Jill Abramson, in her first public talk since being fired by The New York Times, tells the Class of 2014 at Wake Forest: ‘I’m in exactly the same boat as many of you — a little scared, but also excited.’
A team of archaeologists and engineers hopes to find out just that. And their task could become a model for Italy’s efforts to preserve its cultural monuments.
Many black and Latino students are still concentrated in racially isolated schools with high concentrations of low-income students, limiting their opportunities and achievement, a new report says.
Five exquisitely preserved seed shrimp in a Miocene Era bat cave give a detailed snapshot of an ancient postcoital moment. Their fossilized sperm are the world’s first, and they are enormous. Scientists don’t know why.
President Obama and victims’ families gather Thursday to launch a week-long ‘dedication period’ for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The museum opens to the public May 21.
Several high-profile commencement speakers have withdrawn or been ‘disinvited’ because of protests. Free-speech advocates worry that today’s students only want speech they like.
Two studies released Monday signal that five glaciers in West Antarctica are undergoing irreversible decline over the next several hundred years, signaling sea level-rise of nearly four feet.
Japan’s postwar Constitution renounced war as a right. An advisory group to Prime Minister Abe will suggest amendments Tuesday to enable Japan to militarily defend its interests and those of allies
Accounts conflict about how many girls were taken, when, how, why — and what is truly being done about it, adding to Nigerians’ anger.
South African elections boosted opposition parties at the expense of the African National Congress, whose leader Jacob Zuma may not serve out a full second term.
In a wooden hut, neurosensory scientists have demonstrated that normal urban levels of electromagnetic noise erase the strong sense of Earth’s magnetism that guides migratory robins.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid violated the Constitution in his maneuverings to pass Obamacare, a conservative legal fund argues. The case will go before a federal panel of judges Thursday.
The killing of a German exchange student renewed international criticism of US ‘stand your ground’ self-defense laws. Police are investigating whether the alleged shooter set a trap for the student.
President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are to arrive in Addis Ababa on Friday after five months of bitter fighting.
Expanding social media use means the Yemeni government can no longer spin its anti-Al Qaeda campaign as it wants, particularly when it comes to alleged US drone strikes.
US pledges its help to try to save almost 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria last month by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Military aid is not likely, but assistance with intelligence and crisis management could be.
The White House has urged gun companies to invent safety technology that could limit a gun’s use to its owner. But two gun shops decided not to sell such guns after receiving death threats.
The e-mail in question, from an Obama adviser, stressed that explanations for the 2012 attacks on US diplomatic missions in Benghazi, Libya, should center on a YouTube video insulting to Muslims, ‘not a broader failure of policy.’
Prime Minister Abe’s wife, Akie, has become an unusually public first lady – one who is unafraid to share views on everything from LGBT issues to the sales tax that often differ from those of her husband.
An MTV survey finds that a majority of Millennials believe racism is fading, and that having a black president signals equal opportunity has arrived. MTV is ready to give them some perspective.