Researchers whose findings last year pointed to a downside from raising the minimum wage have taken another look and the reality is more nuanced.
The Roomba cleaned floors, and it was a hit. But though many have tried to perfect the next version of a home robot, no one has succeeded yet.
A proposed environmental regulation has become an unlikely source of geopolitical tension, raising concerns about Russian influence over Europe’s food supply.
In “University of Nike,” Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.
These architects of the global economy pride themselves on being brilliant, aloof and rational. And then they wonder why they’re not more popular.
A federal trial is telling an important story about the buying and selling of young basketball prospects.
Several start-ups hope to use the technology introduced by Bitcoin to give broader access to the data and algorithms behind artificial intelligence.
A lawsuit accusing one of the country’s most selective universities of discriminating against Asian-Americans is providing a glimpse into how admissions officers decide “yea” or “nay.”
A lawsuit challenges Harvard’s betrayal of “Veritas.”
The settlement, which still needs to be approved by the court, is among the largest settlements from a university facing accusations of sexual misconduct.
Quaker Oats, a unit of PepsiCo, will enter the fast-growing market for plant-based milk alternatives with a version based on the grain that made it famous.
Rockefeller University Hospital said it had credible evidence going back to 2004 of inappropriate behavior by a research doctor who treated children.
Chinese authorities are combining Mao-era spying practices with new surveillance technology to ferret out outspoken professors and students who fail to follow Communist Party ideology.
Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government to allow entry to Lara Alqasem, detained at the airport for more than two weeks while she fought deportation.
Researchers say that emissions of formaldehyde from autos and chemical and oil refineries play a larger role in China’s smog than previously known.
Like many overnight sensations, it has been years in the making.
For a buyer looking to upgrade a tiny Greenwich Village one-bedroom, crossing the East River beat heading uptown.
Starkly different portrayals of the university emerged in testimony on the third day of a lawsuit examining whether Harvard discriminates.
Bill Lee, a Harvard graduate, was the only Asian-American lawyer in Boston 42 years ago. The case he is arguing today covers familiar ground.
A federal judge has opened the door for tens of thousands of borrowers to have their debt forgiven, delivering a blow to the Education Department, which opposed the rule.
Contributors to The Edit weigh in on what being 18 meant to them.
As avenues toward peace hit a dead end, many Palestinians invest their time and resources in the arts.
At John Jay College, art-makers remove rape’s ‘heroic’ underpinnings, focusing on its emotional aftermath, rather than graphic violence.
Archivists at Purdue University say their collection has been a source of scholarship.
I know it’s incorrect to think of race-conscious admissions policies as helping just the lucky few.
The ideological bent of those overseeing collegiate life is having the biggest impact on campus culture.
After serving time for a crime I committed at 16, I discovered how hard it is for a felon to get a second chance.
A lawsuit accusing the university of discriminating against Asian-American applicants promised to reveal how the highly selective institution shapes its incoming classes.
The senator’s genetic analysis was sound, scientists said. But whether Ms. Warren may claim a cultural kinship with Native Americans is a very different question.
The case, concerning allegations that Harvard unfairly restricts the number of Asian-Americans it accepts, could have a broad impact on how schools choose their incoming classes.
A reader objects to the depiction of the Asian-American plaintiffs as pawns.
The university should rename its school of journalism after this intrepid reporter.
A new study says a warming globe will be bad news for barley, an essential ingredient in the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage.
The goal, said L. Rafael Reif, the president of M.I.T., is to educate “the bilinguals of the future.” Blackstone’s Steven A. Schwarzman is contributing $350 million.
The two groups dramatized the deep divisions on a case that is widely seen as a battle over affirmative action.
Readers discuss a hoax involving 20 fake scholarly papers, many of which were published or accepted.
In her brief life, Lyric McHenry was blessed: a childhood in Beverly Hills, an elite education and a budding film career. In death, things were more complicated.
What I learned answering calls to my university’s student helpline.
We’re mistaken for each other, but we’re not mistaken about ourselves.
Heralded in film for its past, but underfunded and underappreciated, the agency continues to give us insight and breakthroughs.
The case, which begins Monday, is widely seen as a referendum on affirmative action.
The influential “sick humor” comic, who died of a drug overdose in 1966, is having a resurgence in pop culture.
Chancellor Carol L. Folt acknowledged that the university was built and sustained by slaves, and would now work to “right the wrongs of history.”
Cultural institutions in the United States have welcomed relationships with Saudi Arabia to help build understanding and fund ambitious programs.
Patients near death are increasingly getting high levels of physical, occupational and speech therapy, raising questions about the true purpose of such services.
Professor Lobel was among the first historians to explore the economic and social elements of city life in the 19th century through the lens of eating.
Snakes kill or cripple 500,000 people a year, but antivenins are costly and rare in poor countries. Now scientists are testing injectable nanoparticles that neutralize venom.
Islands of greenery, called refugia, survive even the worst fires, sheltering species and renewing charred landscapes.
At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found.
One of the most effective tools North Korea has in its negotiations with the U.S. is the four-point document President Trump signed with Kim Jong-un in June.
What girls and women get right about empathy and connection.
In the early ’50s, Robert Rauschenberg and Cy Twombly traveled together through Italy and Morocco, transforming more than just their own careers.
Winter, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011, spent 60 years in the sport and helped propel Phil Jackson’s teams to nine N.B.A. titles.
A running back who also passed, kicked and played defensive back, Taliaferro was drafted by the Chicago Bears but signed with a rival league.
If a lawsuit over affirmative action is successful, would-be college students may have to hide their race.
Her long fight as a tenant against eviction by Columbia University led to decades of protests for peace and racial justice and even arrests.
Lara Alqasem once belonged to a group perhaps most notable for backing an Israel hummus boycott. Now Israel says she can’t study in Jerusalem.
Growing up in 10 different countries wasn’t easy. Here’s what I learned.
A parent says visits to campus can alleviate the trauma of separation.
Eviction is a nationwide epidemic, and people faced with losing everything need representation.
The spectacle of this confirmation has reminded us that to many people, women’s suffering is a joke.
The built environment is riddled with flaws — but they don’t have to induce stress.
Last fall, I made a viral video about having trouble making friends. Here’s what I’ve learned.
The ancestors of today’s squamates were lost in time. Now paleontologists have identified the earliest known example: Meet Megachirella.
For forty years, the physicist at U.C.L.A. has been uncovering the outer solar system’s secrets. Few scientists know more about the mysteries of Jupiter and its icy moons.
More than 15,000 people have signed a petition asking why the semiautonomous Chinese city decided to expel a Financial Times editor.
Tech employees concerned their products are being deployed for government surveillance or censorship are increasingly asking their employers how the technology is being used.
In this week’s Race/Related newsletter, Officer Jason Van Dyke is found guilty, the Texas governor’s race, and more controversy at Ole Miss.
The problem is not the subject matter. It’s that these scholars are marginalized in overly specialized fields.
This week we review our coverage and the aftermath of North America’s new trade deal, and take a look at Quebec’s new government.
As the number of people with dementia rises, those with early stages of the ailment are pursuing fulfilling lives and making plans for future care.
There are not many black kickers and punters in the country, even at the nation’s historically black colleges and universities.
China could respond to Vice President Mike Pence’s tough speech by spending more on its military or withdrawing support for sanctions against North Korea.
A Brooklyn College professor sought to shock with a defense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He got his wish.
After early work on the biological basis of depression, Dr. Carroll became a relentless campaigner against corruption among academic researchers.
The third-largest university endowment in the world was valued at $26.5 billion at the end of August, officials said.
From Las Vegas to Georgetown Prep, variations of “what happens here stays here” are common. But where does this phrase come from and what does it really mean?
What are the biggest signs that a community’s children will remain poor?
The House vote making the tax law permanent, including the SALT cap, has given Democrats a hot-button issue for close races around the country.
For Native American students and activists at Cal State Long Beach, the removal of the campus statue is long overdue.
In an interview, Mr. Sanders criticized President Trump, evaded questions about a Democrat accused of abuse and praised Amazon for raising its minimum wage.
The dean and faculty of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi released this video statement in response to a racially charged Facebook post by a prominent benefactor.
Researchers say psilocybin, the active compound in the mushrooms, should be reclassified to treat anxiety and depression. But any such move would be years away.
How Ivy League resentments took over the Kavanaugh debate.
The University of Mississippi may erase the name on its journalism school after a major donor made controversial comments about two black students.
The paradox of the overzealous editing of the college essay by many helicopter parents is that they don’t know what a college essay is really about.
At Cornell she taught and nurtured women, immigrants and minority group members as she broke ground in the field of labor and industrial relations.
The Edit contributors weigh in on the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh and what conversations about consent look like on their campuses.
At the Conservative Party’s annual conference, Mr. Johnson excoriated Theresa May’s Brexit plan. But is the political tide working against his hope to replace her?
Starting in 2016, I wrote a yearlong series of stories about applying to college without a social safety net. Here’s what happened to the three kids I focused on.
An organization is using the influence that teenagers have on their contemporaries to help more students from low-income families gain college admission and student aid.
Many Mexicans cite the 1968 massacre at Tlatelolco as the beginning of their country’s transition to democracy. What has changed since then — and what hasn’t?
As an undergraduate at Yale, Brett M. Kavanaugh was involved in an altercation at a bar during which he was accused of throwing ice on another patron, a police report says.
The sturdy performance by the world’s second-largest university endowment last fiscal year affirmed the diversification strategy of its longtime chief, David Swensen.
The groundbreaking treatment that genetically engineers a patient’s own cells to fight leukemia turned lethal in one patient, reversing his remission.
Mr. Kolombatovich taught sword fighting to the casts of “Otello,” “Carmen” and “Don Giovanni,” and led Columbia to five N.C.A.A. fencing championships.
A Cornell food scientist’s downfall could reveal a bigger problem in nutrition research.
In the second year of an overhaul by a new investment chief, the world’s largest university endowment trailed returns of 13.5 percent at M.I.T. and 12.9 percent at Penn, for example.
It is a culture prized by employers from Wall Street to Silicon Valley and romanticized by Hollywood. It is also a crucible for leadership.
He was the first black football letterman at the University of Texas. His family later sued the N.C.A.A. on behalf of players who suffered brain injuries.
Discussion of maternity and paternity leave policies typically focuses on parents and employers. But what about the co-workers who have to take on extra duties?
A blind machine operator manages with adaptive aids, tips from co-workers and careful concentration.
Getting more low-income students into elite colleges is an important goal. But most poor applicants are white, so race-based criteria are needed.
Researchers stressed the seriousness of even one case of animal-to-human infection in densely populated areas.
The couple met taking classes at Fairleigh Dickinson and soon discovered many similarities, the biggest being that each had recently lost their spouse.
After keeping alcohol out of football stadiums for years, more universities are figuring out how best to sell booze to fans — so they don’t stay home.
“Proving Up,” composed by Missy Mazzoli, with a libretto by Royce Vavrek, is about a settler family struggling for survival on the Nebraska plains.
The university’s law school has been buffeted by the allegations against the Supreme Court nominee, an alumnus, as politically charged students question its values.
The civil rights inquiry by the Justice and Education Departments expands the Trump administration’s effort to challenge race-based admissions policies at elite universities.
Margaret Mead urged her to do field work, even though to do so as a married woman “was not heard of.” She became an expert on gender in the Caribbean.
Deborah Ramirez and Judge Brett Kavanaugh came to Yale from very different backgrounds. But their college circles overlapped, and during a drinking game at a dorm party, she claims, he exposed himself to her.
He oversaw the expansion of U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings, a boon to high school seniors but also a target of criticism.
Canadian and American veterinarians removed about 70 percent of the dog’s skull to remove a tumor. The gap was so large that more common methods could not cover it.
The midterm elections are coming up. The Times’s politics team answered our questions about them.
If the agreement between Turkey and Russia that delayed an assault on the Syrian province of Idlib fails, Turkey and Europe will face a new wave of refugees and renewed threats of terrorist attacks.
Students defrauded by for-profit schools can expect no help from the Education Secretary. But a federal court ruling offers some hope.
Kavanaugh and our rotten ruling class.
The C.I.A. director is supportive of the Trump administration’s diplomatic efforts, but reflects a widespread view that North Korea is reluctant to denuclearize.
What he lacked in size — he was 5 feet 9 and 175 pounds — he made up for in speed and durability, lasting 12 N.F.L. seasons and scoring 84 touchdowns.
In the 1960s, Dr. Kao outlined the potential capacity of fiber optic cables for storing information, laying the technical groundwork for modern communications.
The geologist David Marchant was so renowned he had an Antarctic glacier named after him. The honor was stripped away after he was accused of sexual harassment in the field.
The small party, with a handful of members and no elected lawmakers, had attracted government scrutiny for its call for Hong Kong independence from China.
Parents of first-year college students in China live in tents on campus to make goodbyes easier. Critics say they are pampering a generation of only children.
The allegations, if proven, would suggest that a small group of faculty at the Manhattan college, long the choice of law enforcement, presided over an academic underworld.
Readers discuss the risks undertaken by minority students who have no other avenue to an education.