The city's public schools have lurched from one crisis to the next. The latest: canceling the contract with the teachers' union. Just about everyone worries that there's no long-term fix in sight.
The governor's race in one of the bluest states in the nation has gotten uncomfortably tight.
With the help of online data, doctors and public health officials are tracking the spread of illnesses and predicting where they might strike next. The analyses also provide clues for prevention.
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Farmers will haul in a record-breaking harvest of soybeans and corn this year, but they could be victims of their own success: Prices for these crops, falling for months, are at five-year lows.
U.S. airstrikes helped save thousands from the Yazidi community in northern Iraq in August. But the group says the Islamic State has seized many Yazidi women and is selling them as sex slaves.
Who better to check on the health of older folks than other older folks? That's what AgeWell Global, an innovative program in South Africa, is doing.
China's popular messaging app, WeChat, has some 300 million users and has become a way for Chinese to rally around a cause, something that's difficult in a country with strict government controls.
No, really. Some serious scientists collaborated with Facebook in 2010 and found that the app added 340,000 additional voters that election cycle.
If one urban legend is to be believed, there are as many rats as people 8 million. Statistician Jonathan Auerbach decided to test that idea.