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Beginning in late 2016, workers from the U.S. and Canada reported unexplained illnesses in Cuba that many have said seemed to be “targeted attacks” and, potentially, part of a greater spy conspiracy. Cuba has denied that anything untoward was going on. To dig in more deeply and try to draw a firm conclusion, a group of electrical engineering professors got together to research the possibilities.
When President Trump’s tax reform plan passed Congress late last year, it was meant to provide some big benefits for small-business owners. A new tax rate for pass-through companies and other reforms are meant to reward businesses that have a lot of employees and incentivize others to go out and hire more, according to Forbes.
The year 2017 was a historically bad year for wildfires in California. The Thomas Fire is now the biggest in state history, burning more than 281,000 acres in Southern California. A new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology looks at how different fire management techniques in chaparral affected local bird populations.
In years past, if you wanted to buy something, but couldn’t pay for the whole thing all at once, you could put it on layaway. Basically, the store would hold your couch or fridge for you, until you paid it off; some stores still have this kind of system in place. But now, some lenders have started offering a similar kind of service.
The roller coaster ride that has been Arizona State University men’s basketball this season came to a halt Wednesday night when the Sun Devils fell to Syracuse in one of the NCAA Tournament’s First Four games in the beginning of March Madness.
On Wednesday at 10 a.m., high school students across the country staged walkouts to mourn the 17 shooting deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and protest lawmaker inaction at gun reform attempts.
The VA health care scandal that came to light in Phoenix several years ago is still a concern, but many observers think the agency has made huge improvements recently — with some of that being credited to Secretary David Shulkin. But now that Shulkin’s name has been attached to controversies related to overspending and European trips, his hold on the job is considered to be shaky.
Last fall, massive wildfires blazed furiously across Northern California, killing 44 people and damaging or destroying more than 21,000 homes. The inferno covered an area the size of Maryland and Delaware combined. Yet the cause of the fires is still unknown.
Facing off against the best spellers across the country is a big deal no matter where you’re from. But if you’re raised on the Navajo Nation, where learning English is part of a painful past, competing in the Scripps bee is a major accomplishment.