Reviving the spirit of democracy
Just as voting participation rates have fallen over the last 40 years, civic engagement is on the decline in the United States, too. But there is some hope for a turnaround, says Peter Levine in his new book, ...
PS4 and Xbox One fuel US videogame industry sales
NPD Group reported Thursday that new consoles from Sony and Microsoft powered a winning holiday season for the videogame industry in the United States.
Print book reading tops in US despite rise of tablets
A Pew Research Center study release on Thursday showed that US readers reach for ink-and-paper books despite the rising popularity of tablets and digital works.
Focusing on the undocumented hurts immigration debate
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner recently signaled that the House may follow the Senate's lead and move immigration legislation. But many policymakers are falling into the "illegality trap" – a phrase coined by Michael Jones-Correa, ...
China tested hypersonic missile vehicle
China for the first time has tested a hypersonic missile vehicle designed to travel several times the speed of sound, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Brazil to build undersea cables to Europe, Angola
Brazil's state-owned telecom provider Telebras said Wednesday it plans to build undersea fiber optic telecommunication cable links with Europe and Angola.
Global warming's biggest offenders
When it comes to global warming, there are seven big contributors: the United States, China, Russia, Brazil, India, Germany and the United Kingdom. A new study published in Environmental Research Letters reveal ...
Report: 2013 wet, warm year for much of US
Last year was a wet, warm one for much of the United States.
Huawei rejects reports of security weakness
Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday rejected suggestions its telecoms equipment is vulnerable to hacking and forecast a rise in 2013 profit of nearly 50 percent.
Report: NSA uses radio waves to map pathway into computers
The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world—but not in the United States—that allows the U.S. to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York ...
Drought, extreme temperatures may do damage to wheat in High Plains
Timely rains across much of the state have the wheat crop looking much better than last year at this time, but for some areas, drought and cold temperatures may have combined to do some damage, according ...
Report: NSA data swoop has had minimal counterterrorism role
Flagship Motorola smartphone headed for Europe
Motorola announced Tuesday that its flagship Moto X smartphone is heading for Europe.
Researchers find substantial drop in use of affirmative action in college admissions
University of Washington researchers Grant H. Blume and Mark C. Long have produced the first empirical estimates using national-level data to show the extent to which levels of affirmative action in college admissions decisions ...