Police stand guard in Place de la Republique, Paris, November 15 2015.
Compared to 9/11, the recent attacks by ISIS were coordinated, but not costly.
Children may be absorbed in figuring out emotions of people important to them.
Why does emotional learning matter for children?
Motivation to act: Beijing pollution.
A summit between officials from the US and China on climate change underscores the crucial role cities need to play in meeting national carbon-emission goals.
A man inspects the remains of what ISIS militants say was a US drone that crashed in Raqqa in 2014.
A planned US drone strike program in Syria will waste life, political capital and resources.
Amarion Allen, 11, stands in front of police in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9, 2015.
Community policing efforts in New Haven and Gainesville offer a stark contrast to military-style policing.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi waves at his trial with other Muslim Brotherhood members in Cairo, in May. He was subsequently sentenced to death. Egypt is among a handful of African countries that regularly execute.
Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
As with most aspects of criminal justice in sub-Saharan Africa, the death penalty as it currently exists in law is a colonial import. Criminal justice before the modern era was a private matter.
Sandra Bland (left) died in jail after a routine traffic stop in Texas. Freddie Gray died after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody.
Police in Lowell, Massachusetts and Memphis, Tennessee are using a new approach designed to help them build trust while enforcing the law.
But how to stop a next time?
What we need is an examination of whether we're looking at terrorism the right way to begin with.
It’s all happening! New Horizons' science team members react to crisp shots of Pluto.
New Horizons mission members have worked on the project for even longer than it's taken the spacecraft to get to Pluto. They've planned, built and researched – and now their efforts are paying off.
A Syrian refugee flees from ISIS attack.
There were more airstrikes against ISIS this July 4 weekend. Most politicians agree that ‘war is the answer.’ But here’s an argument that peacebuilding is the only realistic way to defeat ISIS.
ISIS take Ramadi; on the move in Iraq.
ISIS victories in Iraq do not come out of the blue; the group's military success results from a long history of tensions between Sunnis and Shia and US policies that fostered such tension.
U.S. President Barack Obama listens to British Prime Minister David Cameron.
The decisive Conservative victory in the UK may deal a blow to the "special relationship" with the United States on issues of global defense and security.
Santana Row, located in San Jose, California, is one of many Lifestyle Centers cropping up around the country. Parading themselves as a Main Street from a bygone era, these new retail centers hope to recreate what was lost in the rush to cover America with large malls from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Meet the indoor shopping mall's hipper, “New Urbanist” cousin.
Do more non-medical vaccine exemptions mean a higher incidence of disease?
As of January 30, 102 people in 14 states were reported to have measles, and most of these cases are tied to the outbreak that began at Disneyland in December. Public health officials are citing an increase…
For Google, the map is not the end product.
Google has managed to map most of the world. Recently, the company offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how it’s built the Google Maps application using a combination of technology (the Google Street…
Do humans learn grammar based on what they hear? Or is it already in our brain somewhere?
How do we humans end up using language in a way that conforms to grammatical rules? Recent research, using artificially designed languages, has disproved what many scientists used to think, that grammar…
Trouble brewing for China?
China’s rapid economic growth, and the development of Shanghai, Chongqing, and Shenzen into modern metropolises, might easily give observers the sense of a successful country, full of confidence. Clearly…
Too many? Well, they are planning to save the world.
People who love animals and open spaces often have little use for other people. Naturalist David Attenborough recently described humans as “a plague on earth”. David Foreman of Earth First has set a goal…
By deliberately making false historical sources, students can learn to think more critically.
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What happens when you teach students how to lie? Answer: they become better historians. More than a decade ago, back in the days of Web 0.5, a student of mine submitted a generally well-written essay on…