Full story - April 30, 2019
a butterfly on a leaf
Alarm bells went off when several recent studies reported mass insect die-offs in different parts of the world. But reports of an 'insect apocalypse' have been greatly exaggerated.
Full story - April 29, 2019
government officials monitoring social media
Internet blackouts deprive people of impartial information and crucial connections with loved ones, without delivering improved safety or stability.
Full story - April 29, 2019
a vew of the French Pyrenees mountains
The particles traveled through the atmosphere and were blown into the once-pristine region by the wind, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience.
Full story - April 26, 2019
a smiling vladimir putin on the phone
The Mueller report reveals that some US citizens helped Russian government agents organize real-life events, aiding Russia's propaganda campaign. Don't be like them.
Full story - April 25, 2019
Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako
Japan's 86-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30 — an exceedingly rare event for this ancient monarchy. Can his son, Prince Naruhito, give Japan's royal family a modern makeover?
Full story - April 25, 2019
asylum-seekers head to the US
Reported abuses include serving moldy bread, delaying medical care and subjecting detainees to sexual harassment, sexual assault and bullying.
Full story - April 23, 2019
women line up to vote in india
India's parliamentary elections, now underway, will show how social media is affecting Indian society and government.
Full story - April 23, 2019
Demonstrators hold signs
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about including a citizenship question on the 2020 US census. Critics argue that asking about citizenship will discourage census participation, especially by Latinos.
Full story - April 22, 2019
church in sri lanka
Suicide bombers struck Sri Lanka's churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killings and injuring hundreds of people. Seven percent of Sri Lanka's population is Christian — most of them Roman Catholics.
Full story - April 17, 2019
child protesting in nicaragua
A massive protest movement exploded across Nicaragua in April 2018, threatening to topple the country's authoritarian regime. What happened to Central America's "tropical spring?"