Powerful winds drove more than a dozen wildfires across several counties in California on Monday, burning more than 100,000 acres, destroying 1,500 homes, and reportedly killing 11 people. In Sonoma County, the sheriff’s office stated that roughly 150 people have been reported missing due to the fires. The dry conditions are expected to last for at least another week, as Californians still battle one of the most destructive wildfire episodes their state has ever experienced.
In 16th- and 17th-century Europe, physicians, butchers, and executioners alike hawked the salutary effects of Axungia hominis.
The president has been intervening in the process of producing a border wall, on behalf of a favored firm.
Regulators should think carefully about the fallout from well-intentioned new rules and avoid the mistakes of the past.
University libraries around the world are seeing precipitous declines in the use of the books on their shelves.
Jes Kast, a minister in the United Church of Christ, believes the procedure should be fully legal and accessible. Her path to that position has been complicated.
The human brain can’t contend with the vastness of online shopping.
Plagues, revolutions, massive wars, collapsed states—these are what reliably reduce economic disparities.
An ancient faith is disappearing from the lands in which it first took root. At stake is not just a religious community, but the fate of pluralism in the region.
In war, the temptation to take revenge is strong. Fighting that temptation is a commanding officer’s job.
Hiding in a forest for 27 years, a man found what the rest of us can no longer comprehend: solitude in nature.