Scott Neuman

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Category 5 hurricanes are rare in the U.S. There have only been 4 in its history

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Such massive storms are fairly rare, and it's even more rare for them to make landfall. NOAA says that for such storms, "catastrophic damage will occur" with electricity outages "for weeks or months."


Adnan Syed's case is unique. Withholding of potentially exculpatory evidence is not

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Roughly 2,500 people were exonerated in the United States between 1989 and 2019. In roughly half of all cases, the withholding of key evidence was the reason why.


5 years on, failures from Hurricane Maria loom large as Puerto Rico responds to Fiona

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The U.S. response to Maria was widely seen as wholly inadequate. As the island marks the anniversary of the Category 4 storm, the destruction caused by Fiona has emerged as a test of lessons learned.


As farmers split from the GOP on climate change, they're getting billions to fight it

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Democrats plan to spend $20 billion to help rural communities address the climate crisis. There's little sign the infusion of money will reshape politics in areas that traditionally vote Republican.


A deal to avert a rail strike is on track, but it won't fix U.S. supply chain issues

Friday, September 16, 2022

Supply chain disruptions have eased since the height of the pandemic, but concern over a potential rail strike, which appears to have been narrowly averted, highlights how that system remains fragile.


As King Charles III takes the crown, here's how he may focus his reign

Friday, September 09, 2022

Throughout her 70 years as queen, Elizabeth II sought to maintain strict political neutrality. While Charles has been careful not to tread too publicly, he does have a history of wading into politics.


The crisis in Jackson shows how climate change is threatening water supplies

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Historic flooding and record droughts are stressing water systems across the country, and experts warn that with climate change intensifying the crisis in Jackson, Miss., may be just the beginning.


The launch of NASA's giant moon rocket is delayed after an issue with its engine

Monday, August 29, 2022

The space agency's long-awaited Artemis I mission will have to wait until at least Friday, after a problem with one of the SLS rocket's engines was discovered.


NASA is set to return to the moon. Here are 4 reasons to go back

Sunday, August 28, 2022

NASA's Apollo missions already sent astronauts to the moon from 1969 to 1972. But scientists say there's still lots of good science to do there. The moon also could be an ideal stepping stone to Mars.


Killer whales are 'attacking' sailboats near Europe's coast. Scientists don't know why

Saturday, August 20, 2022

In recent years, orcas have been damaging the rudders of pleasure yachts, mostly along the coasts of Portugal and Spain. Scientists and sailors are struggling to understand the encounters.


Serena Williams' new focus could help diversify the venture capital game

Thursday, August 18, 2022

When the tennis megastar announced her plans to retire from competition last week, she said her future will involve a renewed focus on a venture capital firm she quietly founded eight years ago.


The 'Gun Dude' and a Supreme Court case that changed who can own firearms in the U.S.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

An individual right to own a gun for personal protection is an idea deeply ingrained in American culture, but until Dick Heller came along, there was little actual legal framework to back that belief.


A Florida license plate has reopened the debate over the 'Don't tread on me' flag

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis says a plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars." Others say the flag symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.


China's military drills around Taiwan show how it is closing the gap with the U.S.

Friday, August 05, 2022

A series of military drills launched in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan this week show how China's military has made dramatic gains since the last crisis over the island democracy.


With Manchin deal, talk of Biden's climate emergency declaration may be dead

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Some legal experts and environmentalists think such a declaration wouldn't have been that useful and would have exposed the president's climate agenda to further judicial and legislative scrutiny.


The pope's apology in Canada was historic, but for some Indigenous people, not enough

Monday, July 25, 2022

Francis issued the apology years after a Canadian-government-funded report said children had been physically and sexually abused at the mostly Catholic-run schools in the country.


As a heat wave blankets much of the U.S., utilities are managing to keep up, for now

Friday, July 22, 2022

Earlier this year, there had been warnings that supply during peak summer hours might not meet demand. But there have been no reports yet of widespread outages.


How companies offering to cover travel for out-of-state abortions might work

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Major companies like Nike and Tesla say they plan to assist employees who live in places where abortion is restricted to travel for the procedure. But several potential pitfalls abound.


The abortion ruling has forced progressives to confront past missteps in strategy

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Conservatives long understood that the courts were key to reversing Roe v. Wade. By contrast, progressives found defending abortion rights an increasingly difficult challenge.


The Buffalo and Uvalde mass shootings have put some gun raffles on pause, for now

Friday, June 03, 2022

Charitable gun raffles have proliferated in recent years as fundraisers for law enforcement and civic organizations. But recent mass shootings have caused some organizers to postpone or cancel.