Max J. Rosenthal
Max is PRI's Digital Editor. He was formerly a reporter for The Huffington Post in Beirut and Cairo and the Associated Press in Jerusalem.
We hear about dog meat in restaurants in China and Vietnam, but we don't often hear about people eating cat meat. But Vietnamese officials are trying to clamp down on that country's burgeoning market for cat meat. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Lifestyle & Belief
Pope Francis has already called attention to poverty and inequality, and he's now calling Catholics to pay more notice to the environment. In doing so, he could change not only policy but the way that people view sin and responsibility.
Science, Tech & Environment
In Australia, a two-year-old carbon tax is no more. In the United Kingdom, long-missing beavers have returned to the wild after centuries — but environmental officials want them gone.
Health & Medicine
It may seem ghoulish — pumping people full of cold saltwater to chill them down when they receive severe injuries — but the technique has had stunning success in animal trials and is now moving into its first human tests. The aim is to buy time to treat wounds.
Conflict & Justice
With the start of ground operations in Gaza, Israel has now sent troops into the territory for the third time in six years. So what's different about this latest round of fighting?