Everything You Need to Know About the October Democratic Debate

October’s Democratic presidential primary debate is a big one, literally. Twelve candidates will appear onstage together tonight, which The New York Times reports makes the debate the largest presidential primary debate in recorded American political history. So who made the cut? The same 10 candidates from the September primary debate will appear, including front runners…

12 Innovations That Will Change Health Care and Medicine in the 2020s

Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. No one can predict the…

The South Sudanese Bishop Trying to Bring War to an End in the World’s Newest Country

South Sudan ranks just above Syria and Afghanistan as the least peaceful country in the world. Its people are being force-fed the full toxic stew of warfare: violence, child soldiers, warlords (remember Joseph Kony?), famine, displacement, statelessness. Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, who heads the Catholic church in the Tombura-Yambio diocese in the country’s southwest, is…

Israel, Opioids, Canadian Elections: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Oct. 21, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Ronen Zvulun/Reuters1. The Israeli prime minister conceded coalition talks to his rival.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, above, gave up his attempt at forming a government, clearing the way for…

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