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European regulators are cracking down on Facebook's ability to transfer data across the Atlantic. Now the tech giant is threatening to pull its services from more than 400 million European users.
Now a relatively quiet fishing village, Port Royal was once so notorious that it was considered by many to be ‘the wickedest city on Earth’ – until it sank into the sea.
Do companies and cities still need each other?
Closer to the Faroe Islands than to Edinburgh, Scotland’s northernmost isles are home to fascinating ancient sites and a spirit of proud self-sufficiency
How wildfires ravaging the U.S. west coast are sending smoke between continents and up to record heights in the atmosphere.
These neurons track safe places so mice can escape threats in a split-second
We break down what they are—and why they’re not (quite) as scary as they seem.
Over the past decade, cancers associated with obesity show some of the most troubling increases affecting young adults and adolescents.
Alexander Hamilton argued that lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court were the only way, but some modern scholars disagree.
EU diplomats say Berlin’s focus on the economy have put human rights on the back burner.
Archeologists in China have discovered two perfectly preserved fossils of a new 125 million-year-old dinosaur species.
Read each statement, bank by bank.
There were things to cover things, things to hold other things, things that were representations of yet more things.
Conventional wisdom says people are drawn together when they’re most similar. But how you navigate the world together might actually be what ignites the spark.
Scientists are only just starting to unravel why some viruses disappear, while others can linger and cause disease for centuries.
Bodyguards go through intense training to be ready to protect celebrities, CEOs, and politicians. Security firm Global Threat Solutions has protected the lik...
Publishing is becoming a winner-take-all game. Nobody dominates it like Madeline McIntosh and Penguin Random House.
It ticks once a year, the century hand advances once every 100 years, the cuckoo comes out on the millennium, and it will keep time for the next 10,000 years. In the belly of a Texas mountain,...
Lockdowns brought temporary relief to some, but everywhere testing and tracing is key
Take them, adapt them, and apply them to your life
Is the "big freeze" our inevitable fate, or can dark energy save us?
The coming months of the pandemic could be catastrophic. The U.S. still has ways to prepare.
Covid-19 has left many people underemployed – in temporary jobs or on reduced hours. How do you make a success out of a job that isn’t what you wanted?
As Turner lay dying, he asked to see sunlight. Renoir demanded a pencil. For many artists, the final chapter is the most creative
The logbook is written from the white perspective, and its horrors are plain to see.
Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic—such as unemployment—and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms...
Little can compare to the healing power of silence
Irish-American mogul’s philanthropic foundation runs out of cash after 38 years
The company behind them, Keen, is including artwork from the late Jerry Garcia.
Buying futures contracts may help businesses reliant on water keep prices down.