Full story - May 24, 2019
Angkor Wat is shown by a pond at sunrise.
Among the 845 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a surprisingly high number are located in just a few European countries, and even more are based off European influence. This has serious implications about the cultural preservation for the history of much of the rest of the world's people.
Full story - May 27, 2019
old photo of memorial day
The holiday was Memorial Day, and this year’s commemoration on May 27 marks the 151st anniversary of its official nationwide observance. The annual commemoration was born in the former Confederate States in 1866 and adopted by the United States in 1868. It is a holiday in which the nation honors its military dead.
Full story - May 23, 2019
baby turtle heading to sea
During sea turtle nesting season, scientists collect data and assess how turtles are doing. But they know less about how plastic pollution, fishing and warming oceans are affecting turtle numbers.
Full story - May 21, 2019
morse code
Morse code works whether flashing a spotlight or blinking your eyes — or even tapping on a smartphone touchscreen.
Full story - May 17, 2019
Outside Holnicote House children’s home in the UK
This sorry tale of institutional racism represents a scandal to rival the treatment of the Windrush generation.
Full story - May 15, 2019
doner kebabs for all
While thought of as an unpretentious fast-food dish, the doner kebab is a symbol of the social, political and identity issues facing European society today.
Full story - May 15, 2019
ruins in syria
According to a new study, a small portion of a site can yield thousands of objects, adding up to millions of dollars.
Full story - May 14, 2019
trump and abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the US to confront North Korea, revitalize Japan's economy and boost his standing at home. And he knows flattery is the way to this president's heart.
Full story - May 13, 2019
chernobyl in ukraine
The initial impact of the catastrophe on nature was important, but the exclusion zone has now become a natural reserve.
Full story - May 09, 2019
A man in a military uniform stands in front of microphones
The Trump administration has declared Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to be ‘terrorists,' making them the first government agency with that designation.