A Sri Lankan road construction project with significant financing from China.
China is betting that a massive set of investments around the world will bring it economic prosperity and international political power.
A team photograph of the 1919 Chicago White Sox squad, many of whom would be implicated in throwing that year’s World Series.
Up until the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, gambling and baseball had a marriage of convenience. A century later, gambling is again being seen as a solution to the sport's woes.
Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, the senate majority leader, has a lot of power.
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as a master of Senate rules. If the House impeaches President Trump, what could he do to influence the process – and outcome – of a trial?
Give yourself time and you can see in the dark.
Just the tiniest bit of light can let you see in the 'dark.' Here's how your eyes do it.
Une machine à fumer dans le laboratoire de l'autrice. Comme elle et d’autres l’ont montré, les machines ne fument pas comme les êtres humains…
Après plusieurs décès et maladies inexpliquées, le vapotage est sous haute surveillance. L’analyse de la manière de fumer pourrait fournir de précieux indices sur les raisons de ces accidents.
A smoking machine in the author’s lab. Smoking by a machine is not the same as smoking by a person, the author and others have found.
Vaping is under heavy scrutiny in the wake of six deaths and hundreds of illnesses. A product engineer who studies how people puff explains why the way users vape could be a clue.
Survivors of Hurricane Matthew in 2016 spent the night on beach chairs in a ballroom at the Melia Hotel in Nassau.
Hotels in the Bahamas are helping the islands recover from the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Dorian, just as they did in Florida following Irma in 2017.
An engraving of a heart.
Nearly half of patients with congestive heart failure who are hospitalized and then discharged end up back in the hospital within 90 days. Could a toilet seat help prevent this from occurring?
It can be tricky to make it look like people are doing things they never did.
A key element of the battle between truth and propaganda has nothing to do with technology. It has to do with how people are much more likely to accept something if it confirms their beliefs.
Fighting fire during training session.
What exactly is inside those red fire extinguisher canisters, and does it work better than water?
A weaker domestic economy could limit Trump’s options.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
The crests (bright) and troughs (dark) of waves spread out after they were produced. The picture applies to both light and sound waves.
Most people are familiar with lasers. But what about a laser made with sound rather than light? A couple of physicists have now created one that they plan to use for measuring imperceivable forces.
The math of raindrops.
Why does the impact of rain in a puddle look different from when it falls elsewhere, like in a lake or the ocean? A 'puddle equation' dives deep into the secret math of ripples.
Pilih sarapan pagi Anda dan temukan cerita selanjutnya.
Seorang ahli _games_ menjelaskan bagaimana serial TV _Bandersnatch_ yang mengadopsi konsep "pilih sendiri petualanganmu" dibuat.
Make a choice to see the next phase of the story.
As Netflix plans additional choose-your-own-adventure TV movies, a game designer explains how they're made and the long history of audience-directed fiction.
Does the news business need a better definition of transparency?
Trust in the news media is low. One way to regain that trust is better transparency, media experts say. But what does transparency mean? The field of organizational management may provide an answer.
Trump met with Chinese delegates to discuss trade.
American and Chinese trade negotiators are pushing hard to get a deal, but a major sticking point remains: ensuring China honors any promises it makes.
The U.S. and China have ‘trust’ issues.
China has reneged on past promises it has made to the US. With the deadline for a deal fast approaching, the solution may lie in learning from a global organization the president hates: the WTO.
Wall Street traders aren’t the only ones who rely on government economic data.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
The government collects reams of economic data that are vital to the functioning of companies, policymakers and even families.
The more laundry you do, the more you can save with efficient washers.
People who use an appliance a lot save more from an energy efficient model. With the right app, they could easily get a sense of their own potential savings when they shop.