- Trump v the NFL: the latest battle in a long war over sports, race and politics
- The opioid epidemic: How Congress and drug company lobbyists worked to neutralize the DEA
- How Thrift Stores Were Born
- 10 Greatest Native American Chiefs And Leaders
- Trump’s alternative reality
- Health Officials Defining Life As ‘Beginning at Conception’
- Berenice Abbott’s New York Stores (1930s)
- Just Deserts
- Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds
Before the nation was introduced to Colin Kaepernick, a line of athletes embodied the struggle to overcome racial discrimination in American sports
If you live in the the United States (and even if you don’t) you’ve probably heard about a number of the country’s prominent historical figures. But what a
President Trump “goes there, on just about every topic imaginable,” as NBC’s Brian Williams put it, during a pair of Q&As, two hours apart yesterday — one in the Cabinet Room and one with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Rose Garden.
Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991) was an American photographer renowned for her black-and-white photography of New York City in the 1930s. Her pictures of New York stores, street vendors and bars formed part of Changing New York, her project sponsored by the Federal Art Project (FAP) in the 1930s.
Bowe Bergdahl and our “so-it-goes” system of military justice
Source: Just Deserts | Jay Baron Nicorvo
Spacetime ripples from a stellar cataclysm in a distant galaxy help explain the cosmic origins of gold, and chart the course for a new age of “multi-messenger” astronomy
You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency. You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family?
The cultural brain hypothesis of human development could also explain cetaceans forming friendships – and even gossiping
In the aftermath of racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, an anthropologist offers insights to other communities that might face similar challenges.
Behind the scenes of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, a drama that tells the remarkable true story behind the creation of a groundbreaking superhero
The Coolest Thing in the Universe
The universe is full of some very cool stuff: neutron stars that weigh a ton a teaspoon; supermassive black holes that grip even light in their iron fists; infinitesimal neutrinos that stream right through solid steel; all the bizarre flora and fauna found right here on planet Earth.
It might be the ultimate in egoism, but of all the known things in the universe, the most amazing is surely the lump of goo inside our skulls. That lump of goo knows about neutron stars, black holes, neutrinos, and a middling number of the flora and fauna here on planet Earth. It even knows (a little) about itself.
Facial recognition technology may be able to guess more about us than we’re comfortable sharing.
If you can commit to less, you can create opportunities for the things you’ve really been meaning to do.
Later this month, the National Archives is set to release thousands of documents about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. It’s likely to fuel conspiracy theorists for years.
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The wildfires in California’s wine country are coming in the midst of a near-record fire season nationwide. Researchers say a warming climate is a factor.
Trees of the genus Pisonia are not your average tree.
Allen Brooks was dragged from the courtroom by an angry mob
One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.
Mass shootings are a fact of life in the United States. In the first two months of 2016 alone, there were two major ones in Hesston, Kansas, and in Kalamaz
“Smells are particles of things on your nose.”