U.S.

October, 2021

  • 24 October

    Hollywood’s Love of Guns Increases the Risk of Shootings

    In featuring guns so heavily, there is a danger that Hollywood is not merely reflecting society – it is encouraging firearm sales.

August, 2021

  • 5 August

    Mars InSight: Mission Unveils Surprising Secrets of Red Planet’s Interior

    Mars’ core is larger and less dense than we thought.

July, 2021

  • 16 July

    ‘Megadrought’ Along Border Strains US-Mexico Water Relations

    Record heat and low rainfall are drying up water sources shared by the American Southwest and northern Mexico.

April, 2021

  • 20 April

    Why This Trial Was Different: Experts React to Guilty Verdict for Derek Chauvin

    The guilty verdicts in the Chauvin trial are extraordinary, if unsurprising, because past incidents of police lethal use of force against unarmed civilians, particularly Black civilians, have generally not resulted in criminal convictions.

  • 12 April

    Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan Starts in North America

    Muslim Americans continue to be targeted by bullying, bigotry, and hate crimes. This prejudice and these attacks are wrong. They are unacceptable. And they must stop, President Biden says in his Ramadan message.

  • 6 April

    Meet the Pakistani-American Candidates for the New Jersey State Assembly

    Sadaf Jaffer (L) is running from NJ assembly District 16 while Shama Haider (R) is a candidate from NJ Assembly District 37.

March, 2021

  • 30 March

    Biden Nominates Pakistani-American to Become America’s First Muslim Federal Judge

    Born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, Quraishi was also the first Muslim to serve as US Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey in 2019.

  • 24 March

    Biden’s Trade Commission Pick Lina Khan Led Antitrust Efforts Against Big Tech

    Khan's appointment, in combination with Biden’s pick of another outspoken antitrust lawyer, Tim Wu, as a White House economic adviser, could signal that Biden is planning to take a more aggressive stance toward big tech than his predecessors.

  • 19 March

    What is a Hate Crime? Why It is Hard to Charge and Convict

    Hate crime laws reflect American ideals of fairness, justice and equity. But if crimes motivated by bias aren’t reported, well investigated, charged or brought to trial, it matters little what state law says.

  • 18 March

    Seaweed in Diet Can Reduce Cows Contribution to Climate Change

    About 70% of agricultural methane comes from enteric fermentation – chemical reactions in the stomachs of cows and other grazing animals as they break down plants.