As of 2020, almost 52% of the United States population 25 to 34 years old had earned a postsecondary degree — putting the U.S. in 11th place among the 38 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The roughly 50% of U
We have been asked by readers on WhatsApp whether the Covid-19 vaccines are recommended during fertility treatment. The British Fertility Society (BFS) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)—which is the associatio
Facebook will bar content that degrades or sexualizes public figures, including celebrities, elected officials and others in the public eye.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving even as hiring has slowed in the past two months.
The story was mentioned on a podcast by investigative journalist Chris Hansen.
Did United Airlines lose 40% of its employees because of the vaccine requirement the airline put in place? No, that's not true: A United Airlines spokesperson told Lead Stories that 99.5% of United Airlines employees have chosen to get va
A new series of coins will depict female trailblazers from various eras of American history.
REVIEW Between March and May 2021, National Geographic reported that India was suffering the “worst COVID-19 surge in the world” that raised the country’s death toll to over 400,000. The number of daily COVID-19 cases peaked in May 2021, d
Trans inmates have not impregnated their fellow inmates. This claim is transphobic and promotes online misinformation against transgender people.
Southwest Airlines canceled a large number of flights, but not for the reason some claimed.
It's not exactly on par with India's Taj Mahal, but a family house in a small town in northern Bosnia is in its own way a monument to love.
It’s been claimed on Facebook that it is now illegal to park on pavements in Wales. The Welsh government plans to give local authorities more powers to “fine problem parkers”. However, this is not due to come into effect until n
To help detect unreported income and narrow the gap between federal taxes collected and owed, the Biden administration has proposed expanding annual reporting requirements for banks and other financial institutions to include the total amounts of money
President Joe Biden will restore two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of a long-running public lands tug-of-war between presidential administrations, the state’s governor said.
Those who are not vaccinated are far more likely to become seriously unwell or die from COVID-19.
Did the government of Saskatchewan in Canada adopt an emergency order with the intention of instituting martial law -- shutting down travel with checkpoints, entering homes and seizing private property and disrupting the food supply by ta
REVIEW On 22 September 2021, OffGuardian published an article, which was reprinted by ZeroHedge and shared by other websites like InfoWars, listing 30 claims related to COVID-19. These articles, which went viral, received altogether more than 19,000
SciCheck Digest NBA star Bradley Beal made some misleading comments — shared in viral video clips — about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. No vaccine is 100% effective, but clinical trials and studies show the COVID-19 vaccines are very effe
If cleared, the drug would be the first pill shown to treat COVID-19, a potentially major advance in efforts to fight the pandemic.
With only hours to spare, Congress passed legislation that would avoid a partial federal shutdown and keep the government funded through Dec. 3, and sent the bill to President Joe Biden.
There is no evidence that the Philadelphia experiment actually happened or that a ship disappeared and traveled in the future.
Did Berlin citizens cast a "decisive vote" on the expropriation of 240,000 privately owned apartments? No, that's only partially true: In a referendum, proponents of expropriating large real estate companies won by a large margin, but it'
Is the Biden administration implementing a per-mile "driving tax" that would charge U.S. drivers an estimated eight cents per mile? No, that's not true: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which has not passed at the time of writi
"I'm currently hiding in the bathroom, because every time I try to leave, I start crying again."
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves.
Posts on Facebook claim recent fuel shortages were orchestrated by the government and industry in order to sell off fuel surpluses accumulated during the pandemic before they expired. There is no evidence for this. Oxidation and evaporation can,
Only 34 districts have been declared COVID-19 free so far. Several health bodies have warned against using Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19.
Republican senators blocked a bill to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown pledged to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape government.
A screenshot of a job advert from a casting agency which asked for adults aged 18-80 to play the role of hospital patients has been widely shared on social media. The posts include captions such as “Why would we need paid actors for the NHS??? I
The westbound Empire Builder was traveling from Chicago to Seattle when it left the tracks about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin, a town of about 200.
Some social media users reacted with considerable schadenfreude to the embarrassing typo in the controversial Republican Congresswoman's initial announcement.
Did the New England Journal of Medicine backtrack and admit the COVID-19 vaccine may not be safe for pregnant women? No, that's not true: An update posted by the Journal did not change the number of pregnancies a study found resulted in a
Did a leading German medical doctor prove that 80% of those in the official tally of COVID-19 victims died of something else? No, that's not true: The claim relies on a newspaper interview in which Dr. Bertram Haussler was speculating abo
One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public.
Widely shared social media posts claim that ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication that some are using to treat COVID-19 despite little evidence of efficacy, sterilizes 85 percent of men who use the drug. a.image2.image-link.image2-14
REVIEW During the summer of 2021, many countries experienced a new COVID-19 surge mainly driven by the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. First identified in India in October 2020, this variant became rapidly dominant in many countries inc
Did a member of the Food and Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee say, "We are killing more people than we are saving with the shots"? No, that's not true: A member of the public said this. The
In this case, the truth may actually be stranger than fiction.
The vice president allegedly dishonored McCain by laying a wreath at the monument, instead of honoring him.
It is our considered opinion that this "treatment" would cause more headaches than it would cure.