It's been two years ago since Hurricane Sandy destroyed large swaths of New York city and caused huge damage across the Northeast. Undocumented immigrants dealt with the danger and dirt of the cleanup, getting low wages and health problems for the work that got communities back on their feet.
We all know the saying about Vegas, but be aware that all of things that stay in Vegas still end up in the huge data repositories of casinos. Adam Tanner's new book tracks how they're vacuuming up every bit of information they can on their customers to keep people coming back.
Four Canadian students were ecstatic to have their science experiment headed to the International Space Station aboard the Antares rocket. So they gathered to watch the launch on Tuesday — only to see it explode live on TV.
Margarida Xavier came to Massachusetts in the 1960s, when the Portuguese community in New Bedford was a booming microcosm of life back home. As younger generations integrate, life for the most elderly immigrants, who still maintain the culture and language of their home, are feeling isolated.
Asian Americans typically turn out in low numbers for elections. But some state-based organizations are looking to change that by making Asian Americans and other immigrant voters better acquainted with the election process.
No sooner had New York and New Jersey enacted strict new quarantine measures for travelers and health workers from West Africa than the backlash began. Health workers and officials quickly forced the states to rescind their policies, saying they'll keep doctors and nurses from going to West Africa.
Jill Andrews is a Baltimore-based designer who specializes in custom bridal and evening gowns. But this past weekend, she participated in the Emergency Ebola Design Challenge, where she was tasked with designing improved protective gear for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola crisis.
Filmmaker Laura Poitras was one of the journalists whom Edward Snowden selected last year to tell his story. Now Poitras has released a new documentary with footage from the meetings that made Snowden a global figure and digital security an everyday concern.
Nasty green slime poisoned water in Ohio last summer, and it's becoming a regular thing in the region — and around the world. The problem is agricultural pollution, but some Ontario farmers are trying to try to cut back on the pollution that leads to the slime.
In 1950, singles were just 22 percent of the adult population. Now, they've taken over. More than half of American adults are single, and that may have some surprising benefits — from the way people join civic groups and socialize to how they take part in the lives of their hometowns.
The conversation about events in Ferguson involves race, but maybe not in the way you think. While a new study showed that most white Americans don't have non-white friends, many people say it shouldn't be taken as an indicator of personal racism but rather large-scale issues that deserve the real attention.
What makes the issue of citizenship so divisive? What does the “path to citizenship” look like now and what obstacles already exist for immigrants? What impact might the different plans have on this country? Join an online discussion.
It was a rare political moment: the US Secretary of State paying a compliment to Cuba. But that’s what happened Friday when John Kerry commended Cuba's role in West Africa, where the island nation has sent more health workers than any other country — and plans to send even more in the coming weeks.
You may have noticed that more and more wine bottles — even expensive ones — are increasingly coming with screw tops and synthetic stoppers. You might not think much about the stopper when you make a purchase, but cork producers want you to start. They're mounting a campaign to show that real cork is better for the planet.
Around the world, revelations about NSA spying have caused outrage and protests. But not so much in the US. In fact, older Americans seem more worried than digitally plugged-in youth, whose electronic lives are being monitored. One researcher says young people don't seem so worried about the government acting as Big Brother.
The Soccket is a soccer ball with a twist — a generator inside that turns kicks into power that can run a small lamp. Its American inventors and celebrity backers say it provides hours of light so poor children in homes without electricity can study at night. But this bright idea has run into some technical problems.
Kevin Fisher-Paulson is a white police officer. His adopted son Zane is black. Now, as Zane grows up, he has to navigate discussions of policing and race — and how to protect his son from circumstances he never had to experience.
The US military is both fighting ISIS in Iraq in Syria and helping medical efforts against Ebola in West Africa. So what, in 2014, is the core purpose of the US military? And what might the future hold?
Paniz Asgari grew up playing a Persian form of dodgeball among other Iranian immigrants in America. Now, she's representing the US in international competitions. And it's no longer the stuff of grade-school recess.