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Inside Palmyra, the Ancient City ISIS Just Sacked

Hours after the terror group grabbed its second city in a week, Palmyra was pitch-black and silent. But residents are bracing for bloody …

Is time travel possible?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could really travel through time?<p>A documentary still in the making is exploring that possibility. Dubbed “A Brief History of Time Travel,” the film will explore the history of time travel, its presence in pop culture, and our obsession with it. The film asks, What makes …

Why The Digital Revolution Has Not Yet Fulfilled Its Promises

In the 1970s the blistering growth after the second world war vanished in both Europe and America. In the early 1990s Japan joined the slump, entering a prolonged period of economic stagnation.<p>Brief spells of faster growth in intervening years quickly petered out. The rich world is still trying to …

Iraqi Kurdish forces moving toward complex battle in Mosul

Three days after U.S. airstrikes in Iraq began,<p>Islamic Statemilitantsfled west across the bridge spanning the Khazir River, destroying half of it with TNT.<p>The August explosion was meant to slow an offensive by Kurdish <i>peshmerga</i> forces to retake Iraqi towns seized by the Sunni Muslim extremist group. …

Marine missing in Persian Gulf presumed lost

A Marine lost at sea after bailing out of a MV-22 Osprey when it appeared it might crash in the Persian Gulf is believed to be the first American military casualty in support of U.S. operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.<p>Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, was declared dead after search and rescue …