California is giving a second chance to thousands of inmates who had no hope of parole. But first they have to prove to a panel of strangers that they’ve truly changed.

January 1 2020

You can't crank up the AC forever

January 2019

Can humane prisons work in America? A red state aims to find out.

July 2017

Attempts to diversify lily-white kid lit have been, well, complicated.

September 2016

It was close to 5 o’clock on the afternoon of Nov. 4, 2013, and Sasha Fleischman wasriding the 57 bus home from school.

January 2015

Behind the scenes at iFixit, where DIY repair is more than just a business.

December 2012

Arlene Blum's Crusade Against Toxic Couches

September 2012

Romney says Obama "gutted" welfare reform by waiving work requirements. But what if there's no work to be found?

August 2012

When biologist Tyrone Hayes discovered that a top-selling herbicide messes with sex hormones, its manufacturer went into battle mode. Thus began one of the weirdest feuds in the history of science.

January 2012

Could cuts to the safety net bring California to the boiling point?

August 2011