The Cop Who Killed Antwon Rose Wasn’t Following His Department’s Policy—Because There Wasn’t Any

The Cop Who Killed Antwon Rose Wasn’t Following His Department’s Policy—Because There Wasn’t Any

The Pennsylvania police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Antwon Rose, in a Pittsburgh suburb last week has been charged with criminal homicide, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala said at a press conference on Wednesday, an umbrella charge that allows prosecutors to ask a jury to consider charges ranging from manslaughter to first-degree […]

This Innovative Memorial Will Soon Honor Native American Veterans

This Innovative Memorial Will Soon Honor Native American Veterans

UPDATE 6/26/18: The National Museum of the American Indian has just announced its selection of Harvey Pratt’s Warrior Circle of Honor design for its new memorial to Native American veterans, which is expected to grace the National Mall by late 2020. Harvey hopes the memorial he envisioned will become a sacred place for Native Americans […]

Andean Solstice Celebrations Capture the Wondrous Churn of Spacetime

Andean Solstice Celebrations Capture the Wondrous Churn of Spacetime

Today on the summer solstice, millions of people all over the world celebrate this celestial holiday in unique cultural ways. In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice usually occurs on June 21, when the Earth’s northern pole is at its maximum tilt toward the sun. One way that this midsummer event is celebrated in Ecuador […]

You'll Have to Take a Boat Ride and a Hike Through the Forest to Get to France's Newest Art Museum

You'll Have to Take a Boat Ride and a Hike Through the Forest to Get to France's Newest Art Museum

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The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers

The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers

The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus wasn’t the largest show in the country—but it came close. By 1918, the company employed around 250 performers, from acrobats to equestriennes, clowns to lion tamers. Formed in 1907 when circus owner Benjamin Wallace purchased the Carl Hagenbeck Circus, the outfit had since grown to be a $ 1 million extravaganza that […]

The Trump Administration’s War on Marijuana Could Prevent Sick Kids From Getting Medical Care

Just after his fifth birthday, Quintin Lovato had his first seizure. Two days later, another. Later that year, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. Then, at age seven, the Tourette’s came. To treat his symptoms, his parents, Hannah and Ron, tried a variety of pharmaceuticals, each with nasty side effects—anger, aggression, and social withdrawal—before ultimately finding the answer: medical […]

The Neuroscientist in the Art Museum

The Neuroscientist in the Art Museum

They were wired up with eye-tracking glasses and biometric sensors. The former would capture where they were looking. The latter would measure how much their skin produced sweat in response to a particular experience. The subjects weren’t in a lab — at least not in the traditional sense. They were visitors to the Peabody Essex […]

Listen to Children Who’ve Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border

This story was originally published by ProPublica. Este articulo pronto estará disponible en español. The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe. They scream “Mami” […]