Samuel Maury-Holmes, 20, uses a Virtual Reality rig during a computer science showcase at Occidental College's Johnson Hall on December 06, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Many liberal arts schools, like Occidental College, are creating computer science majors with a more philosophical and ethics based approach, rather than the traditional engineering school method of being solely focused on training programmers for future employment. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Beer taps at the Fat Cat bar in New York, Dec. 7, 2017. An ongoing study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health, and funded by the alcohol industry is researching the effects of a daily drink as part of a healthy diet. (Edu Bayer/The New York Times)
Unfinished moai statues at Rano Raraku, the vast quarry on Easter Island, on Dec. 19, 2017. Archaeologists fear the rising sea levels could erase clues to one of the greatest mysteries of the island: What caused the collapse of the civilization that built the stone statues? (Josh Haner/The New York Times)
A moai statue, toppled years ago and surrounded by stones placed there by residents to protect it from tourists, is pictured on the coast of Easter Island on Dec. 16, 2017. Archaeologists fear the rising sea levels could erase clues to one of the greatest mysteries of the island: What caused the collapse of the civilization that built the stone statues? (Josh Haner/The New York Times)
Standing on a fire truck (not shown) firefighters prepare to hose down a section of the collapsed pedestrian bridge, Friday, March 16, 2018 near Florida International University in the Miami area. The new pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath massive slabs of concrete and steel, killing and injuring several people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A worker uses a saw next to a crushed car under a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge, Friday, March 16, 2018 near Florida International University in the Miami area. The new pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath massive slabs of concrete and steel, killing and injuring several people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, a helicopter is hoisted by crane from the East River onto a barge in New York after a Sunday night crash. The crash is prompting regulators to temporarily ground “doors off” flights using tight restraints that could trap people in an emergency. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the ban on Friday amid concerns such harnesses prevented passengers from escaping. Five people were killed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 17. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
Emergency personnel respond after a brand-new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at Florida International University in the greater Miami area Thursday. At least eight vehicles were crushed under massive slabs of concrete and steel, killing at least four people, authorities said. Search-and-rescue crews drilled holes into the debris and used dogs to look for survivors. They had to work carefully because part of the structure was still unsafe. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals.
The 950-ton bridge had been assembled by the side of the highway and moved into place Saturday. The span stretched almost 200 feet to connect Florida International University with the city of Sweetwater. It was expected to open to foot traffic next year. The main companies behind the $14.2 million construction project have faced questions about their past work, and one was fined in 2012 when a 90-ton section of a bridge collapsed in Virginia.
Florida International University is the second largest university in the state, with 55,000 students, most of whom live off-campus.
(Pedro Portal/Miami Herald; reporting by AP)
In this Nov. 6, 2006, file photo, pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton smiles following an interview at the University Club in Chicago. Brazelton, one of the world's most well-known pediatricians and child development experts whose influential work helped explain what makes kids tick, has died. He was 99. Brazelton died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at his Barnstable, Mass. home, said longtime friend and colleague Dr. Joshua Sparrow. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Larry Kudlow, a long-time fixture on the CNBC business news network who previously served in the Reagan administration, waits to be interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Maria Sharapova is an athlete who has been singled out in the past for her loud grunts. A new study shows there could be a method to her noise.
(Ben Solomon/The New York Times)
Stephen Hawking, physicist and author, died early Wednesday. He was 76.
(Tom Jamieson/The New York Times)
UC Berkeley student Ismael Chamu, 21, left, and his brother Edward, 20, sleep on the floor of their rented trailer, located in the driveway of a home in Hayward, California, in March. Their sisters Jocelyn, 14, and Yazmin, 17, sleep on a bed in the back.
(Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Jaynee Ruiz, left, a visual communications teacher at Tennyson High School in Hayward, Calif. talks to UC Berkeley student Ismael Chamu, 21, at the end of a meeting about the school's multimedia arts program on March 1, 2018. In background are Chamu's sisters Jocelyn, 14, left, and Yazmin, right, who both attend the school. Jocelyn was interested in entering the program. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Adelie penguins feed on shrimplike krill, which give their guano a distinctive pinkish color observable from satellites. Satellite images and a drone discovered a supercolony of about 1.5 million Adelie penguins living in the Danger Islands near Antarctica.
(Rachael Herman/Stony Brook University, Louisiana State University via The New York Times)
Military personnel in College Street Car Park in Salisbury, Sunday March 11, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place on Sunday March 4. British health authorities said Sunday that small traces of contamination have been found in a restaurant and a pub in the English city of Salisbury, after a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
In this March 8, 2018, photo, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, left, at the Capitol in Washington. Republicans on the House intelligence committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. The finding is sure to please the White House and enrage panel Democrats who have not yet seen the document. After a yearlong investigation, Conaway says the committee has finished doing witness interviews. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Authorities swarm the scene after multiple explosions in Austin, Texas, on Monday. Two package bomb blasts a few miles apart killed a teenager and wounded two women in the Texas capital less than two weeks after a similar attack left a man dead in another part of the city. Investigators said the bombings are probably connected, and they are investigating whether race was a factor because all of the victims were minorities. The blasts unfolded just as the city was swelling with visitors to the South By Southwest music festival.
The first of Monday’s attacks killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded a 40-year-old woman, both of them black. As Police Chief Brian Manley held a news conference to discuss that attack, authorities were called to the scene of another explosion that injured a 75-year-old Hispanic woman. She was taken to a hospital with potentially life-threatening wounds. On March 2, an attack killed a 39-year-old black man. All three blasts happened as the packages were opened, and officials urged the public to call police if they receive any unexpected packages.
(Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP; reporting by AP)
In this March 11, 2018, file photo, Houston guard Rob Gray, front left, grabs a rebound in front of Cincinnati forward Gary Clark (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball championship game at the American Athletic Conference tournament, in Orlando, Florida. America's gambling industry predicts $10 billion will be bet on the March Madness college basketball tournament — nearly all of it illegally or off-the-books. That's one of the reasons the American Gaming Association favors the full legalization and regulation of sports betting in the United States. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
In this June 4 2007, file photo, French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy leaves the Saint-Louis en l'Ile church in Paris. French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died at the age of 91. (AP Photo/Michael Sawyer, File)
Nathan Schwartz, research technician, picks up different types of traps with different types of bait, testing out what works to catch iguanas on Friday at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Schwartz is part of a $63,000 research project sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the South Florida Water Management District to rid the state of invasive iguanas.
(Taimy Alvarez/Sun Sentinel/TNS)
Schwartz, left, and Jenny Ketterlin, research coordinator for the University of Florida, pick up the traps. “Most of what we’re doing is blunt force trauma,” Ketterlin said, referring to the researchers hitting the reptiles’ heads against solid objects.
(Taimy Alvarez/Sun Sentinel/TNS)
The infirmary barracks at Sachsenhausen National Memorial in Oranienburg, Germany, were once used for medical experiments and now house an exhibition.
(Gordon Welters/The New York Times)
Ferdous Mominzda, center left, a refugee from Afghanistan, and his classmates tour the cells at Sachsenhausen in February. A proposition from Sawsan Chebli, a Berlin state legislator, to make concentration camp visits mandatory comes at a time when Germany is seeing the rise of two different kinds of anti-Semitism.
(Gordon Welters/The New York Times)
Thomas Lien Jr., president of Dakota Mill & Grain, at the grain elevator that his business spent $20 million on, in Rapid City, South Dakota, on March 2, 2018. Lien said he already regretted the investment to build the shuttle loader grain elevator because farmers were now interested in selling only to cooperatives. “It’s going to drive investments in rural America away,” Lien said. “We can’t compete.” (Kristina Barker/The New York Times)
Sher and Rob Safran talk about "Living & Dying: A Love Story," their documentary that covers the final week of Sher's parents' lives, in the Safrans' Kirkland, Wash., home on Dec. 12, 2017. Sher's parents, Charlie and Francie Emerick of Portland, Ore., exercised Oregon's Death with Dignity option together. (Dan DeLong /Kaiser Health News/TNS)
Mark Massara, lawyer, consultant for Surfrider, and a decades-long coastal steward, walks across the beach after surfing Martins Beach, where an access gate remains locked despite a judge's order to landowner Vinod Khosla to to open the private gate and allow public access to the beach. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Mattel, which rolled out the Frida Kahlo Barbie doll just in time for International Women's Day, says it has the legal rights to use the Kahlo image, while family members deny that. (Mattel)
Resident Tom Parkinson places flowers on a sign at the Veterans Home of California, the morning after a hostage situation in Yountville, Calif., on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman, identified as Albert Wong, a former Army rifleman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
An employee walks off the manufacturing floor at Lord Corporation, a manufacturer in Erie, Pennsylvania. Since 2008, Erie has suffered a hidden and potentially more devastating exodus: The loss of well-paid white-collar jobs. The city has shed 8 percent of its accountants, 10 percent of its computer workers, 40 percent of its engineers and 20 percent of its lawyers, according to government occupational data analyzed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act in the governor's office at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee on Friday on March 9, 2018. Scott is flanked by the victims parents Jennifer Montalto, left, Ryan Petty, second from left, Andrew Pollack,, right and his son Hunter Pollack, second from right. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
John Sulston, former director of the Sanger Center and leader of the UK effort to sequence the human genome, stands infront of a picture of a model of the DNA double helix after a 2001 press conference to announce the completion of the mapping of the human genome. John Sulston, a Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who helped decode the human genome, has died. He was 75. (AP Photo/Adam Butler, File)
Some diamonds are for people who like bling, but others are for scientists who want to know more about the Earth's interior. (Dreamstime)
Hundreds of activists in pink and purple protested President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines on Thursday. Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women’s Day, with crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi, and protesters in Spain — as many as 5.3 million of them — launching a 24-hour strike.
Spanish women were staging dozens of protests across the country against the wage gap and gender violence. “What we see in our job in social services is that the women are doing all the hard work, dealing with the customers, but in the positions of management it is always men,” said Teresa Sonsur, a 38-year-old social services agency worker, said she wanted to end workplace discrimination, in Madrid.
In Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, a throng of activists was joined by a victim of one of the acid attacks frequently perpetrated in the country by embittered men. In Kabul, Afghanistan, hundreds gathered to commemorate the occasion and urge more progress on women’s political rights, education and safety.
International Women’s Day, created over a century ago by the socialist and labor movements, traditionally has been a higher-profile occasion abroad than in the United States, where women’s rights activists have been energized over the past 14 months by huge protest marches and the emergence of the #MeToo movement. Nonetheless, the White House announced that first lady Melania Trump would present State Department courage awards to women from around the world at a March 21 ceremony.
(AP photo/Bullit Marquez; AP reporting)
Amelia Earhart and her plane in 1937, one of hundreds of such images. (Miami Herald/file photo)
In 1937, the year the pair took off on their fateful flight, aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, stand in front of their twin-engine Lockheed Electra airplane in Los Angeles. The two disappeared in the South Pacific.
(AP file photo)
Amelia Earhart with her husband, George Palmer Putnam, publisher of the Bend Bulletin from 1910-1919 and former mayor of Bend.
In an image provided by Dub Rogers, a self-portrait by Kalman Aron circa the mid-1960s. Aron, a Latvian child prodigy who survived the Holocaust by sketching for his captors and later emigrated to America, where he became a prominent portraitist, died in Santa Monica, Calif. on Feb. 24, 2018. He was 93. (Dub Rogers via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY SLUGGED OBIT-ARON BY ROBERTS FOR MARCH. 8, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --
Andrew Quebbeman, a doctoral student from Columbia University, helps survey damaged trees in the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico in January. Researchers are studying the damage wrought by Hurricane Maria to the 28,000-acre tropical rainforest to better understand how forests could be changed permanently as the world continues to warm.
(Erika P. Rodriguez/The New York Times)