Assorted cannabis bud strains.
Marijuana is known for delivering a good high. But the plant's uses go well beyond the recreational. Marijuana contains a trove of medicinal compounds whose uses we are just now discovering.
Clockwise from top left, Georgetown University, Stanford University, Yale University, and University of California, Los Angeles.
Even if wealthy parents don't resort to the kind of illegal tactics in the recent college cheating scandal revealed by the FBI, the college admission process still favors the rich, scholars argue.
Following the recent revelations about sex abuse, many Christian communities are facing a crisis of trust.
AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis
In the fourth century, Christian churches in North Africa faced a crisis of trust. A separate church of the Donatists emerged that lasted for centuries.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, prepares for the Feb. 26, 2019 hearing with CEOs from several U.S. drug makers.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
As concern grows for the escalating prices of prescription drugs, a novel approach to lower the price of drugs to treat hepatitis C in Louisiana holds promise, a policy expert says.
Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay US$.4.69 billion in July, 2018 because it failed to warn customers that its baby powder contains asbestos.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo
Asbestos litigation is the number one source of tort claims in the US, with many people decrying the filing of so many claims. But there's a reason the claims persist. Asbestos isn't going anywhere.
King of a technologically advanced country, Black Panther is a scientific genius.
? 2017 – Disney/Marvel Studios
The film wowed critics and fans. But its hidden power may be black lead characters who are accomplished scientists – just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards.
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Numbers alone don't relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.
Protected time for new families could pay health dividends later.
The transition to parenthood comes with plenty of stress. A psychology researcher suggests that paid family leave could help lift some of the burden – with positive health benefits down the road.
Wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico, in 2016.
As Congress and President Trump struggle to devise a coherent immigration policy along the US southern border, there are lessons from ancient history that could prove instructive.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
A Cold War era treaty helped dismantle more than 2,500 missiles between the US and Russia.
Illustrative image of virus associated with acute flaccid myelitis.
A polio-like virus has afflicted more than 500 children in the US in the past five years. A doctor who has treated children with the disease explains the symptoms.
Many children experience the death of a loved one. How teachers respond matters.
When it comes to helping students who've lost a loved one, educators often don't know what to do or say. A pediatrician offers insights on how schools can support children in grief.
Eating right is good for families.
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Many of the low-income people who do use VeggieBook after downloading it at food pantries are eating more nutritious meals, often with more focused family time at the table.
A person dressed as Santa Claus waves as part of the festivities, during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
Behind today's mythical Santa Claus from the North Pole, is a real saint – St. Nicholas. How he came to be today's gift-giving jolly figure from the North Pole is a fascinating story by itself.
Madres y familiares sosteniendo en brazos a bebés que nacieron con microcefalia, uno de los muchos problemas médicos graves causados por el síndrome congénito por el virus del Zika.
AP Photo/Felipe Dana
El zika aún no se puede curar, pero se han identificado factores en la sangre que indican malformaciones fetales congénitas por zika, lo que facilitará a las madres decidir si interrumpir el embarazo.
President George H.W. Bush (right) fishing on the Kennebunk River in Maine, Aug. 27, 1990.
AP Photo/Doug Mills
George H.W. Bush, who pledged to be 'the environmental president,' took a market-based approach to pollution control that helped clear the air. Now some experts think it could work on climate change.
The Salvation Army is among the top few U.S. charities.
Around this time of the year, The Salvation Army's red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.
People ride Bird scooters – without helmets – in Santa Monica, California.
Motorized scooters that can travel up to 15 miles per hour have soared in popularity over the past year, as have concerns about their safety.
‘Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor’ by William Halsall (1882).
Pilgrim Hall Museum
The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
Wait – where am I?
Without their devices, regular GPS users take longer to negotiate a route, travel more slowly and make larger navigational errors.