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October 6, 2015 Comment

Research Showing Neutrinos Have Mass Awarded Nobel Prize

Physicists Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the prize for the discovery that the subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass.

October 6, 2015 2 Comments

Report: US And Canadian Officials Talked About Combined Military Forces

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that top military commanders from the US and Canada met to discuss a plan to integrate the two countries’ military forces.

October 6, 2015 234 Comments

Lessons From Australia On Curbing Mass Shootings

In 1996, a mass shooting in an Australian picnic area became a catalyst for the enactment of sweeping gun laws in the country.

October 6, 2015 3 Comments

Russia Ratchets Up Military Intervention In Syria

Moscow has been conducting airstrikes for nearly a week in Syria, and now the Kremlin says it’s ready to introduce ground forces into the fight.

October 5, 2015 Comment

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Reached

The historic trade agreement, reached after eight years of negotiations, would bring together 40 percent of the world’s economy.

October 5, 2015 14 Comments

Should Russia’s Entry Into Syria Change U.S. Strategy?

Military analyst Andrew Bacevich discusses the Russian decision to escalate its role in the conflict, and what the U.S. should do now.

October 2, 2015 4 Comments

Frenemies Over Syria: How Russia And U.S. Are Coordinating Airstrikes

Russia’s military entry into the conflict raises concerns for the U.S., which is leading a coalition that’s also conducting airstrikes.

October 2, 2015 Comment

Cereal Cafe Sparks Protest

A cafe in East London that serves cereal for about 2.50 to 6 pounds ($4.50 to $9) a bowl has become a symbol of gentrification.

October 1, 2015 2 Comments

What It’s Like To Be A UN Interpreter

Among the most heard and least recognized players at the United Nations General Assembly session were the interpreters.

October 1, 2015 Comment

Trade Pact Negotiations Continue

Trade ministers are trying to come to an agreement on the biggest trade deal in a generation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

October 1, 2015 Comment

Hurricane Joaquin Strengthens As It Heads North

Bryan Norcross of The Weather Channel shares the latest projections for the Category 4 hurricane’s trajectory.

October 1, 2015 18 Comments

Are Russian Airstrikes Targeting ISIS Or Rebels?

The U.S. and its allies say the areas Russia is targeting are actually held by rebels who oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad.

September 30, 2015 3 Comments

U.S. Conducting Airstrikes In Afghan City Of Kunduz

U.S. Special Forces are now involved in the battle against the Taliban in Kunduz, which is about 150 miles north of Kabul.

September 30, 2015 10 Comments

Russia Joins Air War Against ISIS In Syria

The U.S. is also conducting airstrikes, but Russia and the U.S. disagree over whether Bashar Assad should remain in power.

September 29, 2015 10 Comments

After Meeting With Putin, Obama Meets With Castro

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, which Cuban President Raul Castro is attending for the first time.

September 29, 2015 4 Comments

Facebook Plans To Bring Internet To Refugees

The announcement by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg comes as welcome news to many, but not without criticism.

September 29, 2015 Comment

Battle Rages For Afghan City Of Kunduz

U.S. and Afghan forces are trying to retake the northern city of Kunduz from the Taliban after its fighters seized the city.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Minnesotan Becomes First To Sue Over Child Sex Tourism

The Minnesota Star Tribune reports that child brides are an “open secret” among Minnesota’s large Hmong community.

September 28, 2015 Comment

Obama And UN Discuss Goals For Aiding Syrian Migrants

Activists say the United States is not doing enough when it comes to aiding Syrian migrants fleeing a civil war.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Obama, Putin To Meet Face-To-Face Amid Rising Tensions

The two leaders will likely discuss Russia’s new military buildup in Syria during their first meeting in nearly a year.

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October 2 5 Comments

Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.

October 2 3 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man's incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 42 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.