Clouds of smoke from burning cars mark the skyline of Culiacan, Mexico, during a 12-hour siege by the Sinaloa Cartel, Oct. 17, 2019.
AP Photo/Hector Parra
A series of brazen, highly visible attacks by Mexican drug cartels have killed at least 50 people in the past month, terrorizing citizens and making the government look weak on crime.
Two lenses might be better than one.
There's really no reason you can't use binoculars to look into space – and in fact astronomers have been working on doing so for a long time.
When faced with a wildfire, responders must act quickly and decisively to save lives.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Emergency responders and military personnel need to think creatively – even imaginatively – to save lives under pressure. Analyzing the Grenfell Tower Fire in London reveals useful lessons.
Il existe aujourd'hui des applis spécifiques pour les parents qui veulent surveiller la position GPS de leurs enfants.
Installer une appli sur le smartphone de son enfant pour suivre ses trajets, est-ce une parade contre les dangers de la rue ? Ou une intrusion dans sa vie privée qui peut nuire aux liens familiaux ?
Seventy-eight percent of the people executed for witchcraft in New England in the late 17th and early 18th centuries were women.
Powerful men often proclaim baseless accusations to be a 'witch hunt.' But American witch trials have always targeted a persecuted minority: women.
Can online posts help scholars – or police – tell the difference between people who are just ranting and those who plan real violence?
Researchers look for signals that might distinguish people who are upset and ranting online from those who intend to do real physical harm.
Refugees awaiting municipal bread distribution in Akcakale, Turkey, Oct. 20, 2019. Three-quarters of the Syrian refugees in Turkey are women and children.
AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel
Turkey is threatening to send 3.6 million refugees back to the Syrian territory it just invaded. Deporting these vulnerable people would make them the collateral damage of a chaotic, many-sided war.
A young football player holds his mouth guard.
Football participation among high schoolers continues to decline, as concern about brain injury increases. Could training without helmets make a difference?
Between email, Slack and social media, you may need three devices to handle all the interruptions.
Interruptions are inevitable – but how they happen matters.
The Supreme Court begins its newest session on the first Monday in October.
AP/J. Scott Applewhite
The upcoming Supreme Court session will address notable cases about the rights of different groups. The cases go to the heart of how U.S. laws protect both individual and group rights.
School children in India celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Mahatma Gandhi is an iconic figure for the world. Richard Barlett Gregg helped introduce him to Americans.
A fan carries a copy of ‘Abbey Road’ as he traverses the infamous crosswalk that appears on the album’s cover.
AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
As the album celebrates its 50th anniversary, an expert in sound recording details how the band deployed stereo and synthesizers to put a unique artistic stamp on this iconic album.
The Supreme Court ruled that baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.
There's been a reversal of power between religious and secular sides of American culture. The Supreme Court is now at the center of that shift.
Are eggshells the next supermaterial for tissue engineers?
Bioengineers who are trying to grow replacement human tissues and organs are at the forefront of biomedicine. But you may be surprised by some of the materials they are using for this endeavor.
Nurses in November 2016 expressed support for a ballot proposition to limit what California state agencies pay for prescription drugs.
AP/Nick Ut, file
Citizens voting directly on policy seems like a good idea. But that led to the Brexit mess in the UK. In the US, two scholars say direct democracy deepens distrust of politics and government.
Law enforcement officers walking to the scene of a shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.
Major changes in the language of white supremacists have happened in the last decade that provide a window into how the groups mobilize support, shape political perceptions and advance their cause.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
The Supreme Court is on summer vacation, but because of John Roberts, they may have to come back.
AP/J. Scott Applewhite
Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.
Are tracking technologies changing parenting?
Apps these days allow parents to track their children. An expert explains, why these technologies should be a reason for worry if you are a parent,
Can a country move ahead when its citizens hold dueling facts?
How can a community decide the direction it should go, if its members cannot even agree on where they are? Two political scientists say the growing phenomenon of dueling facts threatens democracy.