The Large Hadron Collider Is a Smash Hit

Arts, Culture & Media

After 15 years and several false starts, the Large Hadron Collider research program has finally begun.  Early this morning, 3300 feet below the Swiss-French border near Geneva, it…

A Syrian girl waves an opposition flag during an anti-government protest inside a 2nd century Roman amphitheater in the historic Syrian southern town of Bosra al-Sham, in Deraa, Syria.

US sees glimmer of hope in Syria peace talks after progress with Russia

A man sells cotton candy as he pushes his bicycle along a street in the rebel held al-Ghariyah al-Gharbiyah town, in Deraa province.

Here’s why the partial truce in Syria has astounded even the experts

Civilians stand along a street in Homs. Washington called on the Syrian government on Monday to allow aid convoys into Homs, where "people are starving", and said that all civilians must be allowed to leave the besieged area freely.

Why some residents of the besieged Syrian city of Homs are staying put

Conflict & Justice