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.
Full story - July 09, 2021
Tube worms, anemones and mussels clustered near a hydrothermal vent on the Galapagos Rift.
Oceanographer Robert D. Ballard, who is best known for finding the wreck of Titanic, has written a memoir recounting his biggest discoveries and calling for more ocean exploration.
Full story - June 29, 2021
Members of BTS standing on a stage with dramatic lighting
A professor who researches BTS is building a diverse archive of media and analysis about the pop icons, the #BTSSyllabus.
Full story - June 28, 2021
A Maasai man receives a call on his mobile phone.
Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time — usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.
Full story - June 24, 2021
Looking down at a mobile clinic with 50+ patients in beds, as seen in the photo.
Global herd immunity remains out of reach because of inequitable vaccine distribution.
Full story - June 10, 2021
President Putin sits across from President Biden.
When announcing financial penalties on Russia earlier this year, Biden hinted at the prospect of further sanctions. An energy scholar explains what Biden may have meant.
Full story - June 03, 2021
On the left, a photo of Alexander Lukashenko standing and talking with Vladimir Putin. On the right, a photo of Joe Biden at a podium.
Some tension was inevitable during the June 16 US-Russia summit. But Vladimir Putin's defiant support for Belarus's rogue regime now pits him harder against the West.
Full story - May 24, 2021
Woman in blue outfit holding up her arms
Afghan women and other minorities fear losing impact in negotiations as US troops begin to pull out of the country.
Full story - May 13, 2021
Several Muslims pray facing Mecca before a rough-stone niche in the wall
The Masjid Al-Aqsa of Jerusalem is linked in the Quran to the story of the night journey of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and has deep religious meaning for Muslims across the world.