Stanford's trustees say the school will no longer invest in companies that mine coal, joining about a dozen other colleges that have taken the step.
Looking back at as much as a century's worth of records researchers found that while the performance of racing horses and greyhounds has stagnated for decades, humans have continued to improve.
Physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents, according to a new report.
When you ask college graduates whether they're "engaged" with their work or "thriving" in all aspects of their lives, their responses don't vary one bit whether they went to a prestigious college or not.
The Department of Education has released a list of 55 colleges and universities facing investigation under Title IX for their handling of sexual abuse claims.
The botched execution of death row inmate Clayton Lockett Tuesday evening in Oklahoma is sparking a reassessment of lethal injection.
During the course of an experiment, students at McGill University in Montreal noticed something odd: Rodents didn't seem to be showing signs of pain if they were handled by male students.
Four new insect species found in Brazil have rather strange sex lives — to say the least. Their sex organs are reversed: Females have penises and males have vaginas, scientists reported Thursday in the journal Current Biology.
Scientists who have been hunting for another Earth beyond our solar system have come across a planet that's remarkably similar to our world.
A 19-year-old alleged hacker has been arrested and his computer equipment seized by Canadian police after he purportedly exploited the "Heartbleed" bug vulnerability to steal confidential information from the country's tax collection agency.