Most experts agree the wildfire situation in the West is only going to get worse. A combination of climate change and greater populations in fire-prone areas almost certainly mean it will cost more to fight fires in the future.
Last year American families adopted 86,000 foreign-born children. The reasons for the decline are varied, but many families hoping to adopt are now going outside the international law regime that governs adoptions.
If it happened to you, you might think that you'd fight back against the offender right then and there. But if you've never been in that moment, it's hard to say whether embarrassment or shock might keep you from doing so.
Seth Shostak is senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. When he's not too busy searching for life on other planets, he advises filmmakers on how to get the science right in their movies.
According to a new study from the Pew Research Center, despite the half-century that's passed since those memorable words, less than half of Americans, black or white, believe the country has made substantial progress toward racial equality.
The LA Riots may have been sparked by the acquittal of officers who beat Rodney King, but UCLA's Brenda Stevenson explains how the overshadowed death of black teenager Latasha Harlins in 1991 set the stage for violence against Korean-Americans
Las Vegas is a city of transplants, from all over the country and these days, all over the world. The influence of Asian immigrants has brought new tastes to the city and new flavors to Las Vegas tacos.
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