Paul Volcker was a courageous central banker.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Volcker's legacy involves more than fighting inflation – he showed why central banks need to remain free of meddling from politicians, including the president.
A soldier participates in a training during a tactical leader’s exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Data show that the US intervenes more in other countries' affairs than it did in the past. It also currently hires fewer career professionals for ambassadorial or foreign affairs positions.
Blowing the shofar during Rosh Hashana is one of the holiday’s many traditions.
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Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are quintessentially Jewish holidays, but an ethicist argues that their values around becoming a better human being, transcend any one religion.
The Fed’s Jerome Powell keeps his cards close to his chest.
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
The US economy may be in worse shape than it seems.
Jakarta ada di antara ‘megacity’ dengan populasi lebih dari 10 juta orang.
Pemindahan ibu kota di Indonesia dan negara-negara lain sebenarnya dapat memberi kesan yang salah, bahwa kota-kota juga dapat dibuang.
Jakarta is among the ‘megacities’ with a population of more than 10 million people.
Shifting the capital of Indonesia and other countries may actually send the wrong message that cities too can be discarded.
Smoke from a coal-fired Beijing power plant that closed in 2017 as part of China’s transition to cleaner energy.
AP Photo/Andy Wong
The United Nations is calling on world governments to step up action against climate change. Can China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, fulfill its pledges?
An illustration from the Christian Herald showing famine-hit people in India.
Courtesy of the Christian Herald Association, New York
For International Day of Charity on Sept. 5, a history of how the Christian Herald mobilized Americans in the late 19th century to give millions for the relief of global suffering.
Siapa yang memantau bagaimana Facebook memantau Anda?
Tidak mungkin assessor independen dapat benar-benar memantau bagaimana Facebook dapat melanggar atau menyalahgunakan privasi pengguna.
Il est possible que les tiques transportent des armes bactériologiques - mais la bactérie b.burgdoferi qui cause la maladie de Lyme ne figure pas parmi celles-ci.
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Les scientifiques savent que la bactérie à l'origine de la maladie de Lyme s'est répandue dans la nature bien avant que la recherche sur les armes biologiques n'ait pu s'y intéresser.
Who’s watching Facebook watch you?
There's no way an independent assessor will be able to actually monitor how Facebook might violate or abuse users' privacy in key ways.
Ticks could spread weaponized bacteria – but
B. burgdorferi that causes Lyme isn’t one of them.
Kelvin Ma/Tufts University
Scientists know the bacterium that causes Lyme disease has been out in the wild since long before any biological weapons research could have focused on it. And that's just for starters.
A child with epilepsy during a seizure.
About 470,000 children in the US have epilepsy. Promising advances are being made in the field of epilepsy treatment for children.
Ships and boats sailing toward the Strait of Hormuz.
Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed
A fifth of the world's oil travels through the narrow waterway.
Before taking on tech giants, shatter a few misconceptions.
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Advocates and opponents of breaking up Facebook, Google and other technology giants are falling prey to some serious misconceptions.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, left, spokesman for Iran’s atomic energy agency, listens to a man wearing a surgical mask, an official with the Ahmadi Roshan nuclear site in Natanz, Iran, during a news conference on May 20, 2019.
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Nearly 50 years old, the treaty has been signed by 190 countries – more than any other arms limitation treaty. But now Iran is threatening to withdraw.
Meat of the future might be quite different from meat of the past.
Stanley Kubrick, photographer, LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZ6-2352.
It's relatively easy to grow a bunch of animal cells to turn into a burger. But to grow a steak made of cultured meat is a trickier task. Bioengineers must create organized, three-dimensional tissues.
Relationships can be tough.
President Trump has discussed firing Fed Chair Jerome Powell over the central bank's interest rate policies. Research shows this kind of political meddling is usually bad for the economy.
Millions of unemployed Americans have become too discouraged to look for work.
An economist explains why the long-term drop in the participate rate is an even bigger problem for the US economy than the May slowdown in jobs growth.
Viruses attack and infect a bacterium.
Cholera kills fast, and outbreaks are common in war-torn regions and after natural disasters where clean water is scarce. A new strategy to prevent cholera infections is a 'cocktail' of live virus.