When given the option, chimps prefer their food cooked — and they're willing to wait for it too. That new revelation suggests that the differences between humans and their living ape ancestors may not be so great.
Jonathan Powell played a key role in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland. In a new book, he says the lessons he learned there can be applied to terrorists conflicts around the world — including with ISIS. He says we just need to bring them to the table for negotiations.
There is a long history of seafarer slang. Many expressions like "run the gauntlet" have passed into modern English. Scouse, a dialect spoken in the port city of Liverpool, is littered with old British English seafarer terms. But as the shipping industry has become increasingly global—the crew might be from the Philippines, the captain from Greece, the ship chartered in Barbados — what's happening to the lingo of the high seas?
Thousands of Armenian youths have been protesting in the streets for the last 10 days. They're mad at a proposed hike in the cost of electricity. They accuse the Russian-owned electric company of corruption.
Early ratings show more than 20 million Americans watched the United States win the World Cup. If those numbers hold, that means America's TV audience for Sunday night's match was the nation's ever for soccer, men's or women's. The data give more ammunition to people who think FIFA should focus on the sport's female future.
Allons! We head down to the bayous to explore the language, culture, and music of French-speaking Louisiana. From one tiny town determined to keep heritage French alive to an elementary using language to bridge race and class divides. And of course a little lagniappe (something extra).
Getting enough Vitamin D is important to us living happy, health lives. And getting it can involve just spending time in the sun. But it doesn't happen the way you think — and too much of a good thing is not a good thing at all.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, countless theories were espoused. Among them, a missing college student names Sunil Tripathi was behind the bombing. Well, he wasn't. But that wasn't proven until after his name was dragged through the mud — first on social media and later by mainstream reporters.
Flash floods in the nation of Georgia have killed at least a dozen people in the country's capital, Tiblisi. For locals, it was terrifying. And not just because zoo animals started roaming the streets.
Norwegians watching news out of Charleston, South Carolina are reminded of another mass shooting, in July 2011. An Oslo newspaper columnist recalls that her colleagues were unequivocol about calling Anders Behring Breivik a terrorist, and she thinks American media should not be shy about calling the Charleston church shooting an act of terrorism.
"In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender." What happened in between?
Wanderlust or farsickness? She has it. Her tactile love of the accordion-style folding maps has been supplemented with online clicks to Google Street View and elsewhere. But are the new gadgets making her wanderlust better or worse?