Beds with patients in an emergency hospital in Camp Funston, Kansas, during the influenza epidemic around 1918.
National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Many healthy young men and women, including military personnel, died in the 1918 flu pandemic. It's a reminder of how dangerous influenza can be.
The Statue of Liberty casts a wary eye at the bike path that runs along the western edge of Manhattan, where the Oct. 31 attack occurred.
The president is urging lawmakers to end the program in the aftermath of the deadliest attack in New York City since 9/11. Doing so would be a mistake.
There are more than 58,000 names on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. Eight of them belong to women.
Almost hidden in the orderly rows of men's names on the Vietnam War Memorial are those of eight female nurses who died in the conflict.
The DACA program’s inherent diversity is what makes it a boon for the U.S. economy.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Trump's decision to end the DACA program, as well as his support for a bill that would drastically curb legal immigration, would hurt the US workers he says he's trying to help.
For safety, look to text-only messaging.
The Conversation, via picascii.com, publicdomainpictures.net and kelvinsong
It's impossible to be certain of safety while using Gmail, Yahoo mail and other web-based email systems. The best solution is a radical one: It's time to return to plain, text-only email.
A huge solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 6, 2017. A separate image of the Earth provides scale.
At a time in the sun's cycle when space weather experts expect less solar activity, our star is going bonkers with solar flares and coronal mass ejections. What effects will Earth feel?
Musicians protesting against government while holding instruments in Caracas, Venezuela.
AP/ Fernando Llano
Musicians who learned how to play through a state-funded program called El Sistema are taking their instruments to the streets to protest the government.
Scientists know that many toxins, such as those found in cigarettes, cause most lung cancers, whose cells are depicted here. But isolating causes for other cancers is an ongoing effort.
What causes cancer? A scary truth might be that we have created an environment for it. An anthropologist's search for answers to her own diagnosis raises questions for all of us.
Have the Supreme Court’s rulings changed over time?
The Supreme Court's public reputation is strong in part because people see it as less political than other government branches. What can text analysis tell us about how accurate that perception is?
German journalist and novelist Theodor Fontane.
Theodor Fontane was a German newspaper's England correspondent – who reported 'from' London without leaving his Berlin desk.
Molecular machines are ready to join forces and take on real-world work.
Research on molecular machines won last year's Nobel Prize in chemistry. Now scientists have figured out a way to get these tiny molecules to join forces and collaborate on real work on a macro scale.
How do friendship networks work?
College is a time for friendships. But how can students best leverage the power of those friendships? First, by learning how those networks work.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
The TPP’s a real noodle scratcher.
The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership has its share of boosters and bashers. But for those still uncertain what it's all about and whether it's worth it, here's a primer.
NYC Fight for $15 rally.
A global movement of low-wage workers is improving conditions for fast food employees and others in the U.S. and around the world. A Dartmouth labor historian examines the movement's origins.
Medical student and child at Minnesota Indian Health alternative spring break experience.
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
The sustainability of academic medical centers and the value of a liberal education have both been under attack. Both are essential and integrated components of our best U.S. institutions.
Changing a centuries-old format will take some big thinking.
With the one-city format no longer viable, an Olympics expert proposes a radical new vision for the format of the Olympic Games. It actually makes a lot of sense.
Trump talks trade and U.S. economic independence in Monessen, Pennsylvania.
Trump's claims about free trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership generally don't hold water.
A progressive tag team to save the TPP?
Leading progressives including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have been very vocal in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here's why they should get on board.
Brian Halsey, 'Novem II,' 1981, 8 Color Silkscreen Serigraph
Many praise the internet as a democratizing force. But with online spaces replacing physical public squares as places for debate, what do we risk losing?