Despite a century and a half of effort, people in Amsterdam still treat the canals like a giant trash can. Most of the trash is bikes. Thankfully, the city has a team of bike fishermen. What they use to fish the bikes out is, well, just incredible.
How does France talk about race? And how is this different from American conversations about race relations? Arun Venugopal, a reporter from WNYC, has been researching this for the past few weeks in Paris.
Two of the founders of Black Lives Matter say one way to measure the impact of their work is the backlash against it. And they say it's nothing new for black women to be at the forefront of a powerful civil rights movement. The difference now, they say, is the visibility social media can bring to their work.
A month after a white supremacist allegedly murdered nine black church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina, the Justice Department has declined to characterize the shooting as an act of terrorism. And many are asking why?
Did you think knowing how to speak the language was a prerequisite for winning a Scrabble championship? Think again: Nigel Richards just became the World Champion of Francophone Scrabble, and he doesn't speak French.
People accused of committing a crime are often required to post bail in order to be let out of prison, long before they've ever gone to trial, let alone been convicted. In serious cases, bail can be a lot. Sometimes, however, the accused are innocent. And those high bails can serve to keep the innocent in prison.
The saola, nicknamed the Asian unicorn, has been known to Western science for only about 20 years. Its habits and way of life are still mysteries. But one thing about it is clear: It’s living on the verge of extinction.
It's Swahili. It's French. It's English. It's hip hop created by American professor Pierce Freelon on his latest trip to Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Except this time, news broke back home in the US about black churches set ablaze. Freelon soon turned his beats making lab into a masterclass on race relations.
Monday's ISIS bombing in Turkey stood out not just for its location, but because of the victims. Most of the 32 people killed were university students and activists. Hatice Ezgi Sadet, a 20-year-old from Istanbul, was among them.