Israeli linguist Arik Sadan is an authority on the Arabic language. Palestinian Sobhi Bahloul is Gaza's best-known Hebrew teacher. They share a love for the other's native tongue. But these two linguists have never met.
Last week USAF intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Robert Otto proposed reducing the number of operators needed to fly a drone mission, by having both the pilot and sensor operator duties rolled into a single job. An aviation reporter says it could save some money, but would not do much to address the morale of stressed drone operators.
The US has no national policy on educating undocumented immigrants. Experts say some states welcome them, others are hostile, some are oblivious. Massachusetts is considered "undocufriendly" but even so most of its undocumented students aren't eligible for financial aid.
I've traveled from New England to New York to Thailand to Vietnam to China’s southeast border to expose human trafficking routes and venues, and to bring attention to sex and labor exploitation. The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Tuesday took a closer look at this modern slave trade and its impact on public health worldwide, including in cities and rural communities across the USA.
A Chinese billionaire who got his start as a taxi cab driver stunned the art world again this week. With a swipe of his credit card, Liu Yiqian purchased a famed painting of a "reclining nude" by the Italian master Modigliani.
For centuries, herds of pronghorn have traveled hundreds of miles across the west in the second longest land migration in North America. But today, pronghorn often encounter barbed wire fences on private and public land that delay or halt their journey. Now, scientists and wildlife managers are developing fencing systems that allow the pronghorn to cross safely.
The attack in Paris on Friday has left many people asking, could it happen here? Former Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, Juliette Kayyem, answers with a qualified "yes." But she also points out that US surveillance is currently more intensive than most European nations, making such an attack more difficult to pull off.
Belgians reacted with humor when police put the city of Brussels on lockdown over the weekend. Twitter was flooded with funny cat tweets. This is unsurprising says Willem de Graeve, who co-directs the Belgian Center for Comic Strips. That's the Belgian sense of humor.
There's a photo doing the rounds on the web of two red-bearded men. The doppelgangers met as they took their seats — next to each other — on a plane. That story and a quick background brief doppelgangers.
Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts is renowned as the final resting place for American luminaries, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Fannie Farmer, and Charles Sumner. As America’s first garden cemetery, it’s also briefly home for migrating birds every spring and fall. A new book, "Dead in Good Company,” celebrates both the stories of the famous deceased and the wildlife that draws nature lovers to the cemetery.