Mapping a face is the starting point.
Computers are getting better at identifying people's faces, and while that can be helpful as well as worrisome. To properly understand the legal and privacy ramifications, we need to know how facial recognition technology works.
Aaron Douglas. "Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery to Reconstruction." Oil on canvas, 1934. The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Art and Artifacts Division.
Many associate post-World War I culture with Hemingway and Fitzgerald's Lost Generation. But for black artists, writers and thinkers, the war changed the way they saw their past and their future.
The website to sign up for health insurance in the exchanges, HealthCare.gov, could go away.
The Republican House plan for health care has been decried for its effect on the poor, the aged and the sick. Ultimately, though, it could affect everyone, if healthy people don't sign up.
Soccer player on artificial turf.
Artificial turf has become popular for kids' sports as well as for professional players. The little black crumbs that help support the blades of fake grass may not be so harmless.
Des histoires sans stéréotypes peuvent faire toute la différence.
Les histoires que les enfants lisent – ou voient sous forme de livres d’images, de dessins animés ou de films – façonnent fortement leur vision du monde.
While it may be a surprise for some, seniors still enjoy sex. But assisted living facilities may work to keep the older lovers apart in an effort to protect them.
President Donald Trump speaks at a conference for law enforcement.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.
Trump shakes hands with Gorsuch on Jan. 31, 2017.
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As conservatives cheer and liberals fret, a law professor considers Gorsuch's judicial record and the politics behind his selection.
America first, but at what cost?
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Trump's 'America first' rhetoric implies that the internationalism and ‘enlightened self-interest’ that built the postwar order was a big mistake. The evidence and basic economics disagree.
Donald Trump flanked by two of his children, Ivanka and Donald Jr.
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A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and supporters, Oct. 6, 2016.
AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron
Third-party candidates often claim they bring out new voters. Is it true?
Fruits and vegetables can fight free radicals. Via Shutterstock.
We hear about the benefits of antioxidants, but who knows what they really do? Actually, quite a lot. They repair cellular damage caused by trouble-making free radicals.
How can children develop multiple perspectives through stories?
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How about a black Santa story, for a change?
Is this worth the tape it’s wrapped with?
Is forensic science an oxymoron? A new White House report suggests there are major issues with many of the forensic disciplines used to convict defendants of crimes in the U.S.
A glimpse of China’s ‘export machine’ at Ningbo port in Zhejiang province.
China’s goods are everywhere, thanks to the gains China has made from trade and foreign investment. Now that China wants to return the favor, the US may risk losing out if it chooses to turn inward.
Megyn Kelly during a Republican presidential primary debate in Iowa, January 2016.
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Megyn Kelly's account of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes' sexually predatory behavior has put harassment back in headlines. Can public debate on this issue make a difference?
Trump on the stump in 2015, talking about the “disaster known as Obamacare.” Via AP.
President-elect Trump's distaste for Obamacare led him to say repeatedly that he would repeal it. Here's why that may not be so easy, even with Republican control of Congress and the White House.
Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson.
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Are the Libertarians a viable alternative to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? A political philosopher who studies economic justice looks at the platform.
A new focus for the Clinton email inquiry: Huma Abedin.
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Huma Abedin's emails belong to her; the search warrant should be served upon her. Once that happens, she can challenge the warrant's legality.
How is it holding up in this digital age?
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
The FBI has a history of abusing search warrants to illegally read Americans' emails. Did the agency just do it again, in the highest of all high-profile situations?