A group of Islamic State fighters surrender in Afghanistan. Many of their comrades are still in the fight.
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The Islamic State group, often called ISIS, is not just based in Iraq and Syria. A scholar tracks where the group and its affiliates have spread around the globe.
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.
The everyday stressors of life can lead to worrisome thoughts.
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Are you a worry wart? Not to worry. Turns out you were born that way, to some degree. Humans have a default mode in their brains that lead them to worry, but there are many ways to switch gears.
An artist’s conception of WASP-18b, a giant exoplanet that orbits very close to its star.
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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.
Are you economically ready for old age?
More than 10 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet, with many going without necessary health care and basic needs as living costs rise.
Clouds of smoke from burning cars mark the skyline of Culiacan, Mexico, during a 12-hour siege by the Sinaloa Cartel, Oct. 17, 2019.
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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.
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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.
Il existe aujourd'hui des applis spécifiques pour les parents qui veulent surveiller la position GPS de leurs enfants.
Installer une appli sur le smartphone de son enfant pour suivre ses trajets, est-ce une parade contre les dangers de la rue ? Ou une intrusion dans sa vie privée qui peut nuire aux liens familiaux ?
The U.S. incarcerates more people than any other place in the world. Warehousing people in prison is costly and unsustainable.
Putting more people in prison is not the answer to reducing crime. New fair and bias free assessment tools may help.
Robots have already started moving into Amazon’s workforce alongside people.
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Many Americans fear that AI will take their jobs. And it might – but it's more complicated than that.
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.
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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?
Artist’s rendering of a Jupiter-sized exoplanet and its host, a star slightly more massive than our sun. Image credit:
Scientists who discovered planets in far off stellar systems and the fundamentals of the Big Bang Theory have earned the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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.
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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.
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Mahatma Gandhi is an iconic figure for the world. Richard Barlett Gregg helped introduce him to Americans.