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Power-storing wires could take the place of ordinary batteries in gadgets, electric cars

Wires that can both transport and store electricity could do away with bulky battery packs in EVs and space vehicles, as well as scale down personal electronics.

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

"What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings" by D. Brian Burghart: "The biggest thing I've taken away from this project is something I'll never be able to prove, but I'm convinced to my core: The lack of such a database is intentional. No government—not the federal government, and not the thousands of municipalities that give their police forces license to use deadly force—wants you to know how many people it kills and why."

What Nearly Every Mass Shooting Has In Common, But Almost No One Is Talking About -- "Misplaced resentment towards women predicated on the hyper-masculinity promoted by our society and culture is seen in nearly every instance of a mass shooting,..."

How cultures around the world make decisions

Freedom and the power of choice: Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices.

6 Ways Autonomous Cars Could Change Everything

Oil company poisons town; judge says it doesn’t owe its victims a penny

This, despite the fact that Corpus Christi residents were classified as crime victims, eligible for financial renewal under the Crime Victims Rights Act