What will the world look like in 50 years? While we don't have a time machine yet, we do have science fiction writers to take us there.
After a Dengue Fever scare several years ago, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board has been trying to add a new tool to its already well-equipped arsenal for combating the Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito: Genetically modified mosquitoes from a British company called Oxitec. But families there aren't up for the experiment.
The Snapchat "speed filter" captures how fast you are traveling when taking a photo on the app. A Georgia teenager is the latest person to be cited for a car accident that may be related to the app.
Madee Seagle, 23, moved to New York from North Carolina six months ago to try and make it in musical theater. In that time, she’s found that show business requires more than just talent — it demands a lot of patience.
Assaults on elderly nursing home residents by abusive caregivers can make big headlines. A new report suggests that as egregious as those assaults are, and as necessary as it is to prevent and detect them, nursing homes should be focusing attention on a lesser, but more common form of abuse: mistreatment of residents at the hands of fellow residents.
Since cholera first broke out in Haiti five years ago, Doctors Without Borders estimates that it has killed as many as 30,000 people, and another 2 million have survived the disease — which has been traced back to a UN compound that was housing peacekeepers from Nepal.
Cuts in TSA's budget and a decrease in staff make it very difficult to speed up wait times. And while a solution does exist, it's politically unpopular.
The brave men and women of Timbuktu were able to save 375,000 precious manuscripts from destruction by Islamist rebels.
Forget March Madness. Across the pond, millions of British pounds have already been wagered on the race for the White House. UK gamblers are putting their money on Clinton to win it all in November, while Trump's odds are about 4 to 1.
"War Games," the 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, was not only a great film. President Reagan saw it as a wake-up call that cyber war would become a reality. Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War," reports on how the US has conducted "information warfare" since before the first Gulf War.
With the ongoing national and local discussion about criminal justice reform, WNYC spent five months looking at the issue of police officer credibility to see how often the NYPD’s 35,000 officers are found to distort the truth and what happens to them after.
The physicians at St. Jude were trying something new: a chemotherapy drug cocktail paired with radiation. They called it “Total Therapy.” It’s an early variation of what most acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients still get today. But patients like James Eversull were among the first ones to try it, acting as experimental guinea pigs.
It's no secret that being 12 years old can be tough. At 12, kids shed layers, test new roles and transform before our eyes as they explore what kind of adult they want to be. Their brains and bodies change at alarming rates. At the same time, school gets harder. In New York City, academic performance in seventh grade largely sets a student's path in high school.
Drivers have complained that the cameras are just a cash cow for New York City. Safety advocates — and the de Blasio administration — say they help prevent crashes. It turns out, both sides seem to be right.
Whether you're an Oscar completist who tries to see every single movie nominated, or you want to score in the smaller categories on your office Oscar ballot — here's your guide to the movies that aren't in theaters anymore.
New Yorkers have been pouring into the city’s homeless shelters throughout 2014, bringing the number of homeless people to a new record high: 58,913.
To revive the sport from what he calls its current status as an elitist cult, tennis needs more than just the introduction of instant replay.
The New Jersey governor maintains he didn’t pay much attention to the controversy until he found out he was lied to by Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Ann Kelly. But newly disclosed phone records may show otherwise.
In this 25-second audio clip, Ben Garner shows incredible poise, despite what was undoubtedly a disappointing verdict not to indict the officer who killed his son.
Just 17% of Google's technical staff is female. But it wasn't always this way.