Alexandra Coppola

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Trump's Travel Ban Is Not Recruiting More Terrorists

But it is hurting U.S. efforts to recruit allies in counterterrorism.<p>Since President Donald Trump last month issued an executive order banning travel from seven Muslim majority nations, we've heard a lot about how it will aid jihadists.<p>Leading Democrats, counterterrorism experts and even Iran's …

National Security

Who is Hillary Clinton?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former first lady, senator, and secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has lived in the public eye for parts of five decades, emerging now as the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major American party. To many, though, Clinton remains an inscrutable figure -- a trailblazing …

A New Equation Estimates the Chances of Life Arising on a Given Planet

An astrobiologist and a chemist team up on a new equation to describe the conditions needed for life to arise on a planet.<p>A pair of researchers have come up with a new equation to help estimate one of the great unknowns in our Universe: the probability of life arising on a given planet.<p>They hope …

New Drone Takes Off Like A Helicopter, Flies Like A Plane

The best of both worlds<p>Runways are inconvenient, and helicopters are inefficient. Between these two statements is the quest for Vertical Takeoff and Landing, or VTOL, flying machines. Hampered for decades by the difficulty of building such an aircraft that can switch from hovering to forward thrust …

Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice<p>Even the most dedicated study plan can be undone by a failure to understand how human memory works. Only when you’re aware of the trap set for us by …

Language Learning

May Day rally in Los Angeles features strong anti-Trump theme | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in a May Day rally that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.<p>The demonstration in …