The NFL joins the Age of Metrics.
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With chips embedded in footballs in Thursday night games, the NFL is moving toward a data-driven future. How will fans, media and teams benefit?
Kenyan civil society activists protest against the extrajudicial killing of a human rights lawyer and his client. Restrictions against NGOs have intensified.
The government of Uhuru Kenyatta may wish to reconsider its repeated attacks against NGOs. The country as a whole is likely to benefit if the government softens its stance.
Residents of Flint, Michigan wait at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. on the water crisis.
Hillary Clinton has elevated environmental justice to a high level as a presidential nominee, but as the Flint water crisis demonstrates, the deeper problem lies in ineffective government agencies.
Séance sportive assistée par réalité virtuelle.
Il est un domaine où les casques de réalité virtuelle ne demandent qu’à être utilisés : l’entraînement des sportifs. Exemple à l’Université de l’Indiana
Is it fair to criticize Belgian security forces for not stopping last week’s bombing?
Ensuring complete security against terrorist attacks, especially against vulnerable targets in Europe, is all but impossible. Here's why.
Indiana University football coach Kevin Wilson explains VR-enabled training to his players.
Indiana University Athletics
Virtual reality technology is a radical departure from traditional video presentation, with myriad applications in both consumer media and in athletic practice.
Clashing views in front of SCOTUS.
What public opinion surveys reveal about changing attitudes toward the Supreme Court.
Hurricane Sandy was a turning point on views about climate change, but the effect doesn’t trump political views.
Despite what some climate advocates think, extreme weather events do little to sway Americans' political views on climate change.
The conflict mineral provision has hurt the victims of the violence more than the perpetrators.
Congress tasked the SEC with reducing violence in Congo through Dodd-Frank's conflict minerals provision. A laudable goal, but the SEC can't achieve it.
Should states test homeschoolers?
Homeschooling regulations vary from state to state. And loopholes in these regulations could excuse parents from actually reporting the results.
Palestinian men pray in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-amid.
Religion and modernity need not be at odds with one another, and many leading Muslim thinkers are plumbing early texts to promote progressive ideas.
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen looking into an X-ray screen placed in front of a man’s body and seeing the ribs and the bones of the arm.
Wellcome Library, London
November 8 marks the anniversary of Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray. Its revolutionary impact represents one of science’s greatest stories.
Road to nowhere?
Obama will decide on the Keystone pipeline before he leaves office, but despite marginal voter interest, it's an issue politicians on all sides will not let die.
Blood is just one of the body fluids we need to survive.
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By learning a bit more about these body fluids, we can develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our own biology.
Looking to the cosmos to find our place in the universe.
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Proponents of Big History say science provides a better sacred story for humanity than traditional faiths. Will this lead to an era of better stewardship of the environment?
Justin Trudeau displaced Stephen Harper, an avowed friend of the fossil fuel industry, as Canada’s prime minister.
Two politicians known to oppose action on climate change – Canada's Stephen Harper and Australia's Tony Abbott – have been displaced. What does this say about climate as a voter issue?
Hearing it from supporters: attendee at Clinton rally in New Hampshire expresses opposition to Keystone pipeline.
Hillary Clinton's opposition to construction of the Keystone pipeline has little effect in the short term but reflects building "supply side" strategy of environmentalists to limit fossil fuel development.
Brian Williams will be a breaking news reporter for MSNBC.
In the years after a traumatic news event, we're prone to confuse things we saw on TV with what we witnessed in person.
People wait in line for Stephen Colbert’s debut on The Late Show.
In shedding the caricature of a conservative pundit, Colbert can have more substantive conversations with his guests, while still employing his unique brand of satire.
Researchers pored through 70,439 New Yorker cartoons.
Some might say we're in the age of the 'priceless' child, but The New Yorker certainly doesn't think so.