Full story - December 18, 2019
China surveillance camera
China's social credit system has been described as a "dystopian nightmare straight out of 'Black Mirror'," but many citizens think it will help fight fraud and bring about a better society.
Full story - December 17, 2019
Gift wrapping
Americans spend a lot of money on gift wrapping supplies and a lot of time of carefully wrapping their gifts. Science says we probably don't need to.
Full story - December 17, 2019
Trump-Xi phase one trade deal
Is the US-China "phase one" trade deal the end of the trade war? Don't count on it.
Full story - November 29, 2019
A person carves a turkey
Are there Thanksgiving leftovers in your fridge? You don’t have to get stuck in a cycle of nuke and repeat. Take inspiration from the French, who saw leftovers as an outlet for creativity.
Full story - November 25, 2019
A woman sits on a bench in jail.
Jill McCorkel, a professor of sociology and criminology at Villanova University, details the costs and challenges of low-income families visiting relatives in prison.
Full story - November 20, 2019
A man with a mask walks in a flooded street during a period of seasonal high water
Venice is a place with a long tradition of convincing outsiders of its uniqueness. This tradition may continue to shape the way the world sees the city today — and could be what ends up helping the city survive.
Full story - November 19, 2019
Protesters in Hong Kong wearing gas masks.
Paul Monod, a professor of history at Middlebury, examines the revolution in Hong Kong and compares it to past revolutions in China and in Hungary.
Full story - November 18, 2019
The French, European Union, and British Flags.
Many US ambassadors are untrained in diplomacy who have bought their way into a prestigious post, writes Dennis Jett, professor of international affairs at Pennsylvania State University.
Full story - November 14, 2019
A protester with a bandana covering their face and wearing a helmet, cocks an arm back to throw a smoking canister of tear gas back at police.
Protests are breaking out worldwide — and they share some basic characteristics. Fed up with rising inequality, corruption and slow economic growth, angry citizens worldwide are demanding an end to corruption and the restoration of a democratic rule of law.
Full story - November 13, 2019
A map of Ukraine is projected onto a screen; a man in a uniform wearing a hat is silhouetted against it.
As the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry begin, what do the Ukrainian people think of the impeachment controversy?