“If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.” Is American democracy in decline? Should we be worried? On October 6, some of America’s top political scientists gathered
Stop. Drop the sponge and step away from the microwave. That squishy cleaning apparatus is a microscopic universe, teeming with countless bacteria. Some people may think that microwaving a sponge kills
The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it. This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina
You and I, one day we’ll die from the same thing. We’ll call it different names: cancer, diabetes, heart failure, stroke. One organ will fail, then another. Or maybe all at once. We’ll become more similar
Washington (CNN) — Former President Barack Obama warned Tuesday against the appeal of authoritarian voices around the world -- at several points airing veiled criticism of his successor, President Donald
A "biomarker" protein hangs out on T-cells where the virus hides from treatment. AIDS patients must endure a lifetime of drugs because the virus conceals itself in the immune system and reactivates with
Weird & Wild A poignant scene from Africa sheds new light on animal behavior. Weird & Wild It has become rare for wild African elephants to live to old age, thanks to their brutal slaughter by ivory poachers.
European Union officials announced Tuesday morning that they are ordering Apple to pay $14.5 billion (technically €13 billion) in back taxes plus interest (another €6 billion) to the government of Ireland.
Astronomers just found a new planet that could potentially support life — and it's really, really close
Why scientists are so excited about the latest exoplanet discovery. In the past 20 years, astronomers have found hundreds of planets scattered across the galaxy. Some of them, like Kepler-452b, are thought
Enterprising thieves have now figured out a way to break into stolen iPhones after they've been locked if the owner isn't careful. It requires duping the target, so it's possible to detect and block —
At the candidate’s rallies, a new understanding of America emerges. He Appears Trump is wearing the red baseball cap, or not. From this distance, he is strangely handsome, well proportioned, puts you mind
How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...) As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These the
Classifying anyone as the “most successful” at anything tends to reflect more on the source than the subject. So keep that in mind when I make the following statement: John Philip Sousa is the most successful