Thousands of Chinese teenagers travel alone to the US to attend high school. They're called parachute kids — and their numbers have skyrocketed in recent years. Now a shocking case of bullying in California has brought to light the problems that come with these teenagers living so far away from their families.
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.
Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's finance minister, resigned a day after the country voted no in its referendum on debt. That's despite the fact that the flamboyant Varoufakis was one of the leading 'no' campaigners. Apparently the big money folks in the rest of Europe just didn't like him.
Most common spiders are able to contort their bodies in a way that allows them to sail long distances. This discovery fills in the blanks for scientists who earlier were mystified by how spiders were able to colonize distant islands.
In Casey County, Kentucky, neither same-sex nor opposite sex couples are getting marriage licenses. The clerk there says his religious beliefs prevent him from issuing licenses to same-sex couples, but he doesn't want to discriminate. So he's calling for clerks to be removed from the process entirely.
A 19th Century sunshine measuring device is still hard at work on a hill in Milton, Massachusetts, recording the amount of the sun's rays reaching the Earth each day. Taken together, each day's logs form the longest still-running weather data in North America.
The saola, nicknamed the Asian unicorn, has been known to Western science for only about 20 years. Its habits and way of life are still mysteries. But one thing about it is clear: It’s living on the verge of extinction.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has nominated the first woman to be one of nine supreme court justices in the country. There has already been opposition to the announcement. But, the Afghan president appears determined to more women in government positions.
Handguns and assault rifles are completely banned in Britain, and a very small percentage of the country's police officers even carry guns, something that has led to a lower number of fatal police shootings.
Scientists thought they knew how the human body worked. They thought they knew how the immune system worked. They were wrong. A recent discovery found a previously unknown path for the immune system into the brain.
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa may be best known in the US as a self-described socialist. But he's also a conservative Catholic. On the eve of the first papal visit since the 1980s, women in Ecuador say they're losing hard-won rights under Correa's administration.