Soldiers used spent shells and casings to make trench art, like this brass bottle opener that was made during World War II.
One scholar spent a decade studying the ways everyday people drew, carved, glued, sewed and baked their own pornography.
Mitt Romney, left, and Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, in a presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Both men backed some of the original ideas of the ACA.
Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo
Republicans have attacked the Affordable Care Act since it became law 10 years ago, yet Republicans were the ones who came up with the blueprint for the law. How did this twist happen?
Le secteur de l’ESS pèserait actuellement au moins 10 % dans le PIB français.
Le double impératif de création de valeur sociale et économique complique l’élaboration d’un business model viable. Un travail de recherche vient aider les entrepreneurs sociaux.
Bosnia’s memorial cemetery of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, which is still receiving new remains as more genocide victims are identified.
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In July 1995, Serb forces murdered at least 7,000 Bosnian Muslims – an act so heinous it forced the US and UN to intervene in Bosnia’s war. What has the world learned since then about ethnic violence?
Teachers can suffer abuse on the job.
From being subjected to harassment and threats to getting assaulted or having their cars keyed, many American teachers are being victimized.
Women leaders tend to collaborate better than men.
New research suggests women-led startups can experience more rapid employment growth than those run by men in certain scenarios.
A woman in Beijing wearing a mask to avoid inhaling smog passes an anti-pollution mural.
AP Photo/Andy Wong
The country’s carbon emissions should level off again soon.
Record companies released stereo demonstration albums that showcased how sound could move from left to right, creating a sense of movement.
From the collection of Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder
Sixty years ago, stereo promised to forever change the way people listened to music. But how could record companies convince customers to buy a new record player, speakers and amplifier?
Stephen Hawking both warned about and benefited from artificial intelligence.
Despite his fears artificial intelligence might one day overtake humanity, Stephen Hawking knew from his own life how profoundly AI could improve humans’ daily lives.
Small tankers unload along New York’s Newtown Creek in 2008.
Gentrification is not the only path for improving urban neighborhoods. A cleanup in Brooklyn and Queens offers another, more inclusive model that scholars have dubbed ‘just green enough.’
It originated as a Reddit post. The president tweeted it. Then all hell broke loose.
The national story of an anonymous Reddit user’s post – and the threat to unmask him – raises important questions about the role of online communication in our society.
The 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City.
Messaging for the April 29 People’s Climate March is stressing collective resistance against President Trump. This theme may appeal to activists, but is unlikely to grow the movement.
President Barack Obama signs the 21st Century Cures Act on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Washington.
Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Parker Foundation
Lowering the threshold for FDA approval and feeding the agency less rigorous information will increase the likelihood of approvals of unsafe or ineffective drugs and devices.
John Glenn stands in the NASA mailroom surrounded by thousands of letters sent to him.
John Glenn Archives, The Ohio State University.
Letters from would-be girl astronauts in the 1960s tell part of the complicated story of sexism – in both NASA and the US at large – at the dawn of the space age.
County officials gear up to hand-spray mosquitoes in San Diego.
Congress has failed three times to approve spending to stop the spread of Zika. Their long-term response isn’t much better.
A shifting focus of climate activists: leaving fossil fuel reserves in the ground.
Climate activists are shaping the political debate with a revised strategy that focuses on the environmental risks of fracking for oil and natural gas.
Classrooms are becoming more diverse. So, why is music education focused on Western music?
The majority of music education teachers in American schools are white, and education focuses on Western classical music. What impact does it have?
More than 11 million people tuned in to the primetime special.
The most-tweeted live television event was a hit with black audiences, who also noticed a shift in the ads that aired.
Shoes in Place de la Republique - Climate of Peace #climat2paix. Photo taken by John Englart in Paris on November 29.
An analysis of social media shows climate activists have seized on the Paris climate talks to spread the word, but dialogue with oil and gas industry is absent.
Chicago Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia speaks to supporters at a rally.
Opposition politics by progressives have long played a role in Chicago’s mayoral elections. Now incumbent Rahm Emanuel seems to have the role once held by the legendary Mayor Richard J Daley.