As a hugely diverse continent, one thing has united Asia in the last 50 years: economic development.
Humans evolved through a series of highly unlikely events – so finding another intelligence like us would be like winning the lottery many times over.
A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces in Baghuz, Syria in March 2019.
Why the US decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria is so dangerous.
A Colt AR-15 from 1973.
The gunmaker's move to stop selling AR-15s to civilians is not a response to concerns about gun control. Instead it's a reflection of how prevalent the AR-15 and comparable weapons are in the US.
The Princeton cosmologist helped pioneer our current model of the universe and began a whole new branch of physics.
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We don't want to have to think about our role in creating the individuals who commit violence. Amazingly, Joker asks us to.
It’s a mad world, but some listening to some of the world’s great thinkers might help you make sense of it.
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How to deal with a world that is going a bit off-kilter? Some classic texts can give a few pointers.
The remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer captures images of a newly discovered hydrothermal vent field in the western Pacific.
In some places, the ocean is almost 7 miles deep. Scientists exploring the ocean floor have found strange sea creatures, bizarre geologic formations and records of Earth's history.
Small device, but very demanding.
As summer vacations approach, it's worth recalling the value of disconnecting and perils of multitasking in our digitally distracted lifestyles.
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Regarded as one of The Beatles finest albums, Abbey Road is the last time all four band members were in the studio together.
China is the NBA’s second-biggest market.
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The National Basketball Association's difficulty dealing with a tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters shows the challenges of having values and expanding into new markets.
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win the Nobel Prize for Economics 'for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty'.