In a few short years, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have assumed a big role in global finance. We explain how they work, the risks to traditional money systems and the revolutionary technology behind them.
A higher number of children are abducted by family members in the United States than previously thought. A new study suggests mothers and female relatives are most often the perpetrators.
Jews have long been associated with finance and banking. Today, people in areas of Germany that historically experienced the highest levels of anti-Semitism are economically worse off, new research shows.
Offshore tax havens help disguise the extent of income inequality. New research looks at who evades taxes, where, and how they contribute to inequality.
Americans have lived without the fear of nuclear war for decades. As North Korea challenges this coziness, new research finds Americans largely ready to push the nuclear trigger.
The American military trains officers from around the world. Back at home, they are nearly twice as likely to attempt a coup than officers who do not receive U.S. training.
Hispanics born in the United States often marry non-Hispanics, new research suggests. Meanwhile, the vast majority of Hispanics who immigrate do not intermarry.
Some immigrant groups in the U.S. seem to be more successful than others. A new paper looks at how country of origin correlates with measures of personal success.
A new paper examines “victimization by proxy” and finds European-born Muslims more likely than their immigrant parents to endorse radical ideology or violence.
Almost everyone has a smartphone. They can be distracting. But new research shows they may also impair our ability to think straight even when we’re not using them.