Monuments and statues are falling. But what comes next?

World / Politics Jul 8, 2020

Monuments and statues are falling. But what comes next?

The dusty town of Tierra Amarilla perches in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here, five decades ago, this poor northern New Mexico community saw one of the most violent clashes in civil rights history when armed Mexican American ranchers raided a ...

Columbus statue toppled by Baltimore protesters

World Jul 5, 2020

Columbus statue toppled by Baltimore protesters

Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbor on Saturday night. Demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument near the Little Italy neighborhood, news outlets reported. Protesters mobilized by the death of George Floyd at the hands ...

U.S. Navy to bar Confederate flags from ships, aircraft and bases

World Jun 10, 2020

U.S. Navy to bar Confederate flags from ships, aircraft and bases

The U.S. Navy is working to ban the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces on Navy installations, ships and aircraft, the service said Tuesday, as the military and the country as a whole grapple with questions about racial inequality. The Navy made the move ...

Cause of hair turning white 'overnight' found

World / Science & Health Jan 23, 2020

Cause of hair turning white 'overnight' found

Marie Antoinette's hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution. The ill-fated queen embodied an extreme example of the phenomenon of stress-induced graying of the hair. The biological mechanism behind such graying had long ...