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.
Directors Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee don’t see eye-to-eye on much of anything.
With Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus in the news for the film’s straight-to-Vimeo release, and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight currently in production (see Samuel L. Jackson’s Camera+ page for…
It’s time to slice through the chit-chat and reach an agreement on aviation emissions.
DURBAN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE: Whatever fruits ripen out of the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Durban, a global aviation emissions agreement is unlikely to be among them. Thus far, Durban…