Nathan Lahay

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The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

Minecraft

California School District Votes to Allow Staff to Carry Guns

One California school district has voted to allow staff members to carry guns on campus.<p>The district says the policy was put in place to ensure the safety of students in case there is an active shooter situation.<p>William La Jeunesse reported on "America's Newsroom" that Kingsburg High School …

Stephen Hawking wants to use lasers to propel a tiny spaceship to Alpha Centauri

When famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech tycoon Yuri Milner announced a $100 million hunt for alien life last year, they pledged to inject a whole lot of funding and brain power into the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. At a news conference Tuesday, the duo announced …

Planetary Habitability

Kerry makes ‘gut-wrenching’ visit to where U.S. first dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday said he thought everybody, including President Obama, should visit Hiroshima, after completing what he called a “gut-wrenching” visit to a museum at ground zero in the city where the United States dropped the first atomic bomb, in World …

North Korea

Brazil’s nightmare: No end in sight

Woe is Brazil. As August’s Summer Olympics approach, Latin America’s largest country — with a population of 206 million and an economy that is 40 percent of the region’s total — is caught in a harsh slump and faces a political crisis that could result in its president being impeached. How did this …

Brazil