Not long after the shooting in Charleston, a US House of Representatives committee rejected a measure that would have allowed the CDC to conduct research into gun violence, leaving intact a ban pushed by the NRA back in the 1990s.
The Falcon 9 rocket, bound for the International Space Station, blasted apart two minutes after liftoff on Sunday. Run by Elon Musk's SpaceX company with NASA, it was the third resupply mission to fail in recent months.
First the Confederate flags came down. Then came rulings that supported Obamacare, gay marriage and mandatory vaccination. Taylor Swift beat Apple, and Pennsylvania shot down the NRA. What's happening?
What would you do with an extra second? Well, today you get to decide, because today is one second longer than usual. What’s that you say, the idea makes your head spin? Well, it’s because of the irregular way the earth spins.
There’s a battle afoot over sex education in the Canadian province of Ontario. The government says it’s overhauling its sex ed curriculum — which it hasn’t done since 1998 — to prepare kids for issues like tolerance, consent, and so many things they might encounter on the Internet. Some parents say they’ll pull their children out of class rather than expose them to what they call harmful material. But two teen activists are not only welcoming the changes: they helped make them.
An undocumented immigrant with a history of felony convictions and deportations shot and killed a woman in San Francisco last week. His situation highlights some of the complications presented by “sanctuary city” policies for immigrants.
From a reggaeton star to network chiefs to billionaires to a department store honcho — and now a number of golf organizations and events: A growing number of people are abandoning Donald Trump after his derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants. We figured it was about time to show their faces.
A Muslim convert from the Houston area was appalled that many of his friends had never tried real Texas BBQ, because it wasn’t halal. So, he and a partner have started selling “authentic halal Texas BBQ” out of truck near Sugar Land, Texas.
Palm oil can mean steady, consistent income for farmers in the developing world, but it can also means environmental degradation and other abuses. As palm oil expands in Latin America, can it take a different course?
Belgium has just minted a special euro coin. The denomination? 2.5 euros. But that's not the part that's got France in a fit. It's the fact that the coin depicts France's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.
The first-ever European Games is wrapping up its first week. By all accounts it's been a roaring success. In Baku, Azerbaijan, where the games are being held. Elsewhere in Europe, folks don't really seem to know that the "Olympics for Europe" is taking place.
Self-driving trucks have already hit American roads — but so far their impact has been limited. As they become more common, and more trusted, however, they could fundamentally change swaths of the American economy.
Einstein, Turing, that Matt Damon character in "Good Will Hunting." All did better work with great chalk. And to the dismay of math profs everywhere, their think, waxy "dream chalk" is going out of business. Blame whiteboards.
Chinese people spend more time and money learning English than people in any other country in the world. More than 300 million people are learning English there. Put into perspective, that's roughly the population of the United States. And these aren't just children learning in school. More and more adults are hitting the English books in their spare time.