Full story - September 15, 2021
Chilean Muslims and people from other religious communities eating a meal from bowls, outside at the weekly soup kitchen in Santiago, Chile.
Latin America has 1.7 million Muslims, who are rarely noted. Two scholars — both converts to Islam — set out to understand the small but representative Muslim community in Chile. Here is what they found.
Full story - September 02, 2021
A babbling pup produces distinct syllables, visualized in this composite image.
A researcher finds a remarkable link between how baby bats babble in monosyllables as they learn to speak in the same way that human infants do.
Full story - August 16, 2021
Women holding signs saying "save Afghan lives" and "Afghan Lives Matter" at a protest, with the White House in the background
The Taliban has given every indication women and girls will once more face violence and repression as it takes back control of Afghanistan.
Full story - August 13, 2021
Stranded people crossing the border between Pakistan Afghanistan, in Chaman, Pakistan, Aug. 13, 2021. Pakistan opened its Chaman border crossing for people who had been stranded in recent weeks. Juma Khan, the Pakistan border town's deputy commissioner, s
The Taliban have taken over the Afghan city of Herat, capping three weeks of furious fighting in which both men and women took up arms to defend their city while many residents fled gunfights and rocket attacks.
Full story - August 12, 2021
Native American students at the Carlisle Indian School, circa 1899.
Ernest Knocks Off was 18 when he arrived at the Carlisle boarding school in 1879. He was one of many young Native people who fought — in his case, to the death — to retain their language and culture.
Full story - August 03, 2021
After withdrawing from multiple events after a case of the ‘twisties,’ a vertigo-like condition that makes gymnastics exceptionally dangerous, Simone Biles returned to compete in the final event of the Tokyo Olympics, winning bronze.
Pressure to take on ever more high-pressure work and ever more responsibility is familiar to many. But saying "no" can be especially difficult for people from racial minorities.
Full story - July 27, 2021
In ancient Greece, the heart and soul of the festival was the experience shared by all who attended.
Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.
Full story - July 23, 2021
A man dressed as a superhero stands outside near a car.
In Latin America, common citizens have often donned outlandish outfits and comic book-inspired personas to lead demonstrations and promote social change.
Full story - July 12, 2021
Plastic fragments washed onto Schiavonea beach in Calabria, Italy, in a 2019 storm.
New research suggests that an effective way to locate and track large concentrations of microplastics in the ocean could be from high in the sky.
Full story - July 11, 2021
A painting for the U.S. Army’s Stars and Stripes newspaper shows a downed pilot fending off sharks with a knife.
As part of the nation's massive wartime mobilization effort, millions of Americans, for the first time, traveled abroad — where many had their first encounters with the marine predators.

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