The next target in the struggle to stamp out ivory trade and its debilitating effect on elephant populations across Africa is the European Union (EU).
Deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe was fired by Jeff Sessions yesterday (March 16), with the accusation of not being transparent enough regarding the conversations he allowed between FBI officials and journalists.
For a country that prides itself on democracy, the US has plenty of citizens who think there might be better forms of government.
It’s turning into quite a month for global strongmen. Last weekend, Chinese president Xi Jinping upended his country’s two-term limit on power, meaning there’s now little to stop him from ruling for life.
Felix Sater, a Soviet-born former Donald Trump advisor and real estate dealer, confirmed last night to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that the Trump Organization negotiated with sanctioned Russian bank VTB to build Trump World Tower in Moscow: Felix Sater confirms: Trump was pursuing deal with sanctioned Russian bank during campaign pic.twitter.com/XevwrHzYRc — All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) March 17, 2018 Sater, a longtime US intelligence and defense resource, has been under scrutiny for an email exchange with his friend and Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, in which he boasted that the subsequently failed real estate deal to build Trump World Tower Moscow “will get Donald elected” (paywall).
New ways in which Facebook might have played a role in 2016 election meddling continue to emerge. Yesterday (March 16), the company announced the suspension of data analytics company Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its prominent parent political firm Cambridge Analytica—three years after it illegally used the data of up to 50 million users.
There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are found with the help of laser lights.
Russian president Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win his fourth term when voters go to the polls on Sunday, March 18.
No one is holding their breath for the Russian election. Everyone knows that president Vladimir Putin will roll straight back into office and remain there until 2024.
The success story of mobile money and payments in several African countries has been a boon for financial inclusion and a significant victory for telecoms companies like Safaricom and MTN.
Ahhh spring. Global warming may be making the transition of the seasons increasingly confusing. But come mid-March, I always find myself itching for renewal and change after months of hunkering down—whether the sun is out or not.
I am very tired. I’ve spent far too much of 2018 on the road at technology conventions. I’ve been to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show; Barcelona for Mobile World Congress; and most recently, Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest.
Herb Lubalin would have been 100 years old today. The widely idolized designer-typographer passed away in 1981, leaving behind “mountains of work” that continue to inform design students today.
Artificial intelligence researchers have a new best friend: the “generative adversarial network.” But the flip side of this technology, which can help us enhance images and train medical algorithms, is that GANs will make hoaxes, doctored video, and forged voice clips easier to execute than ever before.
When you belong to a mixed-race family like my own—white mom, black dad, Asian uncle, Latin husband—you get used to hearing all kinds of crazy things.
In 2008, the psychiatrist Stephen Greenspan published The Annals of Gullibility, a summary of his decades of research into how to avoid being gullible.
Herbert R McMaster is the ideal National Security Advisor—for any administration but this one. In some ways, McMaster seemed perfect: He’s a decorated general with a history of winning big battles (paywall).
Recently, I was invited to a “Women’s Circle” hosted by True Botanicals, a Mill Valley, California-based skincare company, at Ojai Vista Farm, a 10-acre estate on an avocado farm north of Los Angeles.
Each Physarum polycephalum is a single, gelatinous amoeba made up of thousands of nuclei, all floating together in cytoplasm.
Steve Ballmer, Jan Koum, and Laurene Powell Jobs were accidentally revealed as the biggest donors to the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, contributing a combined $2.54 billion.