Political preferences may, in part, be attributed to genetics, according to a study released just before Election Day. So will people start “designing” babies with politics in mind? Need to Know spoke with the study’s author.
The fight to overturn a strong greenhouse gas measure in California is being funded by energy companies in Texas and elsewhere.
Depression has taken a quiet toll on the Asian-American community, and particularly women, who have a higher rate of suicide than women in other American groups.
An EU agency has recommended a ban on the diabetes drug Avandia, while the U.S. FDA severely restricted its use.
Need to Know talks with Eugene Hütz, the front man for the gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello, about his personal story of immigration and his advocacy for immigrant rights.
Need to Know talks with Dr. Steven Nissen about the new reports linking the popular diabetes drug to an increased risk of heart failure.
Author Robert Whitaker talks to Need to Know about the efficacy of psychiatric drugs in treating mental illness.
The co-founder of a project measuring American well-being sees hope for the next century in spite of poor results Sarah Burd-Sharps, co-founder and co-director of The Human Development Project (HDP), an initiative measuring human well-being in the U.S., is optimistic about the future of this country. Her optimism is not grounded in Americans’ current state [...]