The solar system's smallest, innermost planet will resemble a tiny black dot Monday. The rare celestial show begins at 7:35 a.m. EST.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
Genetic genealogy, the technique millions of people are using to learn about their family history, has now become a potent tool with which law enforcement can solve crimes. But the method has major privacy implications that are prompting some critics…
By William Brangham, Nsikan Akpan, Rhana Natour
Jane Fonda has been a household name for decades due to her prolific acting career, both on-screen and on stage. She has also drawn sustained attention for her enduring — and sometimes controversial — activism. Judy Woodruff sits down with…
By Judy Woodruff, Anne Azzi Davenport
For law enforcement, the case for using genetic genealogy is strong. But it's not foolproof.
By Nsikan Akpan
By William Brangham, Rhana Natour, Nsikan Akpan
In 2019, American law enforcement agencies have identified over 70 suspects using a new technique called genetic genealogy, which California detectives leveraged in 2018 to identify the Golden State Killer. In the first of a two-part series, William Brangham shares…
By Jamie Leventhal
Researchers reviewed 24 smart home security gadgets, finding that the majority of these popular systems contained critical design flaws.
By Stephen Pyne
The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
By Mark Maslin, Lucien Georgeson, The Conversation
While U.S. President Donald Trump may be “the world’s most powerful climate change denier”, the latest research suggests he took over over a thriving green economy.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent public defense of allowing political ads on his platform -- even those containing false claims -- drew substantial scrutiny. Now, the CEO of fellow social media giant Twitter says it will stop running political ads…
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