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Children Don’t Always Live

My daughter, Greta, was 2 years old when she died — or rather, when she was killed. A piece of masonry fell eight stories from an improperly maintained building and struck her in the head while she sat on a bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her grandmother. No single agent set it on …

Don’t blame the robots! An interview on manufacturing, automation, and globalization with Susan Houseman.

Susan Houseman is a senior economist at the Upjohn Institute in Michigan. I’ve followed her work on employment trends, especially in manufacturing, for years, and wanted to share some of her recent findings that struck me as particularly germane at this point in time.<p><b>JB: This election has clearly</b> …

Manufacturing

The U.S. military is great on STEM. It should also be great on liberal arts.

The U.S. military understood the importance of STEM long before it became the most coveted acronym in education.<p>Recognizing their critical skills in the conduct of war, George Washington appointed the first engineering officers to the Revolutionary Army on June 16, 1775.<p>Military historian Ian Hope …

Laugh, creepy clowns. Go on, laugh

Any day now, some stupid clown will get popped for being a clown.<p>It is inevitable, is it not?<p>America is a nation now gripped by clown hysteria. And once a people become hysterical, they tend to get a little trigger-happy.<p>So we have creepy clown sightings, and mobs hunting clowns in Pennsylvania, …

Afghanistan, the 15-year failure

There is a perverse symmetry on display in Afghanistan right now. Fifteen years ago, American warplanes bombed targets there, beginning an offensive against the Taliban government and al-Qaida precipitated by the 9/11 attacks. This week, they were in action once again.<p>There was, of course, a big …

I survived the Hoboken train wreck. It scares me to think it could happen again.

I was in the lead car of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed Thursday in Hoboken, N.J., sitting about eight rows from the front, on the left side, and as we entered the station the lights went out, I felt the car leave the rails and my first thought was: <i>This is a train crash — duck and …

‘Surrender and you can eat again’: Aleppo on the brink

“Catastrophic” is the word several U.S. officials use privately to discuss the latest developments in Syria, in which a savage Russian bombing campaign has brought Aleppo near the point of surrender. Yet even as members of the Obama administration acknowledge the horror, they remain wary of options …

The weight of Big Sugar's deceit

The recent revelation that Harvard scientists were paid off to downplay sugar’s harms in the 1960s shows how the food industry shockingly manipulated nutrition science for decades. Yet the news media has given the sugar industry too much credit. The real story about how sugar got a pass — while …

Nutrition

Government Can’t Keep Us Safe

Investigators are now of the opinion that the co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard …

Which is the Most Responsible Nuclear Nation – Iran, Israel or the United States?

The U.S. and five other world powers – Russia, China, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, known collectively as the P5+1 for the permanent United …

The threat of nuclear war is higher than at any time in the past 25 years

IN JANUARY 2007 Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, William Perry and Sam Nunn — two Republican secretaries of state, a Democratic defence secretary and a Democratic head of the Senate Armed Services Committee — called for a global effort to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons.<p>The ultimate goal, they …

(Historical cover up!) Earths 1st Nuclear War Will Be Her 2nd., page 1

It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.<p>Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.<p>Thank you.<p>Some features of ATS will …

Virulently Anti-American: 81 Percent Of Russians Now View The United States Negatively

Russians view the United States much more unfavorably today than they did during the end of the Cold War era. As you will read about below, an …

Nuclear weapons: Who has what?

Known to have nuclear weapons<p>Suspected to have nuclear weapons<p>Accused of pursuing weapons, now in deal never to do so<p>Country<p>First test<p>Most recent test<p>Total tests<p>Estimated warheads<p><b>Sources:</b> Federation of American Scientists, CIA World Factbook, Nuclear Threat Initiative, U.S. Census Bureau

Russia Sends Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Crimea

KYIV, Ukraine—As NATO and Russia simultaneously launch military exercises stretching from Eastern Europe into the Arctic, Russian defense officials …

Military

Nuclear peril: North Korea 'prepared' to launch nuclear attack at 'any time'

GETTY•APNorth Korea is apparently 'prepared' to attack at 'any time'<p>In a TV interview Hyun Hak-bong said his country had nuclear weapons - and it was …

With Nuclear Talks Running Out of Time, Iran Rejects Key Demand

The U.S. and other world powers and Iran met Monday in a final push to reach an interim nuclear deal — with one foreign minister saying there had been "some progress and some setbacks" as a deadline loomed in the negotiations.<p>Talks aimed at preventing Tehran having the capacity to develop a nuclear …

So Yeah, Israel Has Nuclear Weapons

Paula R. Stern<p>Paula R. Stern is CEO and founder of WritePoint Ltd., a leading technical writing company offering documentation services and training …