Except for Hawaii, most of Arizona and U.S. overseas territories, the United States and about 70 countries worldwide have Daylight Saving Time — sometimes known as “Summer Time” abroad. Not everyone is a fan of Daylight Saving Time. Whether or not Daylight Saving Time actually saves energy is up for debate. Other concerns include sleep deprivation and associated risks, like car accidents and workplace injuries.
Many of you may have noticed that your credit card has had a bit of a makeover recently. That’s because the United States is finally getting chip cards for increased credit card security.
As long as there’s been free trade, people have been divided on the issue, and not always along party lines. But during this election season, two candidates who don’t see eye to eye on most issues in fact have similar positions on trade — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
Donald Trump may be the Republican frontrunner, but it isn’t clear yet whether he’ll be able to lock up the nomination before the Republican National Convention this July.
As the battle between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination heated up, there’s been a word that’s been thrown about a lot — superdelegates.
The Supreme Court of the United States — one of the three branches of the U.S. government and the legal backbone of our system of checks and balances —has a vacant seat, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016 at the age of 79.
Every February, Black History Month, or National African-American History Month, is observed in the U.S. to celebrate and honor the contributions and impact of black Americans throughout the nation’s history.
Before the race to the White House can become one-on-one for the 2016 general election, the parties need to formally select their nominees. The man or woman with the most delegates becomes the nominee. Caucuses are local meetings of registered party members during which they vote as well as discuss business.
For almost two years, there has been a water crisis in Flint, Mich. The problem has been gaining more and more attention over the past few months, and on Jan. 16, President Obama declared a state of emergency for the city.
It’s 2016, and you know what that means. The election is kicking it into high gear. But before we choose the 45th president of the United States, there are a few stops along the road to the White House.
By Kaye Foley Terrorists in the modern age have a tool in their arsenal that allows them to operate under the radar: technology. Think of Egyptians and cryptography or Julius Caesar and the Caesar cipher.
Not everyone can easily digest it, especially people with celiac disease, wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to damage the small intestine when gluten is eaten. A wheat allergy, although rare, affects a person in a similar fashion to many allergies, causing sneezing, itching and hives. Others in the scientific community say that gluten is bad for our overall health and that it should be avoided, even if there’s been no confirmation of gluten intolerance or sensitivity.
By Kaye Foley Although plane crashes are statistically rare, when one does happen, it’s the black box that is key to figuring out what went wrong. A black box is an electronic device stored in the tail of the plane that records flight information. Airplanes have two of them: the CVR , or cockpit voice recorder, and the FDR, or flight data recorder.
Rep. Paul Ryan is running to be Rep. John Boehner’s replacement as speaker of the House. The House GOP is meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to make their nominee selection official, and the full House votes the next day.
Urbanization — the expansion of cities — is on the rise. People across the globe are heading into urban areas looking for work, education and health care. Others arrive, fleeing wars and natural disasters. Without the proper planning, the rapid increase in urban areas, especially in developing countries where most growth is happening, can lead to some big problems.
By Kaye Foley Today 3D printing is opening up a whole new world of printed potential, from prosthetic limbs, organs and blood cells to plane parts, jewelry, clothing and even medicine. Welcome to the brave new world of 3D printing — the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file, allowing us to go above and beyond what can be done with traditional manufacturing. The process of 3D printing has roots back in the 1980s. Chuck Hall, an engineer, patented “stereolithography,” which uses ultraviolet lasers to solidify layers of a photoreactive resin.
By Kaye Foley For the past year, the Federal Reserve and Chair Janet Yellen have been hinting that an increase in interest rates could be coming soon. Six and a half years ago, the Federal Reserve lowered the rates to nearly zero when the U.S. economy hit a recession and needed a boost. The Fed has decided against raising interest rates for now, which would have been the first increase in nine years. “Most participants continue to expect that economic conditions will make it appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate later this year,” Chair Yellen said.
The current migrant crisis — the worst since World War II — has captured headlines with stories of the struggles, desperation and tragic casualties. About 4 million of them have left the country, looking to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and now countries in Europe for shelter. More than 340,000 migrants have arrived at the borders of European Union nations so far this year. The journey to Europe is extremely difficult, costly and dangerous.
Fun fact: Rosé is actually not made by mixing white and red wine, as some believe. The historic French region of Provence is believed to be the birthplace of the rosy drink, over 2,000 years ago. Unlike a fine red wine, rosé is generally best in its first year or two after bottling and comes at refreshingly reasonable prices.
“Enfranchising 16-year-olds would be good for them and good for our democracy.”
“At 16, most kids have little awareness of politics, civics, or American history.”
“Voting is habit forming...which underscores the importance of having as stable an environment as possible for the youngest voters.”
“Keeping the voting age at 18 is not a slap at 16-year-olds. It is recognition that an informed electorate is the best kind.”
“When young people’s participation lags badly, issues important to them receive short shrift in the public discourse.”