for decades. That fighting is over now, but segregation still exists in the country.
The State Of Local Journalism: Where Are The Watchdogs?
Local journalism likely affects you more than coverage of the president or other topics in national media. But hometown newsrooms are being gutted.
Native American History Is A Dark Precursor To Their Inequality Today
During the "removal era," thousands of Native Americans were forced off their land, and many were killed.
US Supreme Court Hears Travel Ban Case
The Supreme Court heard its last case of the term, but it's arguably the most controversial.
Local News Is Shrinking — What Happens When The Watchdogs Disappear?
Local news layoffs mean less journalists reporting on police, city halls and statehouses.
Federal Prison Populations Are Booming — A Look At Who's Behind Bars
Since the '80s, two major factors have led to more people being put behind bars.
Dream Jobs: Reclaimed Wood Craftsman
Keeping sustainability in mind, Charles Thomas takes old furniture pieces and transforms them into new, unique designs.
AUMF: The Sometimes Blurry Permission Slip For US Military Action
It stands for the Authorization for Use of Military Force, and it comes from Congress.
25 Years After Waco Siege, A Look At Branch Davidians' Rise And Fall
The group's roots can be traced back to the 1930s.
'Miracle' Drug Reverses Overdoses, But Does It Fuel Addiction Cycle?
Naloxone reverses some effects of an opioid overdose in just two to five minutes — and some say that might increase opioid use.
Dream Jobs: Instagram Food Influencer
"Consider your diet ruined," reads his Instagram bio.
Diversity Quotas In The Office: Well-Intended But Legally Tricky
There are plenty of Supreme Court cases on diversity in hiring, but the legal lines are still blurry.
Campaign Contributions Aren't Always Obvious — They Might Be 'In-Kind'
A contribution is a contribution.
Journalist-Runner Reflects On Covering Boston Marathon Bombing
Five years after the bombing, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Rezendes of The Boston Globe recalls what happened April 15, 2013.
Are You A Democrat Or A Republican? A Look At Your Brain Might Tell Us
Sure, we're politically divided. But our brains may be partly to blame for that.
The 'Steele Dossier' Is Controversial — But Is It True?
It's 35 pages of allegations gathered from sources around the world.
Dopamine Is The Addictive Little Secret Of Social Media
It's all in our head.
Dream Jobs: Panda Keeper
It takes a lot of bamboo.
In Iran, The Hijab Has Its Roots In Protest, Not Conformity
Iranian women weren't always required to wear a hijab.