Some areas affected by storms see year’s worth of rain falling in the space of a few hours. You could hardly claim it had been a long hard winter and spring across the Arabian Peninsula. More often than
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday endorsed the world’s first-ever vaccine for dengue fever, a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus that threatens to infect close to half of the world’s Unlike
How can we describe this most recent episode in the saga of El Chapo? If history repeats itself as farce, what comes next? Perhaps the right word is gringada, a derogatory Mexican term applied to Hollywood
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Looking ahead to his final State of the Union address, Barack Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer that he was “celebrating, just celebrating the last time I ever have to talk these
Kurt Vonnegut, at age twenty-two, didn’t know what to do with himself. It was autumn, 1945. He was back from Europe, having survived the firebombing of Dresden as a prisoner of war, and he had convinced
(CNN) — A dump site is the last place you would expect to find an 8th century B.C. seal for a papyrus document signed by one of the kings of Judah. Perhaps that's why it has taken 2,700 years for the of
How will CRISPR shape our future? Today, hundreds of scientists are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the international summit on genome editing. The three-day conference will discuss the ethical and appropriate
President Obama was in a reflective mood when he met with a group of journalists at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, a few hours after he delivered a combative speech defending the Iran deal. He
“…and are we not of interest to each other?” Elizabeth Alexander is among the most entrancing and spiritually invigorating poets of our time, and only the fourth poet in history to read at a U.S. presidential
Although not seen in public since US-led coalition toppled his government in 2001, Omar’s death raises questions over future of Taliban and efforts to achieve peace Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban leader,
It is the year 2042. The world has devolved into apocalypse. The sky is dark in the day, and there are howls and screams at night. Marauding bands roam the countryside, preying on—and eating—their fellow-humans.
A Zen Master Explains Life and Death to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind
“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.” If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great
On 3 June this year, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN began delivering particle collisions at an energy 63% higher than previously achieved. This week in Vienna, first physics results were presented.
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front among Middle Eastern nations to fight militancy, in his first regional trip since Iran reached an agreement with world powers
The Iranian authorities have ordered the media not to criticise the recent nuclear agreement with world powers, it has emerged. A top secret document sent to newspaper editors has surfaced on the internet.
“Love is really a recognition of truth, a recognition of another person’s integrity and truth.” Poet, novelist, mythologist, essayist, and translator Robert Graves (July 24, 1895–December 7, 1985) is the
Cognitive style linked to preference in pop music You truly believe that Kanye is the best musician on the planet. Is it simply a matter of taste, or is something else going on? Although there’s no doubt
A new study examines "orgasmability" to determine whether it serves a purpose or is just an evolutionary accident There may be few questions of human sexuality more rancorous than those about the female
(CNN) — At a town hall Thursday, Jeb Bush refused to back down to criticism from Democrats, and one animated local voter, who charged him with "attacking the seniors" over his push for entitlement reform.