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The never-ending conundrums of classical physics

Even today, scientists still try to solve sprinkler brain teasers from the 19th century.<p>During its teenage and young adult years—what is now referred …

What’s behind your blood type?

After over a century of study, we're still not entirely sure.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. …

7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict

Are you "pro-Israel" or "pro-Palestine"? It isn't even noon yet as I write this, and I've already been accused of being both.<p>These terms intrigue me because they directly speak to the doggedly tribal nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. You don't hear of too many other countries being …

Watching the Eclipse

Ambassador Michael McFaul was there when the promise of democracy came to Russia—and when it began to fade.<p>In January, 2012, Michael McFaul, a tenured political scientist from Stanford and President Obama’s chief adviser on Russia through the first term, arrived in Moscow with his wife and two sons …