A Kurdish businessman decided he’d like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-square-foot version of the U.S. presidential residence in Irbil, near the raging war against ISIS.
Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That’s what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.
If you put a frog in a pot of room-temperature water and gradually bring the water to a boil, the frog remains in the water and dies. Humans should know better when it comes to this kind of thing says commentator Ellen Moyer.
For most of us, the arrival of Labor Day weekend marks the bittersweet finale to the season of vacation and rest. Our commentator doesn’t feel wistful about summer’s end this year.
Margaret Rubega says sometimes the best way to talk to your teen is to talk less.
By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.
Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.
In her first commentary for New England Public Radio, writer and educator Tzivia Gover finds insight from students.
The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.
Creating another sore spot for an industry under scrutiny for lack of inclusiveness, Techweek Chicago sends out a party invite featuring scantily clad women in provocative poses, then apologizes.
The games are just a week away, and enthusiasm is low. Stadiums aren’t finished, infrastructure is incomplete, and there have been protests. According to one Brazilian soccer fan, “We didn’t deliver.”
The football league says the 2016 championship will depart from tradition by not using the Roman numeral L (50) because it doesn’t work well on the logo.
By testing for radiation, detectives showed that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson’s collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.
People are less likely to seek shelter or otherwise prepare for storms given female names, researchers say. As a result, such storms result in nearly twice as many deaths as those with male names.
The number is in line with what military officials had asked for. The United States’ will end its war in Afghanistan in 2014 and expects most of that residual force to be out of the country by 2016.