When was the last time that music moved you, not just emotionally, but physically? Researcher Psyche Loui says music can give you a "skin orgasm." And there may be an evolutionary reason why we get that chill down our spine.
Russian roofers aren't afraid of heights. And they can't be. They're hobbyists who seek out tall buildings to climb, looking for the perfect picture or perhaps just peace and quiet in the middle of a busy city. While their hobby isn't legal, it is drawing more attention.
Saudi Arabia has a problem with terrorism. It's one the largest producers of jihadi fighters around the world. In order to combat that, the country has developed "rehab" centers, that seek to turn would-be jihadis away from their extremist ways.
Living in Japan, Ivan Orkin started eating ramen — lots of it. But when he moved back to New York in the 90s, he says, "I just yearned for ramen. It just became this crazy thing where I was jonesing for ramen all the time." So when he returned to Japan, he opened a ramen joint — and impressed a Japanese food critic.
About 50 years ago, Cesar Chavez started a movement for farmworker rights that brought together the Filipino and Mexican communities in California and led to vast change. A new film, one of several, brings powerful scenes and memories, especially for those who were part of the movement.
US intelligence has concluded that Russian forces are ready to invade Ukraine at any time, if ordered. President Obama called on Russia to pull its troops back from the border. Ukraine meanwhile is collecting 50 cent phone-in donations to fund its military.
The short answer: It’s complicated. Scholars and activists say that laws passed long before Barack Obama became president are behind the increases, but that he could be doing more to curb deportations.
Hassan Hakmoun grew up in the world of gnawa music and dance that came to Morocco by way of west Africa. But it was an altogether different culture that got Hakmoun to New York City, where he has lived for the past three decades. Hakmoun has tapped into his Moroccan roots for a new album, "Unity."
There was something of a diplomatic bright spot on Thursday, when representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the US agreed on steps to take to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine. But the crisis is a long way from over and one expert says there's still a great deal of danger ahead.
Investigators trying to solve the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines’ Flight 370 are hoping to locate one particular vital clue — the plane’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders, commonly referred to as “black boxes.” But airlines' continued use of the aging technology brings up questions of its own.
Russia justified its annexation of Crimea with the argument that it has a duty to protect Russians there. There are millions Russians scattered elsewhere in eastern Europe. So anxiety is rising. We look at one nation in detail, Estonia.
Every day more 250,000 lunch box deliveries are made around the Indian city of Mumbai -- and hardly any delivery goes wrong. This is all part of a century old tradition known as the Dabbawallah System. It was recently featured in the Indian film, The Lunchbox.
The rhetoric of apology in China today is nuanced and coded. Though some people seem genuinely contrite for their actions during the vigilante violence of the Cultural Revolution, they are careful not to blame the government.
This weekend, a dancer and runner who lost her foot in the Boston Marathon bombing refused to go on a national television show about the tragedy without a guarantee — she didn't want the names of the alleged bombers mentioned. PRI's The World senior producer Jeb Sharp looks at why some people need to move on, while others still want to understand what happened.