Securing your home’s connection to the internet.
Here's how to secure your home network, whether or not it has already been attacked by hackers.
One of the signature fragrances of spring comes after the consumption of asparagus.
Perhaps you've noticed something unusual in the bathroom after you consume this healthy spring vegetable. A Speed Read explains there's two parts to the stinky puzzle: production and perception.
A woman shares a mint julep with her husband before the running of the 2013 Kentucky Derby.
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'Take a silver cup – always a silver cup' and 'fill it with ice pulverized to the fineness of snow,' a Kentucky man explained in 1908.
Uber and Lyft drivers shouldn’t celebrate just yet.
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The California Supreme Court made it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. But it's not quite the 'game changer' some observers claim it to be.
35,092 people died in crashes on U.S. roadways
Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
Cities and towns are becoming more technologically sophisticated – but remain vulnerable to attack.
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Local governments don't pay much attention to cybersecurity, leaving them vulnerable to hijacking as happened to Atlanta and Baltimore.
For a megacity, Tokyo is rich in trees.
In an increasingly urban world, trees can make a major difference. One study found that, for every dollar invested in planting, megacities saw a $2.50 return on their investment.
Mike Pompeo was confirmed as U.S. secretary of state on April 26.
The new secretary of state once called the Iran nuclear deal 'unconscionable.' If he supports Trump's instinct to scrap the agreement on May 12, it could unleash violence across the volatile Mideast.
Sens. Bob Corker and Bob Menendez look on during the second round of questioning of Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo.
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Senate confirmation for many of President Trump's nominees has been tough. In this speed read, The Conversation asks: What is Senate confirmation, and why do we do it?
From a human perspective, some strains are good, some are evil.
E. coli bacteria are the frequent culprits behind outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. But not all strains are harmful; some are even helpful.
Protestors demonstrate inside a Philadelphia Starbucks, where two black men were arrested.
Starbucks is giving this training to its employees, but it’s still so new that there's no standard format and little research yet on whether it's effective.
Citibike station in midtown Manhattan.
Dozens of US cities have launched bike-share programs in the past decade. There have been bumps – critics want wider access, and cities want bikes stored out of the way – but bike sharing is on a roll.
Preschool today, success tomorrow.
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Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
Is there still room for the U.S.?
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Trump, who withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership when he became president, briefly appeared to consider joining the trade accord again.
Marijuana varieties on display in a California dispensary.
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Medical marijuana? Recreational marijuana? Both or neither? Here's a quick guide to the topsy-turvy landscape for marijuana regulation in the US.
A woman holds a Syrian flag during a protest against air strikes on Syria in Baghdad, Iraq on April 15, 2018.
Are air strikes really a way to hold the Syrian regime responsible for its alleged atrocities against humanity? History says no.
Organic? Conventional? Genetically modified? Decisions, decisions.
Affluent consumers may have more access to information about food than lower-income earners, but they are just as vulnerable to misinformation and pseudoscience.
What will he decide to do?
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Facebook says it's going to continue to respond to widespread concerns about its practices and role in society. Researchers of privacy and online trust offer ideas for immediate action.
A cargo ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge outside San Francisco.
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The maritime pollution that drifts to dry land, causes an estimated 400,000 premature deaths and 14 million cases of childhood asthma each year.
Some Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries are worried about the China tariffs.
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While the proposed tariffs would have little effect on US wine sales in the short term, their long-term impact could be much more problematic.