Most of us look forward to the fireworks on the Fourth of July. But did you ever wonder how the chemists create those colors that light up the night sky? Are some colors harder to create than others?
An analysis of social media troll activity during the 2016 election campaign shows that exposure to Russian propaganda may have helped change American minds in favor of Republican candidate Trump.
Bin Laden's extremist group had fewer than a hundred members in September 2001. Today it's a transnational terror organization with 40,000 fighters across the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
Given the weak justification for the citizenship question, rubber-stamping it without further inquiry could well have been a stain on the Supreme Court's legitimacy.
Research has found ways to detect deepfakes through flaws that can't be fixed easily by the fakers.
Maya candidate Thelma Cabrera's unprecedented campaign for president was unsuccessful, but hope has not been dashed. Her run suggests that Guatemala's grassroots opposition is slowly gaining ground.
The internet has choke points where the flow of information can be blocked, making it surprisingly simple for leaders to cut off their populations from communications. The Transitional Military Council in Sudan shut down the internet, citing “national security” as protestors organized their demonstrations over Facebook.
Whether or not a shooting war does break out, the US' economic war against Iran has already been intensifying over the past year. Today, President Donald Trump imposed “hard-hitting” new sanctions on Iran in response to the attack on the drone.
Iran shot down a US drone on June 19, further escalating tensions between Iran and its adversaries. As a “deterrent” to Iran, the US is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East, but the US is not the only country considering a military response in Iran. If international relations with Iran grow more volatile, Israel could take dramatic, unilateral action against its neighbor and longtime adversary.
The second largest Ebola outbreak on record is currently raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with more than 1,400 deaths recorded. Kenya may be the next country at risk for an outbreak following two confirmed deaths in Uganda, which shares a porous border with DRC.