In search of libertarians
About one-in-ten Americans (11%) describe themselves as libertarian and know what the term means.
News companies make play for India’s growing digital market
A growing number of news companies are making plays for India’s growing digital market, with the Huffington Post being the latest entrant.
Cable, Twitter picked up Ferguson story at a similar clip
The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, quickly became a national news story on mainstream and social media last week. A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds that the story emerged on Twitter before cable, but the trajectory of attention quickly rose in […]
Who are the Iraqi Kurds?
While the Kurds are a crucial part of Iraq’s political makeup, they are an ethnic group, not a distinct religious sect within Islam.
Dept. of Ed. projects public schools will be ‘majority-minority’ this fall
A steady demographic change over the years has resulted in a decline in the number of whites in classrooms.
As machines take on more human work, what’s left for us?
Over the next decade or two, the spread of robotics and machine intelligence likely will affect millions of U.S. workers in jobs long thought to be relatively immune to computerization.
5 facts about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
5 facts about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which President Obama signed two years ago.
Chart of the Week: The hype cycle of emerging technologies
The Gartner Hype Cycle tracks emerging technologies from the “peak of inflated expectations” to the “trough of disillusionment” and beyond.
Birth rate for unmarried women declining for first time in decades
For the first time in decades, the non-marital birth rate in the U.S. has been declining. It’s likely that the decline occurred as a result of the economic recession of 2007-2009.
Iraqi Yazidis: Hazy population numbers and a history of persecution
The Yazidis who have been fleeing the advance of the Sunni militant group ISIS in Iraq are a religious group of uncertain numbers and a long history of persecution.