When does sharing information about Ebola simply spread fear? That's the balance health care reporters in developed countries are trying to strike as they report on the spread of the disease but acknowledge the extremely low risks outside of West Africa.
Dr. Jeff Wilson, an environmental science professor known as Professor Dumpster, is giving "the 1 percent" new meaning: He’s planning to try to live using 1 percent of the energy and water and creating 1 percent of the waste of the average American home — by living in a converted dumpster.
PRI is launching a new reporting project called SafeMode, which looks at how young people around the world are taking on the threats of the future, from cyberwar to climate change to sexual violence. So we want to know: What security issues are on your mind?
Argentina has South America's third-largest economy, but many of its financial decisions are now subject to the review of a New York court. That's because Argentina turned to American firms to borrow money, and the US legal system now gets to decide how its debts will be handled.
Soccer fans chants "Ebola, Ebola" at them; teams forfeit matches so they don't have to be near them; they're quarantined everywhere they play. That's what it's like to be on Sierra Leone's national soccer team right now.
As humanity's population has roughly doubled since 1970s, the earth has lost roughly half of its non-human animals over the past four decades. That's the sobering conclusion of a new report from the World Wildlife Fund, which pins the blame for that decline squarely on humans.
Some words, we often say, just can't be translated into another language. Michael Wood, one of the editors of the "Dictionary of Untranslatables," says that's just not true — you can translate anything. But even "untranslatable" itself is a word with many meanings.
Syrian art is being plundered by ISIS rebels and sold for profits to fund their war in Iraq and Syria. Often, that art is making its way to the US — and so far the US hasn't passed any laws to try and staunch that flow.
Kim Jong-Un has apparently been watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. After North Korea threatened yet again to bomb a huge tower lit up like a Christmas tree, South Korea finally took it down. But the timing seems fishy to observers.
For decades, people have been focused on MSG as a source of health problems and allergic reactions, based on scant but seemingly compelling evidence, No research, though, pokes giant holes in those previous studies and suggests MSG is no worse than any other food additive.
In the auto business, the battle between gasoline-powered and electric vehicles is not new. Studebaker Motors manufactured many variations of electric cars over a hundred years ago. Electrics could have been a contender, but gasoline won out. So what happened?
With every disease, physical and mental trauma go hand in hand. Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter, a Norwegian psychologist with Doctors Without Borders, helped treat the latter during her time in Ebola treatment centers in West Africa. That's where she struck up a friendship with Patrick, a 6-year-old patient.
Tens of thousands of young Central Americans crossed the US-Mexico border this year, many fleeing violence. Now they must navigate the US asylum system to try and stay here legally, but the system is being overwhelmed by the huge numbers of children.
Ebola, ISIS and Ukraine are the issues of the day for political cartoonists gathering in San Francisco for their annual conference. But for some of the international cartoonists visiting from Cuba, Pakistan, India and other places, the issue is more fundamental: Can I even get my cartoons published?
This summer, the first-ever Beringia Arctic Games brought Arctic natives from around the world to compete in far eastern Russia. But while the Russian government wants to make it an annual tourist attraction, the games may be a last gasp for Arctic cultures in the face of mining and oil booms.
Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution seems to only get bigger as the days go by. At the center of the protests, demonstrators say they're not planning on leaving any time soon, even as their demands to Beijing remain unclear.