Dallas shooting

Will virtual body swapping reduce racism in America?

Researchers use virtual reality to expose white Americans to systemic racism faced by people of colour

Editorial: America must address its prison problem

Momentum can’t be lost in the struggle to find a way past violence and racial tension

America is safer than ever—and yet, it’s still ugly and unjust.

America isn’t falling apart. It’s never been safer to be black in America. But it’s still far more dangerous than being white.

Could insurance bring an end to police violence?

City treasuries absorb the cost of lawsuits against police. If officers had to carry their own coverage, accountability would go way up — and violence would plummet.

Is gun violence actually a public health issue?

Gun violence is killing 30,000 Americans a year. Why not treat it like smoking? Or heart disease?

Could free hugs ease racial tension in America?

Ken Nwadike Jr. is on a mission to repair race relations wherever they’re frayed. ‘Hugs heal,’ he says.

Can changing one word make it easier to prosecute police?

An 1866 law in the United States makes it very difficult to prosecute cops. A former assistant attorney general wants to change that.

The Dallas police ‘bomb robot’ that killed a sniper

Why the police sent in a robot to kill the Dallas sniper, in a move with no apparent precedence in U.S. policing