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The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding just as Trump’s critics predicted

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding just as Trump’s critics predicted

The new Iran nuclear crisis is unfolding exactly how Donald Trump’s critics predicted it would. After the US President walked away from Barack Obama’s international nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, Iran started walking too. On Wednesday, it began escalating its uranium enrichment activities, injecting gas into centrifuges at its infamous underground Fordow plant. The…MORE

The Mormon massacre in Mexico hits home

The Mormon massacre in Mexico hits home

It all happened so suddenly that I didn’t have time to react. It was a loud bang, followed by screams and commotion. Then panic. Mothers yelled for their children and children cried out for their mothers. And there I was in the middle of the chaos: scared, confused and unable to move. What else could…MORE

This astronaut cast his vote from the International Space Station

This astronaut cast his vote from the International Space Station

Defying their earthly bounds doesn’t stop many astronauts from exercising their civic duties. Andrew Morgan cast an early vote from space last month, weighing in on a Pennsylvania election, NASA says. According to his official biography, Morgan is a physician who was selected to join the astronaut corps in 2013, and completed his training in…MORE

All the revelations of the past 24 hours in Washington, DC

All the revelations of the past 24 hours in Washington, DC

No one could say life in Washington is boring. From his first hours in office, Donald Trump’s presidency has seemed like a brazen attempt to use the instruments of governmental power for his personal political gain. And in a few hours on Monday, an entire term’s worth worth of news and scandal flooded headlines as…MORE

These birds may have more friends than you

These birds may have more friends than you

Complex societies were thought to only exist among mammals, including humans, other primates, elephants, giraffes and dolphins. But a new study shows that vulturine guinea fowl, a bird with distinctive blue plumage that lives in Africa, can keep track of relationships with hundreds of others — challenging the prevailing view that big brains are a…MORE

What Voyager 2 has learned since entering interstellar space

What Voyager 2 has learned since entering interstellar space

On November 5, 2018, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft became the second human-made object to cross into interstellar space. Now, scientists have shared the initial science gained by Voyager 2’s historic crossing. However, just because the probes have left the heliosphere doesn’t mean they have left our solar system. That boundary is located at the outermost…MORE

All Saints Day: The history and traditions behind the holiday

All Saints Day: The history and traditions behind the holiday

Every year on November 1, many Roman Catholics and other Christians around the world observe All Saints Day, which honors all saints of the church that have attained heaven. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, All Saints Day is observed on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Here’s a look at the history and traditions of this…MORE

So what’s wrong with UK elections in December?

So what’s wrong with UK elections in December?

It’s finally happening. Three and a half years after the UK sent itself into Brexit-induced political paralysis, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to break through by calling an election in December. And if you know anything at all about British politics, right about now, you’re thinking: “Wait, what? An election … in December?” Yes,…MORE

The fabled Democratic dinner that makes history

The fabled Democratic dinner that makes history

It’s the dinner that makes history. The biggest moment yet in the Democratic campaign for President takes place Friday at the Liberty and Justice celebration (formerly the Jefferson Jackson dinner, before the party stopped ignoring those two presidents’ slave-owning legacies.) This rowdy festival in Iowa is a fabled political moment. Campaigns shell out for hundreds…MORE

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

Now and again in President Donald Trump’s Washington, it’s hard to believe what you’re watching with your own eyes. First, on live television, Trump’s acting chief of staff admitted a “quid pro quo,” saying that the US had conditioned aid upon Ukraine filling Trump’s political wish list — a potential abuse of power that could…MORE