U.S.

February, 2022

  • 4 February

    ISIS Leader Killed in US Raid – Where Does This Leave the Terrorist Group?

    This isn’t the first time that American forces have targeted the head of terrorist organizations, nor the first time they have been successful.

January, 2022

  • 25 January

    Bonfire of Sovereignty: Russian Tanks in Belarus – A European Perspective

    Regardless of whether Russia launches another major offensive against Ukraine, Belarus’s territory will increasingly become a source of military threats to all its western neighbors – not just Ukraine.

  • 23 January

    Groundwater — Not Ice Sheets — is the Largest Source of Water

    Groundwater is the second-largest store of water on Earth. Governments and industry use groundwater reservoirs to store waste, but it may also have environmental functions that haven’t been revealed.

  • 22 January

    What is Bioengineered Food? An Agriculture Expert Explains

    More than 90% of U.S.-grown corn, soybeans and sugar beets are genetically modified. This means that many processed foods containing high-fructose corn syrup, beet sugar or soy protein may fall under the new disclosure standard.

  • 17 January

    Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

    At the age of 35, King was the youngest person, the third African American and the 12th American, to win the coveted Nobel Peace Prize for his steadfast belief that nonviolence was an integral part of obtaining full citizenship rights for Black people in America.

  • 11 January

    In a First, Pakistani American Doctor Successfully Implants Pig Heart in Human

    Considered one of the world’s foremost experts on transplanting animal organs, known as xenotransplantation, Muhammad M. Mohiuddin, MD, professor of surgery at UMSOM, joined the UMSOM faculty five years ago and established the Cardiac Xenotransplantation Program with Griffith.

December, 2021

  • 31 December

    4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Environment in 2022

    Collectively, thinking about our relationship with nature and finding ways to protect the environment can help us be better stewards of the planet.

  • 25 December

    How Christmas Became an American Holiday Tradition

    Declaring Christmas a federal holiday and putting up the first Christmas tree in the White House marked the final steps in making Christmas an American holiday. On June 28, 1870, Congress passed the law that turned Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day into holidays for federal employees.

  • 18 December

    How Effective are Vaccines Against Omicron?

    Melissa Hawkins is an epidemiologist and public health researcher at American University. She explains the way researchers calculate how well a vaccine prevents disease, what influences these numbers and how omicron is changing things.

  • 3 December

    Omicron: Why the WHO Designated it a Variant of concern

    Not much data, but lessons have been learned from the slow response to the Delta.