Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 9:25 am
When Shaun Denis wants to relax at work, he steps into a quiet room, outfitted with a few ferns and a chair. He slips on a virtual-reality headset and a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and escapes to the beach.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 9:20 am
GoPro is moving some of its production out of China in order to protect its business from potential new US tariffs.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 9:12 am
In the olden days of presidential appointments and nominations, the focus was justifiably on the nominees -- their background, what their policy positions said about the role they would play in an administration and whether or not they would get confirmed.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 8:56 am
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad says one thing: survivor stories matter. Mukwege, a gynecologist who set up a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has treated thousands of rape survivors who suffered traumatic injuries at the hands of warring militias, while Murad is an Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist who survived enslavement at the hands of Islamic State militants.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 8:35 am
The United States sided with Russia and Saudi Arabia over the weekend at a global climate summit to contest language supporting a landmark climate report, The Washington Post reports.
Posted on: 10 December 2018 | 7:44 am
Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States, modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily.
Posted on: 9 December 2018 | 1:19 pm
President Donald Trump is clearly worried. He pretends that information prosecutors provided in recent filings in the Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort cases "totally clears" him. But in reality, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York have outlined a convincing case that Trump directed Cohen to make illegal campaign payments to conceal his alleged affairs.
Posted on: 9 December 2018 | 12:56 pm
In 1608, the German-Dutch lensmaker Hans Lippershey became the first person to apply for a patent for what we now call the telescope. By combining two lenses, he found that he could make distant objects appear closer than they are. While some lauded the invention for its military applications, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei turned the telescope to the heavens and opened a new eye on the cosmos. His observations overturned the existing astronomical beliefs of his time.
Posted on: 8 December 2018 | 5:21 pm
President Trump and his allies have long rallied around the defiant battle cry that special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a "witch hunt" that has uncovered "no collusion" with Russia. But public filings by Mueller and the Southern District of New York over the past two weeks have changed the game. We still do not know everything Mueller knows, but the contours of a broad scheme by the administration to conspire with Russia -- to the personal benefit of Trump and the detriment of the United States -- are now coming into sharper focus.
Posted on: 8 December 2018 | 10:30 am
Jameela Jamil is on a mission to combat airbrushing, diet teas and other forms of image-based oppression, but not everyone is on board. The outspoken actor and presenter is best known for her role as the aggravatingly perfect, name-dropping former activist Tahani on NBC's "The Good Place."
Posted on: 8 December 2018 | 9:12 am