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?
We wanted checks and balances. But immigration is just the latest issue in which it's clear there's a breakdown between branches. Meantime, millions of people needlessly suffer, writes the host of "The Takeaway."
In 2004, France banned the wearing of all conspicuous religious symbols in grade schools. Then, in 2010, France enacted the so-called "burqa ban," making it illegal for Muslim women to wear the traditional face and body covering in public. These rules, based in France’s extreme separation of church and state, have stirred debate over whether France is protecting secularism or stifling religious freedom.
There's a massive coal-powered pumping station to extract drops from the Colorado River basin. Few things offer such an insight into the illogical water policies of the American West, says The Takeaway host John Hockenberry.
The holy trinity of Icelandic identity is, according to a popular poem, land, nation and tongue. Remove one, and the others will collapse. So, will the Icelandic nation survive if, as some predict, the Icelandic language dies out?
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.
In many places around the world, renewable energy technologies are already cheaper than fossil fuels. In his new book, "The Great Transition," Lester Brown, renowned environmental thinker and writer, says the great energy transition may be complete much sooner than you think.
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.
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.
For centuries, Icelanders have looked backward to move forward with their language. When they need to come up with words for new technologies or ideas, they dredge up archaic terms — and try to talk the public into re-using them.
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.