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Laura Santhanam is the Health Reporter and Coordinating Producer for Polling for the PBS NewsHour, where she has also worked as the Data Producer. Follow @LauraSanthanam
Despite all of the U.S. media’s fanfare about Tuesday’s midterm elections, most eligible voters likely will duck their civic duties on Election Day. Historically, nearly one-third fewer U.S. voters show up to the polls during a midterm election than a…
More than half of U.S. women say they've been the target of street harassment. While few people actually admit to committing street harassment, the act is often done with the intent to frighten or dominate the targeted individual.
Law enforcement agencies tracked the mail of tens of thousands of Americans in 2013 with the United States Postal Service’s approval.
Political elections create winners, losers and endless speculation about how to predict and interpret the results from all of those votes. The 2014 midterm elections are no different.
The U.S. government recently issued an immediate recall for more than 4.7 million vehicles that were installed with defective airbags. However, the consumer website that lists vehicle identification numbers included in the recall did not appear to be working on…
As much as 90 percent of information on the Internet is “dark” — locked away in clunky or outdated formats that makes it difficult, sometimes impossible, to access. Kenton McHenry gets frustrated just talking about what he had to go…
Before it is time to cast your ballot on Nov. 4, take our quiz and see how much you know about the contest and candidates.
In this quiz, see if you can identify what some devices were designed to do based on renderings submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
NASA announced this week that the agency would partner with the private sector to send astronauts to the International Space Station. The space agency awarded contracts to aerospace companies, Boeing and SpaceX. Together, they will send commercial crews into…
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