Director James Comey makes it official: The FBI is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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Russian interference in the U.S. election is part of a bigger pattern, according to a former ambassador from Montenegro to NATO.
The New Thought movement left behind an important legacy.
A 19th-century movement, New Thought, came to a have deep influence on the prosperity gospel - that faith could lead one to health and material wealth. What does it tell us about Trump's faith?
Three generations of a Wisconsin family with a nine-point buck.
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What place does hunting have in our urbanized society? Is it acceptable to kill for fun? For conservation? Philosophy doesn't have all the answers, but it can help us understand opposing views.
A woman holding a picture of Castro and Chavez waits to pay homage to Castro in Havana on Nov. 28, 2016.
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A former British ambassador to Cuba, now a professor at Boston University, still has a few questions for the late Cuban leader.
Department of Elections workers sort through mailed in ballots at City Hall in San Francisco, on Nov. 8, 2016.
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Voters in three states approved ballot measures on firearms. So what will these new laws do?
News of Trump’s election has had a deep impact on global climate talks now going on.
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Memo To Marrakech: If the U.S. drops the mantle of global leadership on climate, here are the rest of the world's options on how to react.
Global climate negotiators come to Marrakesh to talk about how to transfer money from rich to poor countries for climate adaptation, among other issues.
Negotiators face a daunting task at the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh: Build on the momentum of Paris and resolve difficult questions over money for poor countries.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signs legislation lowering the default speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour, Oct. 27, 2014.
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have painted starkly different views of U.S. cities during the campaign. Will the next president deliver the funding and political support mayors are seeking?
Couch potato or engaged citizen?
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Streaming television may actually facilitate important forms of human interaction, like participating in politics.
Can leaks do more than stoke nationalist fervor?
A former British ambassador to Cuba sees widespread harm in letting WikiLeaks operate from within the Ecuadorian embassy.
What does the Nobel mean for America?
Immigrants have contributed to America's great success at the Nobel. Of the 350 Nobel winners from the United States, more than 100 have been immigrants.
Antonio Guterres at the U.N. European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Oct. 9, 2015.
The way we elect the secretary-general of the United Nations puts too much power in too few hands.
Que peut-on apprendre en étudiant la vie d’Isaac Newton ?
Trop souvent négligée, l’histoire des sciences est pourtant un atout précieux pour les étudiants, qui peuvent y puiser inspiration et motivation.
Nigeria has more than 250 ethnic groups and more than 500 languages.
Ethnic divisions persist in countries like Nigeria not because the 'cultures' of those countries are predisposed to ethnic strife, but as a result of a weak state.
Isaac Newton’s portrait. What can students learn from his life?
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.
A plane flies over a vigil for the Pulse night club victims.
What does it mean to view firearm violence as a public health problem?
Shouting past each other online doesn’t help.
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Social media is a great way to spread science information, fast. But the online echo chamber isn't always good at separating what's valid from what's not, and being prolific doesn't make you right.
Flags at the Washington Monument fly at half staff to honor those killed in Orlando.
BU researchers on the prevalence of mass shootings and gun violence, why parents often underestimate how easily their kids could access a gun and why we know so little about how to solve this problem.
Scientists themselves may be the key to finding the right balance.
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The public loses when their only choices are inaccessible, impenetrable journal articles or overhyped click-bait about science. Scientists themselves need to step up and help bridge the divide.
Protestors rally against interim Brazilian President Michel Temer.
A BU professor walks through the turmoil of Brazil’s political past to explain why there’s more at stake than you might think.