Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…
Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill

Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason

A mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $20 bill -- but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears. Alyssa Hacker, of Coweta, Oklahoma, says she was visiting the Fort…
California sues Trump

California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other…
Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates: ‘I’m outraged with what’s going on’ in Silicon Valley

Before Melinda Gates became one of the most generous philanthropists in the world, she was one of the first female coders at Microsoft (MSFT). She says she’s dealt with sexism her entire career, starting in high school when she first decided…
Hurricane Maria

Is Hurricane Maria Worse Than Irma?

Powerful Hurricane Maria left destruction in Dominica on Tuesday, and is fast approaching Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands—both of which were already hit hard by Hurricane Irma in early September. Maria is expected to bring maximum sustained…
neutralize North Korea's nuclear threat

How to neutralize North Korea's nuclear threat without starting a world war

In the past two months, the calculus of the threat from North Korea has fundamentally changed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a missile that could reach most of America, has detonated a thermonuclear bomb…
Russian Facebook Ads

Investigation Into Russian Facebook Ads May Be a Very Big Deal

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Facebook had turned over much more information to Special Counsel Robert Mueller about Russian-backed advertisements during the 2016 election than the company had shared with Congress: The…
'crisis mode'

How America's tech giants reached 'crisis mode'

This week, ProPublica revealed that Facebook (FB) had, until recently, let advertisers target the news feeds of people who expressed interest in anti-Semitic topics like “How to burn Jews.” This was just the latest PR disaster for the…
Trump surprises 11-year-old

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn President Donald Trump looks on as 11-years-old Frank Giaccio cuts the Rose Garden grass at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2017. Frank, who wrote…