This month marks 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York City launched the modern gay rights movement. In the years since, progress towards equal protections for LGBT people has been hard-won, remarkable, and geographically uneven. Significant progress has been made in much of Western Europe and the Americas, while LGBT rights lag in most of Africa and Asia. Here's a global look at the legal environment for LGBT people across the globe.
Just how much does a neutrino weigh? KATRIN is a weighing scale built to answer that question. Unlike the scale in your home or even the ones found in a chemistry lab, KATRIN's cutting-edge electronic control system determines weight by detecting mass with exceptional precision.
In the end it wasn't even close. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a stunning victory in the UK's snap elections yesterday, taking at least 364 seats out of 650, delivering the Tories their largest majority since 1987.
Johnson read the public mood correctly. After three years of anguish and political uncertainty over the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union, he ran on a simple platform: "Get Brexit Done." In a typically raffish late-campaign move, he even drove a bulldozer through a fake wall of "deadlock." Despite lingering questions about his honesty and his character, Johnson's party gained at least 49 seats (one seat still hasn't been declared yet).
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This holiday season, how concerned should I be about smart toys and their vulnerability to hacking?
You should be concerned both, that Internet connected toys can be hacked and also that they have shoddy privacy practices. And then the voice files of your kid talking to their teddy bear will end up in the cloud, accessible to all kinds of creepy people. On the other hand, Internet connected toys are great. Kids need to learn about technology. So, tradeoffs.
David Miliband: Now that Boris Johnson has won a majority in the House of Commons, what's going to happen to Brexit?
If only Brexit could get done in 60 seconds? Because the result of the general election obviously means that Britain will leave the European Union, but it does nothing to clarify our future relations with the European Union. The Johnson victory is undoubtedly a very strong one, and he will try and interpret it as a victory for himself and for the Conservative Party and the attraction that they offer to Labour voters.
Once a widely heralded human rights champion who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for advancing democracy in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has now taken up a different cause: defending her country from accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Yesterday was the court's final day of hearings over that country's military-led crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority in 2017, which left thousands dead and forced more than 740,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. Here's what you need to know about the proceedings.