At 31, a woman had the bacteria in her gut catalogued as part of scientific project that aims to characterize the creatures that live inside us and affect our health. Here’s what she found out.
The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures’ decision to cancel release of the film ‘The Interview’ after a North Korean hack attack.
We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.
“That’s not what America’s about,” the president said in a news conference, calling the cancellation of The Interview‘s release a “mistake.” The FBI has accused North Korea of being behind the attack.
Soccer’s governing body also announced that it would not revisit the bidding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, because there were no legal grounds to do so.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.
President Obama has a lot to talk about: From the recent protests in Ferguson to thawing relations with Cuba and Iran. Obama may also be asked about the cyber attack on Sony.
Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014’s biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.
A framework for measuring opportunity –and outcomes.
The State Department says a delegation of diplomats will visit the island next month. The formal restoration of diplomatic ties is expected to be as easy as the two countries writing each other notes.
In exchange for tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients. But some hospitals seize wages from poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for reduced-cost care.
Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean’s largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.
Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait … and listen.
Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.
The Education Department’s unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.