For all its brutality, ISIS is often praised for its social media savvy and a passion among its members akin to that of a very famous Silicon Valley startup, says one Muslim social media entrepreneur. The way to defeat the group’s extremism is by fighting intellectual fire with fire, he says.
A photographer and a Turkish set designer started building domestic scenes on the street of New York. What started out as an art project has become a commentary on our disposable culture and how public space is valued.
In the world of science, there are the experts and the "experts." The "experts" are in the pockets of corporations and special interest groups — and their primary goal is to sow doubt in the minds of the public.
With oil prices down and the world's supply eventually running out, Saudi Arabia is looking to the future by constructing a massive new city from scratch along the Red Sea. The kingdom hopes it will provide a new source of income and trade, but it's not without its own problems.
An expedition has returned from the jungles of Honduras with news of the discovery of a lost city from a mysterious culture. Could it be the "Lost City of the Monkey God," a centuries-old Honduran legend?
Soccer has long been king in Haiti. But over the last few years, a new sport has taken hold: basketball. Now, there's an ambitious push, led by an unlikely cast of characters, to build a Haitian national team that can compete on the Olympic stage.
Holi is a Hindu festival in northern India that celebrates the coming of spring on the lunar calendar. Celebrants spray each other with colors. It can get pretty raucous. Indian-American writer Deepak Singh remembers Holi as a kid in Lucknow, and thinks about what it would be like to celebrate at his current home, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
It’s getting more complicated to send money to Somalia, and that's a big deal in places like Minnesota where some Somali Americans have been wiring cash home for decades. Somali immigrants say the move is cutting off a vital lifeline — and may actually harm the fight against terror.
Now that Oregon will automatically register anyone with a driver's license to vote, Pennsylvania is looking at taking the move even further. It could add as many as 2 millions Pennsylvanians to the voter rolls, and President Barack Obama also is now recommending action to increase turnout.
During the 1950s and '60s, musicians living in the swamps of Louisiana grew tired of traditional music and turned to the sounds of rock 'n' roll. A mashup of the two created a new style called swamp pop, which is still alive in southwestern Louisiana today.
If you need a leg up in your quest to lose weight and eat right, food-coaching apps are promising an old-school solution: Get experts or peers to encourage — or nag — you. But would you pay for the privilege?
Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas took to Twitter on Monday to warn Iran that any nuclear deal with the US could easily be wiped out once President Barack Obama leaves office. But did he and 46 other senators step beyond their authority?
The leaders of a new mosque in Southern California want to create a "safe space to be with their sisters" and a way to empower Muslim American women. Will all-female mosques catch on elsewhere in the United States?
Reunited, and it feels so good! After four months in quarantine, a former stray dog from Ecuador named Arthur has finally been released to go home with Mikael Lindnord, a member of a Swedish adventure racing team that rescued Arthur during a race last year.