Hong Kong protesters shelter behind a thin barrier – and umbrellas – as police fire tear gas and encircle a group of demonstrators.
AP Photo/Vincent Yu
Revolutions are built not on deep misery but on rising expectations. History may not provide much hope of immediate change in Hong Kong – but protesters may have a longer view.
The U.S.-China rivalry extends to digital weapons.
The US defense community is coming to understand that AI will significantly transform, if not completely reinvent, the world's military power balance.
A B-61 bomb, like the ones stored at the US Incirlik Airbase in Turkey.
The US has 50 nuclear bombs stored in Turkey. As tensions rise between the two countries, a look at how they got there and what might happen next.
Women in upper management are discriminated against by all employees, not just men.
Women in the workplace face discrimination at every level, including in upper management.
Apologies are hard.
The Canadian prime minister is the latest public figure struggling to apologize for past misbehavior. A language scholar explains how to do it right.
Wind turbines are slowly replacing coal plants in Germany, an industrial powerhouse with a conservative government and a strong climate agenda.
Conservatives worldwide favor carbon pricing, cap-and-trade systems and other innovative environmental plans – just not in the United States.
A sense of belonging can enhance the college experience.
Engaging with diversity – a key ingredient for sense of belonging on college campuses – may involve discomfort and even tension at times.
Middlebury Assistant Professor David Allen prepares to inspect a piece of canvas dragged through the forest to collect ticks.
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A tick expert explains his work trying to understand why the abundance of the parasites vary so much from location to location and year to year.
United Nations Security Council members listen to Iranian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Eshagh Al-Habib, left, during a meeting on Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, Dec. 12, 2018, at UN headquarters.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
Iran's leaders are threatening to breach a 2015 agreement that froze their country's nuclear program. What is uranium enrichment, and what would it mean for Iran's ability to build nuclear weapons?
Netflix currently spends much more cash than it brings in, leading to consistent negative cash flow and a mountain of debt.
Something about Netflix's business model just doesn't add up – unless you look at the streaming service as a massive data collection company.
Saudi Arabia has many possible motives for pursuing nuclear power.
Exporting nuclear technology is lucrative, but without strict safeguards, buyers could divert it into bomb programs. Why is Saudi Arabia shopping for nuclear power, and should the US provide it?
Gov. Ralph Northam has fumbled his apology.
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Trying to figure out if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam or other would-be penitents are sincere? A scholar who analyzed dozens of recent apologies offers a user's guide.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, makes a statement, as U.S. President Donald Trump, left, looks on.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Confidentiality is written into the code of ethics that governs the profession. Will Congress force them to break it to learn the contents of Trump’s private meetings?
Young adults now spend more money on costumes than any other age group.
The holiday used to be all about trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. No more – and it could something to do with the fact that traditional markers of adulthood have changed.
Nuclear reactor on the Hudson River, north of New York City.
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According to most physicists, there is no safe dose of radiation. So why would the EPA consider saying otherwise? Who stands to gain if the EPA declares low-dose radiation harmless?
For many non-Muslims, the fast food carts that line the streets of New York City and San Francisco are their primary point of contact with halal foods.
The halal food sector largely relies on industrially produced meats and produce. But more and more Muslims are using the Quran to interpret halal to mean food that's wholesome and humanely raised.
Schools are seeing declines in refugee children under the Trump administration.
The steep decline in refugee children in US schools will lessen the nation's ability to produce students who possess the skills of global citizenship, a researcher argues.
Toni Kroos is the only East German on the German national soccer team.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
Made up almost entirely of West Germans, the roster of Germany's national soccer team reflects divisions that remain almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Where did our written numbers come from?
Linguistic clues show how people around the world first developed mathematical thought.
The job market is still tough for many Americans.
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
The May jobs report showed that US unemployment is at about a 50-year low. That's not how it feels to many men who've never been to college.