"One of the main things we're focused on is the notion of existential risk, getting a sense of what the probability of human extinction is," said Andrew Snyder-Beattie, who recently wrote a piece on the "Great Filter" for ...
Conflicts in the Middle East have made archaeological work increasingly difficult, but the work must go on, scholars said at a recent conference organized with the help of the Oriental Institute.
Printed newspapers are still among the most influential sources of information for senior civil servants, according to University of Manchester research.
Terrorism can be a successful strategy for rebel groups during civil war, but only when governments allow it to work, finds a new study by a Michigan State University political scientist.
A U.S. appeals court is wrestling with whether law enforcement has the authority to obtain and use records from cellphone towers, in a case that weighs the importance of people's right to privacy in the age of digital technology.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in ...
The major US music labels joined the legal battle against file-sharing website Megaupload, with a copyright infringement lawsuit against the site shut down by US authorities.
Two years ago when an earthquake struck the Washington, D.C. area, Robert Mark got a call from the master mason at the Washington National Cathedral. "The building is falling around me!" he said.
New, stronger concrete that can better withstand an earthquake isn't much good if it's too expensive to use.
UiTM researchers have found that steel tubes filled with foam concrete was inferior in strength as compared to that of normal concrete.