/ Mar 4, 2017

Harvard publicly acknowledges historical ties to slavery

Harvard University publicly acknowledged its deep ties to colonial-era slavery on Friday, casting a light on parts of its history that long remained in the shadows. At a conference that Harvard organized to explore the relationship between colleges and slavery, university President Drew Faust ...

Mubarak acquitted in 2011 deaths

/ Mar 3, 2017

Mubarak acquitted in 2011 deaths

Egypt’s top appeals court issued a final ruling Thursday that effectively acquits former President Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. The Court of Cassation rejected an appeal by prosecutors, allowing an acquittal verdict ...

Mold from penicillin discoverer auctioned for $14,000

Mar 2, 2017

Mold from penicillin discoverer auctioned for $14,000

How much is an old, dried-out piece of mold worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who discovered penicillin. The nearly 90-year-old swatch of mold has a rather extraordinary history: It came from the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Fleming ...

/ Feb 23, 2017

Washington Post's new slogan: 'Democracy Dies in Darkness'

A month into Donald Trump’s presidency, The Washington Post has unveiled a new slogan: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” It appeared for the first time across the top of the storied daily newspaper’s website on Friday, and will likely be added to the print version ...