Scientists have warned for over 50 years about increases in extreme events arising from subtle changes in average climate, but many people have been shocked by the ferocity of recent weather disasters.
For many Americans, buying fresh local food at one of the estimated 9,000 farmers markets across the U.S. is one of summer's pleasures. But farmers markets aren't just nice amenities.
You try to use your credit card, but it doesn't work. In fact, no one's credit card works. You try to go to some news sites to find out why, but you can't access any of those, either. Neither can anyone else. Panic-buying ensues. People empty ATMs of cash. This kind of catastrophic pan-internet meltdown is more likely than most people realize.
When suspects' names appear in crime stories, their lives may be broken and never put back together.
With less than half the United States population fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and as the delta variant sweeps the nation, the U.S. surgeon general issued an advisory that called misinformation an urgent threat to public health.
If you've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, maybe you figured you no longer need to worry about contracting the coronavirus.
In mid-July 2021, a bipartisan and ideologically diverse group of senators proposed a new bill that, if passed, would dramatically shift the relative amount of power the president and Congress have over U.S. military operations.
Gravity is the reason things with mass or energy are attracted to each other.
July 28, 2021, a bipartisan group of senators who have been working on the package for weeks announced an agreement on "major issues" of an infrastructure plan.
Today, there's looming economic risk: climate change. Once again, how much it harms economies will depend a lot on how financial regulators and central banks react.