The Entergy Corporation recently announced it would soon close two aging nuclear power plants in the northeast US. At the same time, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted the company a new license to operate a Tennessee reactor that some experts consider one of the least safe in the nation. What does this portend for nuclear energy in the US?
Many people call the jihadist group claiming responsibility for the Paris and Beirut attacks, ISIS. Alternatively they've been called ISIL and even the Islamic State. But many in the Arab speaking world, and increasingly Western leader,s have taken to calling the group Daesh. So what does Daesh mean?
Long time foes, China and Taiwan, have announced they are to hold their first ever presidential summit. They are to meet in Singapore on Saturday. Writer Michelle Chen gives her personal reaction. Chen's parents fled to Taiwan after the Communist take-over of the Mainland in 1949.
Canada has a unique system mandated in its immigration law — citizens and residents can sponsor refugees to come to their country. That means providing money, food, housing, and helping them find a job.
Death threats, rape threats and an arrest after a student protest led to the resignation of a university's president. And the issue of press freedom, repeatedly raised, is more complicated than at first blush, a journalism prof says.
When the Nuclear Regulatory Commission found Entergy Corporation’s Pilgrim Generating Station to be one of the three most dangerous nuclear power plants in the US, it was no surprise to some local residents. It has been the focus of protests for much of its 43-year history. Now Entergy plans to close the facility within a few years — but that hasn’t ended the controversy.
Soccer produces a fair number of concussions — not nearly as many as football, but as many as baseball, basketball, softball and wrestling combined. A new effort to help that will see youth prohibited, or limited, from using headers.