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"Herschel's book . . . brilliantly analyzes both the history and nature of science."—Keith Stewart Thomson, American Scientist
The greatest unknown for U.S. interests in the world might be the United States itself.
WHEN SYRIANS POURED INTO THE streets in March 2011 to demand an end to President Bashar Assad’s repressive regime, in the country’s largest city, the first protests were small. It was not until 2012, after peaceful demonstrations had turned to armed
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Roughly 2,500 years ago, the first great Persian Empire, led by Cyrus the Great, was founded. Over the next several centuries, it grew to dominate a significant portion of the world’s extant population and stretched from western India to the Mediterr
Even America's own government analysts see the American Era drawing to a close.
“All the world has failed us,” a resident of the Syrian city of Aleppo told the BBC this week, via a WhatsApp audio message. “The city is dying. Rapidly by bombardment, and slowly by hunger and fear of the advance of the Assad regime.”In recent weeks
A new history of the essay gets the genre all wrong, and in the process endorses a misleading idea of knowledge.
SINCE ANGELINA JOLIE FILED FOR DIVORCE on Sept. 19 and requested sole physical custody of the couple’s six children, Brad Pitt’s interactions with their kids have been limited. Locked in divorce negotiations with Jolie, Pitt, 52, has only been able t
There may come a day when we look back at the intense, instantaneous interest that Donald Trump’s tweets once produced and we chuckle, noting how President Trump’s Twitter postings, now shorn of their novelty, generate roughly as much attention as a
Fearful of digital decay, a ceramicist wants to return data storage to a more lasting medium: clay.
AROUND 11 P.M. ON JULY 25, RESTITUTO Castro received an anonymous text message asking him to leave his house in northern Manila and go to the corner of the MacArthur Highway. Just hours earlier, the new Philippine President, 71-year-old Rodrigo Duter
Ideological and civilizational conservatives united in opposition to the Soviet Union, but divide on whether Putin’s Russia is a totalitarian enemy, or a defender of the Christian west.
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How Assad and Russia achieved a major victory at a devastating cost
His in-and-out military solution will not be quick, and may leave the area in greater chaos
An exercise for his supporters and critics
He performed a service by revealing NSA methods but should still face a jury
Four years of civil war—and unimaginable devastation—leaves a Syrian city in ruins and thousands of innocent people in desperate need of help and support
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts fights to keep the nation’s children safe
Rather than looking at typical benchmarks, we focus on the ideas, almost all fueled by passion and implemented by strong leaders.
The historic concord between the U.S. and Europe made the West safe and rich. Now it’s in danger of collapse
The so-called caliphate may be losing ground in Iraq and Syria, but hardcore jihadis will keep fighting—there and in the West.
TO MANY AMERICANS, THE END OF SLAVERY is synonymous with Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. But that’s hardly the whole story. And it discounts the agency of thousands of slaves who voted with their feet for freedom.
Keep an eye on depressed lenders, shadow banks, and China
The art and science of successful interruptions.
Donald Stratton miraculously survived the surprise attack that left 2,400 dead. Now he wants to make sure others never forget what happened on that day
The U.S. must keep cool amid outbursts by the hotheaded president of its longtime ally
The group claims the Reina nightclub massacre—making its war of terror official.
Over eight years, U.S. president Barack Obama has created the most intrusive surveillance apparatus in the world. To what end?
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