She began her career in 1951 as part of a segregated unit of Black women engineers highlighted in the movie Hidden Figures.
The philosopher Yuval Noah Harari, author of Homo Deus, reflects on how our way of thinking about illness and death will change after the coronavirus pandemic.
The annual "Nature" list explores the most important moments for science in 2019 and the people who have been key — and yes, Greta Thunberg is among them.
The stem cell therapy will help patients with deep second-degree burns on more than 50 percent of their bodies, according to the head of the research team.
"Que la sombra de la luna caiga sobre un mundo en paz" – Frank Reynolds
"May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace." - Frank Reynolds
A day or so after Sonia Sotomayor’s biography, “My Beloved World” was released, I got a call from a New York Times reporter asking me how well the book would sell. She jumped in to the first question: “Why don’t Latinos read?”
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois have introduced a new DREAM Act. Oh boy. I really wish they hadn’t done that.
Math has already been used effectively in defining protected areas in places with productive activities in 150 countries over the past 15 years. The best example of that application is Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a software called Marxan permitted the expansion of protected areas from 5 percent to 35 percent while preserving species and improving fishing.
My brother-in-law, a volunteer constable in a small Arkansas town, once said that the answer to the tensions and violence between motorists of color and the police was for law enforcement to treat those they are sworn to protect with respect and politeness.
In their first official meeting, the President of the United States and the Indian Prime Minister talked about trade and defense cooperation, terrorism, but avoided immigration and climate change, issues in which both leaders differ. India is the country most affected by Trump's decision to tighten controls on granting the H-1B visa, which benefits foreign workers.
Argentine reporter Leila Guerriero knows how to deal with writing feature stories, that style often being used in Latin America to write about conflict and more marginal stories, but she is now bringing that kind of writing to science and innovation.
During official visit to Mexico City, the German Chancellor said walls are no answer to migration and lent support to Mexico over NAFTA
Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.
President Trump plans to end ‘Let Girls Learn,’ former first lady Michelle Obama’s girls education program, according to a Monday CNN report.
A broad spectrum of curious minds and lovers of scientific exploration are attending a fair for independent creators held in Miami that is proving to be a showcase for creativity and inventiveness with a Latin American stamp.
How raising money may be most members of City Council's part-time job.
Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia recognizes top entrepreneurs and gives your start-up pioneers advice.
Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.
Dejando atrás una pizarra en la que se lee a un lado “Entre y lea un buen libro” y “¡No sea estúpido!” en el otro, me encuentro con un poster viejo y andrajoso de una huelga convocada por el sindicato de la SEPTA a principios del siglo pasado, conservado gracias a un laminado igualmente marchito. A unos pocos centímetros de esta máquina del tiempo surrealista, topo con una columna de una casa de 1890 en la que en su día vivió una conocida escritora anarquista y feminista, cerca de la Universidad Drexel.
Alejandrina Guzman is the new student body president at the University of Texas at Austin. As the top representative of the UT student body, Guzman will focus on protecting undocumented students and promoting a petition to declare U.T a "sanctuary campus."
We do not yet have the official agenda for next month’s meeting at Mar-a-Lago between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But after 75 years of American leadership on the world stage, we might be watching the beginning of a handover of power from the United States to China.
President Trump’s $1.1 trillion spending plan considers deep cuts to domestic, aid programs, while boosting military spending. All these cuts could hurt low-income Americans, including some of Trump’s own supporters.
The U.S. Census Bureau has been experimenting with alternate versions of the race and ethnicity section of its National Content Test Research Study. The bureau hopes that by the next census in 2020, it can more accurately tally Hispanics and other newly prominent minority groups.
”We have met the enemy and he is us.”
- the comic-strip character Pogo by Walt Kelly, 1970
The same may be true of the economy. So says Tyler Cowen, author of the new book “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream.”
Although we’ve recovered from the Great Recession, there are widespread fears that the economy will stagnate or grow only slowly. Government won’t be able to handle the next crisis, whether a war, financial meltdown or pandemic.