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The Mother of All Bombs: How badly did it hurt IS in Afghanistan?

<b>On 13 April the US dropped one of its largest non-nuclear bombs on a tunnel complex used by so-called Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. It was the first time such a weapon had been used in battle.</b><b>The BBC's Auliya Atrafi has been to the area to see if it really had any impact in the</b> …

Afghanistan

How Hedge Fund Billionaire James Simons Is Changing Math Education

Before Renaissance Technologies founder James Simons became a hedge fund billionaire, he taught math.<p>Now, Simons, who has an estimated net worth of $18 billion, is supporting math education through the National Math Festival on Saturday April 22 in Washington, DC. The one-day event will have …

Mathematics

Just What IS A Charter School, Anyway?

We're all familiar with the term "hidden in plain sight." Well, there may be no better way to describe the nation's 6,900 charter schools.<p>These publicly-funded, privately-run schools have been around since the first one opened in St. Paul, Minn., in 1992. Today, they enroll about 3.1 million …

Education

Why Trump’s Immigration Rules Are Unconstitutional

Don’t pay attention to the administration's spin. The law is clear.<p>President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling to the United States—as well as denying entry to refugees from Syria for the indefinite …

Immigration

How Does Trump's Immigration Freeze Square With His Business Interests?

Even as President Trump takes steps to restrict visitors from some majority-Muslim countries, he and his family continue to do business in some of the others.<p>Ethics experts question whether that might indicate conflicts between Trump's business interests and his role as U.S. president.<p>The executive …

Donald Trump

Republicans reportedly meet in private to discuss concerns about 'TrumpCare'

Republican members of Congress are reportedly voicing concerns in private about repealing ObamaCare and replacing it with a law-- to be known as 'TrumpCare'-- that they will own "lock, stock and barrel."<p>Republican leaders have reportedly met privately Thursday in a closed-off downtown Philadelphia …

Health Care

America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign

According to new figures, the US dropped nearly three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Dare we think how Donald Trump will continue this legacy?<p>Most Americans would probably be astounded to realize that the president who has been painted by Washington pundits as a reluctant warrior has actually …

Middle East

Challenging the U.S., Moscow Pushes Into Afghanistan

Russian inroads complicate U.S. efforts to strengthen the government, stamp out the Taliban and end America’s longest war<p>KABUL—Russia is making fresh inroads into Afghanistan that could complicate U.S. efforts to strengthen the fragile Kabul government, stamp out the resilient Taliban insurgency …

Afghanistan

Donald Trump may pose an existential threat to the United Nations

Constant whispers of the US leaving or defunding the UN have now become shouts. The world – and the United States – would suffer if that happened<p>Thanks to Donald Trump, the United Nations may now be facing its greatest existential crisis. According to some reports, there exist draft executive …

United Nations

Republicans divided over border wall as Trump era begins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Congressional Republicans leave their annual policy retreat divided over paying for President Donald Trump's border wall, one of …

Donald Trump

US president Donald Trump has signed seven executive orders so far. Read them here

<i>Last updated on Jan. 31, 2017.</i><p>US president Donald Trump has initiated a series of presidential actions since taking office on Jan 23. The directives touch on issues like the Affordable Care Act, new homeownership, federal hiring, and most controversially, immigration.<p>While most people casually …

Immigration

How Trump's plan to pay for Mexico border wall would work

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising Mexico will pay for his massive border wall. On Thursday, his administration finally suggested …

Donald Trump

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Was a Mistake — Don't Mourn It

President Trump’s formal withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations has precipitated a flood of tears about and warnings of the end of free trade and rising Chinese hegemony from orthodox economists and pundits.<p>But there is no cause for tears or grounds …

The Latest: Trump expected to shift toward economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>11:50 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump is expected to turn back to the economy …

Donald Trump

Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.<p>The actions, …

Immigration

Mexico braced for exodus to US as ‘Trump effect’ hurts the peso

In Mexico it is known as “<i>el efecto Trump</i>”: a barrage of taunts and tweets that rattle the economy and hammer the peso. For the new president, it is part of a strategy to pressure companies to move jobs back to the United States. Mexico’s job will be to suck it up, accept the millions of people …

Mexico

Britain has to find a way to work with Donald Trump

One of the first things Donald Trump did as president was to return a bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office. It is merely a symbol but, for British observers at least, a hopeful one. Love him or loathe him, Mr Trump is now the most powerful man in the world – and the UK has to work with him. …

How Trump's executive order impacts future of 'Obamacare'

Was Obama a Transformational President?

His most ardent supporters like to think he fundamentally changed the country. But his record shows otherwise.<p>For weeks now, the impending departure of Barack Obama from the White House has inspired a run of paeans to his greatness, a flood of laments about how much he’ll be missed. Everywhere …

Political Science

9 Questions With the Man Who Oversaw Higher Education Under Obama

Ted Mitchell has some advice for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department.<p>During his last day as the person in charge of higher education under the Obama administration, Under Secretary Ted Mitchell took a few minutes to talk to <i>The Atlantic</i> by phone about the U.S. …

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

Woodworking

DraftKings - Fantasy Sports on the App Store

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Can You Solve 'Einstein's Riddle?'

In this TED-ED video, we're presented with what's called "Einstein's Riddle." As the video-makers admit, it apparently has nothing to do with …

Mathematics

The ancient productivity tool that will boost your brain power

At Winter Session, a bag and wallet maker in Denver, employees not only craft many products manually; they are also encouraged to keep handwritten notes about manufacturing processes. Co-founder Tanya Fleisher says that "writing things down helps you internalize and process the information on a …

The awesome way teachers are using Lego blocks to teach fractions

In a blog post for Scholastic, teacher Alycia Zimmerman breaks down the many cool ways she uses Legos to help her students understand a variety of math concepts.<p>Because of the range of block sizes and the intuitiveness of the stud pattern, Legos can be used to teach everything from square roots to …

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

Happiness

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

Education

Study provides early clue to why some kids struggle with reading

New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read - and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech …