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October 22, 2019

It's a dirty secret no one wants to talk about. It's not sex, infidelity, cross-dressing or any other previously scandalous issue. There's intrigue, confusion and it crosses international date lines. It is ransomware attacks and cyberthreats to businesses,...

October 22, 2019

Once mostly thought about in the realm of criminal investigations, the use of DNA technology has since expanded into the area of entertainment, as websites like Ancestry.com and 23andme.com make it possible for anyone with $100 to submit a swab of DNA from their cheek...

September 24, 2019

“We were the original disrupters. It was our version of reality.” That’s how Harvey Ovshinsky describes the impact of underground newspapers in the 1960s on high school kids. And he would know – Ovshinsky was a pioneer of the movement, founding the Fifth Estate in Det...

September 24, 2019

As Americans become increasingly health conscious and embrace the importance of a healthy diet, more attention is being paid to ingredients and nutritional information of the food being purchased, but food contaminants from pesticides and other chemicals in the environ...

August 20, 2019

More than seven out of 10 Americans – 72 percent – say bottled water is their most preferred non-alcoholic beverage, followed by coffee, 61 percent, and then soft drinks, 59 percent, according to a recent Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the International Bottled Wat...

August 20, 2019

Free and fair elections are a central pillar of our democracy. Voting is not only a right granted to citizens in the United States, but as we have seen around the world, a privilege many of us sometimes take for granted. Most of us have long assumed that we can show up...

July 23, 2019

The formation of a regional water authority in southeast Michigan was intended to give customers outside the city of Detroit a greater say in the governance of the system that provides nearly 40 percent of the state with drinking water, yet at the same time ensuring th...

July 23, 2019

Some teens can dabble in it, enjoying it in small quantities and then walking away satiated. Their consumption may be with friends – an hour here or there – or alone in their rooms, but their grades never fall, they maintain strong friendships, are usually good-natured...

June 25, 2019

Skin cancer affects more than three million people in the United States each year, with a rate of 22.7 per 100,000 people in Oakland County, Michigan. While sunscreen is key to protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, new research on sunscreen ingredient...

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