Full story - October 03, 2018
a ship and other debris on a beach in indonesia after a tsunami
A combination of plate tectonics in the region, the shape of the coastline, vulnerable communities and a less-than-robust early warning system all combine to make Indonesian tsunamis especially dangerous.
Full story - October 02, 2018
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Canada, the US and Mexico are about to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. Here are 3 of the biggest changes, explained.
Full story - October 01, 2018
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In a Facebook post, the World Surfing League announced that women surfers will receive equal pay at all events from 2019. In the world of surfing — a sport and culture long dominated by men — this is a monumental development.
Full story - September 28, 2018
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Unlike any other branch of government, Supreme Court justices do not have to face voters at the polls. They have no term limits. Yet the high court is the final arbiter of constitutional rights and protections.
Full story - September 27, 2018
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Some think that Asia is on the cusp of a new cold war. If it were to happen, it would mean the rivalry that has been growing is transformed into overt militarized competition that drags the region into its vortex.
Full story - September 27, 2018
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What exactly do we mean by teenage behavior? And who gets to be a "rebellious" teenager?
Full story - September 27, 2018
anita hill
Anita Hill’s experience involved workplace sexual harassment that was sustained over time. Christine Blasey Ford reported an attempted rape at age 15 that was a traumatic, intense one-time incident. Yet there are also clear similarities: similar alleged sexualized mistreatment, similar last-minute accusation derailing what seemed to be a foregone conclusion, similar male-dominated group standing in judgment, similar strong feelings from the public.
Full story - September 27, 2018
A Mobius strip made with a piece of paper and tape.
The Mobius strip has fascinated environmentalists, artists, engineers, mathematicians and many others ever since its discovery in 1858.
Full story - September 26, 2018
A line of migrants stand with backpacks and belongings under a green sign marking the Colombian border.
Cities can provide refugees a better chance to rebuild their lives, but political barriers to integration raise concerns that the growing number of urban refugees could remain in permanent ghettos.
Full story - September 30, 2018
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From Syria to Myanmar and beyond, many of today’s most intractable and brutal conflicts are being documented by everyday internet users equipped with smartphones. But even though they’re documenting vital evidence that could one day help convict perpetrators of atrocities, their footage and photos are at risk from the very platforms that host them.

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