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Failed States Index The top 20 most vulnerable countries in danger of collapse Most Populous Cities of the World Tokyo tops the list with a population of nearly 38 million 50 Most Populous CountriesChina ranks as #1 with a population of 1.3 billion… Read more
Top events for the nation and the world in 2015 Jennie Wood Prev Next The Immigration Crisis The Crisis Intensifies Throughout Europe in 2015 During the summer of 2015, the Balkans route replaced the Mediterranean as the most traveled path by migrants. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees projected that 3,000 people a day… Read more
Stats and facts about U.S. demographics The Fifty StatesState Maps & Flags • State Trivia • Population & Geography • Economic & Social Comparisons U.S. Population by StateState population from the year 1790, including population rank and number of people per square mile in the U.S. Top 50… Read more
Top events for the nation and the world in 2015 Jennie Wood Prev Next Campaign 2016 Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Remain Frontrunners After multiple debates, Donald Trump remained the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He led his competition in national polls by double digits as of Dec.… Read more
Top events for the nation and the world in 2015 Jennie Wood Prev Next The U.S. Women's Soccer Team U.S. Beats Japan in Women's World Cup In the 2015 Women's World Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, the U.S. routed Japan, 5-2. It was a rematch of the 2011 final, which Japan won with penalty… Read more
Top events for the nation and the world in 2015 Jennie Wood Prev Next Adele Adele's 25 Shatters Sales Records In Nov., according to Nielsen, Adele's third album, 25, sold an unprecedented 3.38 million copies during the first week of its release in the U.S. alone, shattering previous sales records.… Read more
Top events for the nation and the world Slideshows News of the Nation Photo source: AP Photo/Eric Gay Campaign 2016, San Bernardino shooting, Boston marathon trial verdict, Confederate flag controversy, the Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage, and more News of the… Read more
Find the winners of the most prestigious awards, from the Oscars to the Pulitzer Prizes Film & Television The Oscars The Emmy Awards The Golden Globes: Movies The Golden Globes: Television… Read more
Top events for the nation and the world in 2015 Jennie Wood Prev Next Scott Weiland Lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver Weiland fronted both hugely successful rock bands, Stone Temple Pilots, and Velvet Revolver. In 2012, he published a memoir, Not Dead & Not for Sale, about his career and… Read more
Failed States Index 2014The top 20 most vulnerable countries in danger of collapse Most Populous Cities of the World Shanghai tops the list with a population of nearly 18 million 50 Most Populous CountriesChina ranks as #1 with a population of 1.3 billion… Read more
Major World News Stories of 2014 —Beth Rowen Flag of ISISRelated Links 2014 Year in Review 2014 News of the NationScience News of 2014 2014 People in the News 2014 Places in the News Quiz Country Profiles The Ebola outbreak… Read more
The challenge of climate change at home and abroad Kiribati Related Links 2014 Year in Review Ebola Outbreak Enterovirus Cold Snap, Polar Vortex, and Snow Mudslide in Oso, Wash. Tainted Water: Chemical Spill in W. Virginia Space… Read more
Stats and facts about U.S. demographics The Fifty StatesState Maps & Flags • State Trivia • Population & Geography • Economic & Social Comparisons U.S. Population by StateState population from the year 1790, including population rank and number of people per square mile in the U.S. Top 50… Read more
Major National News Stories of 2014 Ferguson Protests Related Links 2014 Year in Review 2014 News of the World Science News of 2014 2014 People in the News 2014 Places in the News Quiz 2014 People in the News Quiz 2014 Pop Culture Quiz The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old teenager, and… Read more
A chemical spill in the Elk River in W. Virginia poisons drinking water for hundreds of thousands Freedom Industries storage facility on the Elk River, photo by CSB Related Links 2014 Year in Review Ebola Outbreak Enterovirus Where the Wind Bloweth: The… Read more
Philae lander touches down on comet, plus laser-guided messaging: the future of communication? Comet says "Cheese!" (photo ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, via NASA) Related Links 2014 Year in Review Ebola Outbreak Enterovirus Where the Wind Bloweth: The Challenge of… Read more
Major science news stories, from a plant-eating giant to our first close-up of a comet by Catherine McNiff NASA AIRS depiction of the polar vortex Related Links 2014 Year in Review 2014 News of the Nation 2014 News of the World 2014 Current Events Health Ebola Outbreak Thousands are struck down by the rare and… Read more
Top events for the nation and the world News and Analysis News of the NationTake a look back at the major national news stories of 2014. Stories include the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, midterm elections, bad calls by the National Football League, the VA medical scandal, net neutrality, massive General Motors recalls… Read more
Demonstrators demand that citizens have a direct say in who can run in upcoming elections by Beth Rowen Xi JinpingRelated Links China Country Profile 2013 Year in Review 2013 News of the Nation 2013 People in the News 2013… Read more
Find the winners of the most prestigious awards, from the Oscars to the Pulitzer Prizes Film & Television The Oscars The Emmy Awards The Golden Globes: Movies The Golden Globes: Television… Read more