Speaking at the commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets that sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military are a “profound betrayal” and charged them with the responsibility to stamp out the sexual assault...
Politicians of every stripe are often popular speakers at commencement addresses throughout the nation. As graduation season winds down, check out some of the best commencement speeches made by politicians in 2013.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is rapidly losing its coral, to the point that UNESCO may soon place the natural wonder on its "in danger" list. Climate change is one culprit, but so is the country's booming extraction industry. Environmentalists warn that time is running out for the reef.
A marvel of nature, the lakes of Ounianga in the Sahara Desert have lasted thousands of years and withstood dramatic climate change. Now, a German geologist has analyzed lakebed sediments to shed light on a spectacular chapter in human history.
May to September is prime time for fun at the amusement park. From frightening news reports to personal Youtube videos, there is no shortage of amusement-ride scares. But a new study has found that it's not always the biggest and fastest rides we should fear. Smaller ones, which parents might not consider as dangerous, contribute to injuries of more than 4,000 U.S. children each year.
CLIA also will submit the Passenger Bill of Rights to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), requesting formal global recognition and applicability under the IMO's authority over the international maritime industry.
May the 25th is worldwide Geek Pride Day! In honor of the occasion, global IT staffing and recruiting service Modis has conducted a survey in geek pride, finding that it’s no longer necessary for Americans today to “sneak their geek.” Modis reports that 68 percent...
Don Thompson may be CEO, director and president of McDonald's Corp., but he still has to answer to a nine-year old girl who accuses the fast food giant of trying to "trick kids into eating food that isn't good for them."