As Eight Guantánamo Detainees Ask for Freedom, the Trump Administration Says It Could Hold Them For 100 Years

As Eight Guantánamo Detainees Ask for Freedom, the Trump Administration Says It Could Hold Them For 100 Years

On Wednesday a federal court in Washington, D.C., heard the first major challenge to the Trump administration’s policy on Guantánamo Bay — a case arguing against the ongoing detention of eight of the 40 Muslim men still left at the island prison. The judge’s decision in the case could impact any future attempt to bring detainees […]

An entire Arctic ecosystem could vanish within the next decade

An entire Arctic ecosystem could vanish within the next decade

The Barents Sea, home to a diverse array of wildlife, could be completely gone in just a few years – perhaps the most dramatic impact of climate change yet seen Waves crash along the coast of the Barents SeaFranz Aberham/Getty By Andy Coghlan An entire Arctic ecosystem suddenly started shrinking within the last 10 years […]

A Historic Bill in New York Could Create First-of-Its-Kind Accountability for Prosecutors — If Andrew Cuomo Doesn’t Veto It

A Historic Bill in New York Could Create First-of-Its-Kind Accountability for Prosecutors — If Andrew Cuomo Doesn’t Veto It

There is a humanitarian crisis unfolding on our borders, in which thousands of immigrant children, including infants and toddlers, have been forcefully taken from their parents and sent away with strangers. But another crisis — where families are also separated — is hanging over American life: mass incarceration. Now, though, one of the most important […]

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 […]

Moon’s weird pull could help predict deadly volcanic eruptions

Moon’s weird pull could help predict deadly volcanic eruptions

Brett Ryder By John Pickrell THROUGHOUT history, people have suspected the moon of messing around with life on Earth’s surface. From inducing madness to affecting the growth of plants, most of these connections are as tenacious as they are ill-substantiated. But one area where the moon’s influence cannot be disputed is on the seashore. Long […]

On the pull: How the moon could help predict volcanic eruptions

On the pull: How the moon could help predict volcanic eruptions

Brett Ryder By John Pickrell THROUGHOUT history, people have suspected the moon of messing around with life on Earth’s surface. From inducing madness to affecting the growth of plants, most of these connections are as tenacious as they are ill-substantiated. But one area where the moon’s influence cannot be disputed is on the seashore. Long […]

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Generate the Next Big Fashion Trends

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Generate the Next Big Fashion Trends

A fashion designer working on a new collection has an idea, but wonders if it’s been done before. Another is looking for historical inspiration—1950s-style wasp waists or 80s-era padded shoulders. Soon, they might turn to Cognitive Prints for help. The suite of AI tools IBM is developing for the fashion industry can take a photo […]

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