Trump’s indictment stretches US legal system in new ways – a former prosecutor explains four key points to understand

When former President Donald Trump turns himself over to authorities in New York on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, and is arraigned, the charges on which

Room-temperature superconductors could revolutionize electronics

Superconductors make highly efficient electronics, but the ultralow temperatures and ultrahigh pressures required to make them work are costly and difficult to implement. Room-temperature superconductors

SVB’s newfangled failure fits a century-old pattern of bank runs, with a social media twist

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank on March 10, 2023, came as a shock to most Americans. Even people like myself, a scholar of the

Generative AIs could help protect against fraud and misinformation

Shortly after rumors leaked of former President Donald Trump’s impending indictment, images purporting to show his arrest appeared online. These images looked like news photos,

What peace in Ukraine and a post-conflict world look like to Xi and Putin

Just a few days after being branded a war criminal in an international arrest warrant, Russian President Vladimir Putin was talking peace with his most

The risks the app poses and the challenges to blocking it

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23, 2023, amid a chorus of calls from members of

Federal Reserve’s ‘soft landing’ goal has become bumpier

U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers have targeted a “soft landing” for the U.S. economy since beginning their effort a year ago to tame runaway inflation by hiking interest rates. That

Building better brain collaboration online – the decade-long Human Brain Project

Recent years have seen both impressive advances in computational technologies and neuroscience and increasing prevalence of mental disorders. These forces sparked the launch of brain science

Environment Japan: Better to be safe than sorry

Following the announcement of the Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on March 3rd, 2023, the Japanese Government Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno has recently confirmed (BBC source) that

Inflation is proving particularly stubborn – but jitters over banking failures complicate rate decision

The U.S. Federal Reserve is facing a rather sticky problem. Despite its best efforts over the past year, inflation is stubbornly refusing to head south with any urgency

Why SVB and Signature Bank failed so fast – and the crisis isn’t over yet

Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank failed with enormous speed – so quickly that they could be textbook cases of classic bank runs, in which too

Russia wants military aid from China – this deal could help China, too

China is considering sending weapons, ammunition and drones to Russia, according to information the Biden administration declassified at the end of February 2023. China’s military aid would

How Frances Willard shaped feminism by leading the 19th-century temperance movement

As younger adults opt for “wellness” products, many are practicing alcohol abstinence. Sometimes referred to as “sober curious,” this trend of often forgoing alcohol has forged

How access to ChatGPT-style tech is about to change our world

ChatGPT burst onto the technology world, gaining 100 million users by the end of January 2023, just two months after its launch and bringing with it a looming

Why TikTok is being banned on gov’t phones in US and beyond

The United States is ratcheting up national security concerns about TikTok, mandating that all federal employees delete the Chinese-owned social media app from government-issued mobile phones. Other Western

When there are no words: Translating wartime trauma in Ukraine

On the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, one thing is clear: The destruction the war has wreaked upon Ukrainians over the last 12 months is so

Why users are falling hard for an app that raises serious ethical questions

The warm light of friendship, intimacy and romantic love illuminates the best aspects of being human – while also casting a deep shadow of possible heartbreak.

Spy balloon drama elevates public attention, pressure for the US to confront China

Seven days after a Chinese spy balloon began drifting across the United States, the U.S. military downed it with a single missile. But the balloon, in a

Why is a love poem full of sex in the Bible?

Many Americans have heard the expression “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine” – in fact, a quick Google search turns up myriad websites offering wedding

Sports betting apps’ notifications encourage more and more wagers – why some people get hooked

Joe is a full-time college student who also works some nights as a security guard. He played basketball all through high school and loves to follow

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