Doctors are facing difficult choices in the coronavirus pandemic.
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Doctors are being forced to make difficult choices regarding who gets ventilators in this pandemic. An expert argues why this has parallels with choices soldiers have to make during wartime.
Protesters attended Harvey Weinstein’s first day of trial.
Harvey Weinstein’s conviction isn’t the norm for perpetrators of sexual violence.
Immigration rights advocates rally outside Supreme Court.
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The question facing justices isn’t whether the president had the authority to rescind DACA. Rather, it is: Was he honest in his reasons why?
Iranians publicly mourn the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani four days after he was killed in a US drone strike, Jan 7., 2020.
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‘Zulm,’ an Arabic word meaning extreme injustice, could explain why Iran appears to be so united in anger at the US killing of Gen. Qassam Soleimani.
An artist’s conception of WASP-18b, a giant exoplanet that orbits very close to its star.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/I.Pillitteri et al; Optical: DSS
Sometimes it is difficult to take a photograph of an exoplanet because the star illuminating it is too bright. Now there is a new ‘deluminator’ telescope that can block out the extra light.
Clouds of smoke from burning cars mark the skyline of Culiacan, Mexico, during a 12-hour siege by the Sinaloa Cartel, Oct. 17, 2019.
AP Photo/Hector Parra
A series of brazen, highly visible attacks by Mexican drug cartels have killed at least 50 people in the past month, terrorizing citizens and making the government look weak on crime.
Two lenses might be better than one.
There’s really no reason you can’t use binoculars to look into space – and in fact astronomers have been working on doing so for a long time.
When faced with a wildfire, responders must act quickly and decisively to save lives.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Emergency responders and military personnel need to think creatively – even imaginatively – to save lives under pressure. Analyzing the Grenfell Tower Fire in London reveals useful lessons.
Seventy-eight percent of the people executed for witchcraft in New England in the late 17th and early 18th centuries were women.
Powerful men often proclaim baseless accusations to be a ‘witch hunt.’ But American witch trials have always targeted a persecuted minority: women.
Can online posts help scholars – or police – tell the difference between people who are just ranting and those who plan real violence?
Researchers look for signals that might distinguish people who are upset and ranting online from those who intend to do real physical harm.
Refugees awaiting municipal bread distribution in Akcakale, Turkey, Oct. 20, 2019. Three-quarters of the Syrian refugees in Turkey are women and children.
AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel
Turkey is threatening to send 3.6 million refugees back to the Syrian territory it just invaded. Deporting these vulnerable people would make them the collateral damage of a chaotic, many-sided war.
A young football player holds his mouth guard.
Football participation among high schoolers continues to decline, as concern about brain injury increases. Could training without helmets make a difference?
Between email, Slack and social media, you may need three devices to handle all the interruptions.
Interruptions are inevitable – but how they happen matters.
The Supreme Court begins its newest session on the first Monday in October.
AP/J. Scott Applewhite
The upcoming Supreme Court session will address notable cases about the rights of different groups. The cases go to the heart of how U.S. laws protect both individual and group rights.
School children in India celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Mahatma Gandhi is an iconic figure for the world. Richard Barlett Gregg helped introduce him to Americans.
A fan carries a copy of ‘Abbey Road’ as he traverses the infamous crosswalk that appears on the album’s cover.
AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
As the album celebrates its 50th anniversary, an expert in sound recording details how the band deployed stereo and synthesizers to put a unique artistic stamp on this iconic album.
The Supreme Court ruled that baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.
There’s been a reversal of power between religious and secular sides of American culture. The Supreme Court is now at the center of that shift.
Are eggshells the next supermaterial for tissue engineers?
Bioengineers who are trying to grow replacement human tissues and organs are at the forefront of biomedicine. But you may be surprised by some of the materials they are using for this endeavor.
Nurses in November 2016 expressed support for a ballot proposition to limit what California state agencies pay for prescription drugs.
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Citizens voting directly on policy seems like a good idea. But that led to the Brexit mess in the UK. In the US, two scholars say direct democracy deepens distrust of politics and government.
Law enforcement officers walking to the scene of a shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.
Major changes in the language of white supremacists have happened in the last decade that provide a window into how the groups mobilize support, shape political perceptions and advance their cause.