Rosewood, the name for several endangered tree species that make beautiful furniture, being loaded in Madagascar.
For decades nations have worked to curb international sales of endangered plants and animals. But in countries like China, with high demand and speculative investors, that strategy fuels bidding wars.
The GPS system of global positioning satellites is just one of the innovations that have sprung from the US military and transformed our lives.
The US defence industry spawned the IT revolution. It gives us tips for how to limit climate change, but not a complete road map.
Measuring in at 10,159 miles (16,350 kilometers) in width (as of April 3, 2017) Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as wide as Earth.
Little bits of Jupiter's Great Red Spot seem to be flaking off. Is it a sign of the demise of this enigmatic red cloud, or just a consequence of atmospheric chaos we can't see from above?
Vice President Mike Pence joins military officers and a chaplain on Aug. 23, 2019 in a prayer for two Army men who died during operations in Afghanistan.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
When the US entered World War I in 1917, military chaplains catered to majority white and Christian soldiers. Today the armed forces recognize over 200 denominations and religious groups.
Trump’s approval rating has a lower ceiling and higher floor than that of past presidents.
Investigations often damage the president's approval rating, particularly if the inquiry drags on for a long time. But that may not matter to a historically unpopular president like Trump.
Larval black sea bass, an important commercial species along the US Atlantic coast.
NOAA Fisheries/Ehren Habeck
Fish can't read maps, and their eggs and larvae drift across national boundaries. Recent research shows that local problems in one fishery can affect others across wide areas.
Unmarried parents spend, on average, several hundred dollars less on each child annually.
Single parents and unmarried parents who live together spend less on their children than married parents.
Some kids need a more challenging curriculum.
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New York City could be on the verge of dismantling gifted programs at its elementary and middle schools. Taking that step could make things even worse for some of the children it aims to help.
Seniors are embracing technology as a means of improving their health.
As the population ages, a crisis could be in the making, with a severe shortage of caregivers for seniors over 80. Technology could provide some solutions.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
AP Photo/Doug Mills
As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
The components of an iPhone add up to a different cost than the phone itself.
Trump believes the money Americans spend on Chinese imports like the iPhone goes straight into China's pockets. In reality, China gets very little value from it.
Plastic waste from Australia in Port Klang, Malaysia. Malaysia says it will send back some 3,300 tons of nonrecyclable plastic waste to countries including the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.
AP Photo/Vincent Thian
A year after China stopped accepting most scrap material exports, other Asian countries are following Beijing's lead, forcing wealthy nations to find domestic solutions for managing their wastes.
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It's easier than ever to create a fake image and spread it far and wide online. But there are steps that you can take to protect yourself from fishy photos.
City Farm is a working sustainable farm that has operated in Chicago for over 30 years.
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Urban farming can make it easier for city residents to obtain healthy, affordable food. But to raise big yields from small pieces of land, farmers need training and support.
Trump before delivering the State of the Union address with Pelosi and Pence.
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Four scholars weigh in on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, exploring his statements on immigration, childhood poverty, the border wall and the investigations into his campaign.
Secure communications are increasingly important.
Virtual private network companies make lots of promising claims about their services. Most people don't have the skills to double-check their providers. So this group of researchers did the testing.
The euro just turned 20.
While the euro's survival for two decades is evidence of its success, it was born with fundamental problems that have weakened it, leading to near-constant crisis.
Las encuestas de salida indican que el demócrata Beto O’Rourke consiguió el 63% del voto latino en Texas, y parece que los latinos han votado hasta alcanzar cifras históricas. Pero no fue suficiente para ganar.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
La alta participación política latina en las elecciones legislativas de EEUU demostró que estos votantes apoyará a las campañas que abordan los problemas que les preocupan, una gran lección para 2020.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke won 63 percent of Latino voters in Texas, exit polls show, and Latinos seem to have voted in record numbers. But it wasn’t enough to win.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Record high Latino participation shows this growing voter segment will turn out for parties and politicians who tackle issues they care about. That's a big lesson for 2020 – and not just for Dems.