Asher Samuel

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Consumer prices dipped in August

Inflation remained modest in August as gasoline prices fell sharply, giving the Federal Reserve another reason to delay a hike in interest rates at a key meeting that begins Wednesday.<p>The consumer price index dipped 0.1%, the Labor Department said Wednesday, in line with economists' estimates. …


What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Space Science

'Modern Family' Star Ariel Winter Opens Up About Breast Reduction Surgery

"This is how I was supposed to be."<p>"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter has opened up about her decision to have breast reduction surgery.<p>In an interview with Glamour magazine, the 17-year-old actress (who plays Alex Dunphy on the hit TV show) discussed why she chose to have the procedure done and how …

Feeling the Burn at Burning Man: Pictures


An American family saved their son from joining the Islamic State. Now he might go to prison.

<b>CONFRONTING THE CALIPHATE</b> | This is part of an occasional series.<p>SPRING, Tex. — Asher Abid Khan sat in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and considered his next move — forward to Syria and enlistment in the Islamic State, the militant group that had drawn him to the possibility of dying for Allah, or home …


Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

James Webb Space Telescope

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Public Health