Divided America: Temperatures rise, US splits

Now “we see par­tisan polar­iza­tion or ide­o­log­ical polar­iza­tion,” said Matthew Nisbet, a com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. The split with sci­ence is most vis­ible and stri­dent when it comes to […]

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New antibiotic found in human noses

Kim Lewis directs the Antimi­cro­bial Dis­covery Center at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Mass­a­chu­setts. He wrote a com­men­tary about the dis­covery in Nature Micro­bi­ology. “So if you have lug­dunin in your nose, […]

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US to release information on drone strikes

Data is absolutely essen­tial to make that assess­ment,” said Max Abrahms, a pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “One of the big crit­i­cisms of the drone pro­gram is that […]

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Al-Qaida’s Syria affiliate reemerges

And while there are some areas in which Jabhat al-​​​​Nusra and the Islamic State coop­erate, such as areas around Dam­ascus and Aleppo, many say Jabhat al-Nusra’s ambi­tions should not be […]

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Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes in Yemen

Ana­lysts say Saudi Arabia’s move to inter­vene could esca­late the con­flict into a regional battle. “Iran is already helping the Houthis, and I expect Iran to ramp up sup­port for its Yemen […]

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