An artist’s depiction of the ‘shibboleth incident.’
Detail from art by H. de Blois, from The Bible and Its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons, vol. 3, edited by Charles F. Horne and Julius A. Bewer, 1908
Going as far back as the Bible, and as widely known as the phrase 'Open, Sesame,' passwords are a textual link to our past. But they may not be around much longer.
Trump signs the Waters of the United States executive order on Feb. 28, 2017.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
The stack of executive orders, proclamations and memoranda Trump has signed makes other presidents' stacks look puny.
An ICE operation in Los Angeles, Feb. 7, 2017.
Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP
You often hear police express a concern that their jobs will become more difficult if they are forced to work with ICE. We look at the evidence.
Will history give Trump a thumbs-up for his first 100 days?
AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez
Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for really getting a lot done fast. Will history remember Trump so kindly?
Nick Lehr/The Conversation via Wikimedia Commons
Just as Fitzgerald's career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.
Job shadowing is one way that students can understand career options in their Rust Belt communities.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / flickr
Rust Belt youth often want to stay near home but can't find jobs. The key may be in educational initiatives that help young people find and acquire the jobs that are already readily available.
There’s still a lot of the U.S. waiting to be wired up.
President Trump has touted infrastructure investment as a way to boost the U.S. economy. At the moment, he's missing a key opportunity – expanding broadband internet service.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
Rural schools are an often overlooked part of the public education system.
Nationwide, 16 percent of charter schools are rural. Yet, somehow these key players are often overlooked.
The Navy converted to oil from coal a few years before the U.S. entered World War I, helping to solidify petroleum’s strategic status.
Naval History and Heritage Command
Before World War I, petroleum had few practical uses, but it emerged from the war as a strategic global asset necessary for national stability and security.
American troops drive French Renault FT tanks to the battle line in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 26, 1918.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
America's longstanding tradition of isolationism meant that in 1917 U.S. forces needed a lot of support from overseas allies to fight effectively.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton has a cup of coffee with newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin in April 1992. Breslin died on March 19.
Stephan Savoia/AP Photo
After the death of legendary New York Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin, some have lamented the end of blue-collar journalism. But in today's media environment, Breslin's approach might not be enough.
Can moral sentiments be measured?
Asking people about morality and empathy may not yield sincere answers. Moral sentiments, can, indeed, be measured.
Have hackers driven us back to the age of the physical key?
Even as text-message two-factor authentication is just starting to become common, a newer method, a return to the era of the physical key, is nipping at its heels.
The divide is in the data.
American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015 5 year estimates, Table S1810
More and more people are talking about the 'rural-urban divide,' but what does that phrase actually mean? We asked experts from around the country to illustrate the gap in graphs and maps.
A North Korean ballistic rocket launching drill, undated photo.
REUTERS/ North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (right) with protestor on Aug. 5, 2016.
AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim
The DOJ has found excessive use of force in the Baltimore, Ferguson and Chicago police departments. Could a solution be found by seeing the police as victims of violence as well?
New research challenges the assumption that world food production must double by 2050 to keep up with demand. The authors call for more focus on conservation through measures such as these diverse winter cover crops planted on a Pennsylvania dairy farm.
According to widely-cited estimates, world food production must double by 2050 to keep up with population growth. New research challenges this target and calls for balancing growth with conservation.
Migrants arrive at the Juan Bosco migrant shelter in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico after being deported.
Trump's orders on deportations and immigration enforcement signal a hard-line approach without consideration for important factors in the lives of migrants.
Demonstrators calling for justice in a protest march.
King led one of the most successful resistance movements in American history. It was related to his Christian faith. He urged his followers to emulate the love that Christ epitomized.