Geologists offer evidence that the biggest volcanic eruptions ooze their way to destruction. If you live in the western United States, the chances are very good that you live within the cradle of a supervolcano.
Today, the activity tracking service Human released a cool visualization that shows all the physical activity of its users in a few major cities around the world for a 24 hour period. Whether or not you’re
By Dana Nelson Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about polarization in politics. Need a primer? Catch up here.
Underlying the debate over Apple's refusal to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook is the idea that cellphones hold the most intimate details of our daily lives.
Rapid advances and innovations in digital information technology have given us the means to gather data and produce new information on a massive scale. How do we bring this information to people in ways
Gender should not be a factor in education. Globally, 65 million girls are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, two-thirds are women. There are 33 million fewer
What does big data know about you? Quite a lot. Every time we use a computer, access our phones, or open an app on a tablet, we’re leaving a digital trail. Most people are vaguely aware that Google knows
Washington (CNN) — American B-52 bombers are "ready and able" to strike ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, a top Air Force official confirmed Monday. The air campaign against ISIS is "taking a toll on our
Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main GEOGRAPHY A new visualization shows where Earth’s rain falls—and when. (Geographical) Create your own rainfall map with MapMaker Interactive’s precipitation
By Adam Goldman and Adam Goldman Reporter who covered terrorism and national security Bio Souad Mekhennet Souad Mekhennet Reporter covering national security, Middle East, North Africa, terrorism, Europe.
Tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins to ‘part ways’ with Wheaton College following a confidential agreement, says joint statement A professor at an evangelical university near Chicago who
A top official in the United Arab Emirates said Sunday that his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants as part of an international coalition. Minister of State
Radicalisation Prevent strategy has led to a "hypersensitivity" in schools about addressing Muslim creationist beliefs, a head teacher has warned The Government's Prevent strategy, introduced to tackle