President Donald Trump, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
US-Japan relations are under pressure. As leaders of the two countries meet this week, a scholar tells the story of the exchange program that made such a difference to American attitudes toward Japan.
A Syrian soldier films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
The United Nations Charter doesn't allow the use of military force to prevent chemical weapons attacks — no matter how evil — without UN Security Council approval. That needs to change.
Does this man understand how his company can be a responsible member of society?
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
Russian diplomats and their families boarding a plane for home after being expelled by Britain.
The crisis over alleged Russian involvement in a murder attempt on a spy and his daughter in the UK has been called an extension of the Cold War. But that war was about ideology; this crisis isn't.
AP Photo/Morry Gash
A century-old legal doctrine has protected MLB teams from liability, when a fans gets injured by a foul ball. New research shows why it's time that changed.
Depiction of the miracle of the Resurrection, the central belief in Christianity.
The underpinning of Christian faith is the belief in a miracle – the resurrection of Jesus. As we approach Easter, a philosopher-physician asks whether miracles can make sense.
Fourier’s name is inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.
Fourier's discoveries can still be felt in modern-day radiology, climate science and physics.
Kurdish women serve on the front lines of the conflicts in Syria, Turkey and Iraq.
Kurdish female fighters are on the front lines of conflicts in Turkey, Syria and Iraq, and they bring their particular brand of radical feminism with them.
Detailed digital forensics could help make everyone safer online.
An ultra-safe industry has important experience that could help a vulnerable new industry improve its safety.
Because of Hurricane Harvey, refineries and other facilities released 2,000 tons of pollutants.
AP Photo/LM Otero
An analysis of air pollutants from Texas shows how significant – and largely underregulated – the category of 'excess' emissions is across the US.
The wife and daughters of Mark Twain.
Albert Bigelow Paine
It was aboard a steamship that Mark Twain first laid eyes on a photograph of Olivia Langdon, known as Livy. It was love at first sight. In their marriage of 34 years, they remained deeply devoted.
Iranian voters, fed up with politics as usual, have demanded the ouster of both Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
11 activists have died in prison since Iran's mass protests were crushed in January. Now, some detainees' families are keeping a daily vigil outside jails. It's a sign that unrest in Iran is not over.
A call to better track manufacturing, shipping and distribution.
Flaws in manufacturing processes can cause chip flaws like Spectre and Meltdown – and blockchain technology may offer a solution.
Influenza victims crowd into an emergency hospital near Fort Riley, Kansas in 1918.
AP Photo/National Museum of Health
Don't believe these 10 common myths about the 1918 Spanish flu.
The inventor at rest, with a Tesla coil (thanks to a double exposure).
Dickenson V. Alley, Wellcome Collection
Scientist Nikola Tesla died 75 years ago, after a rags-to-riches to rags life. The eccentric inventor had an amazing intellect and set the stage for many modern technologies.
‘Man Combating Ignorance’ – what’s science’s role?
Century of Progress Records, 1927-1952, University of Illinois at Chicago Library
There's no shortage of problems facing humanity. Science's role in how to tackle them has long been debated – including memorably by two of the 20th century's greatest literary figures.
Director Bernardo Bertolucci, left, discusses a scene from “Last Tango in Paris” with leading actor Marlon Brando and actress Maria Schneider.
The important lessons from one of the most notorious cases of sexual manipulation took place not off-screen but right in front of the camera.
Many of the Iranian dead in the Nov. 12 Iran earthquake lived in the Mehr Housing, state-built affordable apartments that crumbled when other buildings stayed up.
AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
On Nov. 12, a 7.3 magnitude quake killed some 500 and injured 7,000 along the Iran-Iraq border. This Kurdish area has also been crushed by war and, after a recent separatist vote, militarily attacked.
A leading Twitch streamer was disciplined for gender bias.
Screenshot of Trainwreckstv on Twitch
Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.
Surviving friends and family of a person who dies often go through deep grief.
When a patient dies, grieving family and friends too often languish in neglect.