Full story - April 26, 2021
A hand pours liquid into a tube in a medical lab
Technology that can identify stray bits of genetic material in the environment can help scientists monitor human and animal health.
Full story - April 15, 2021
TV and movies are one way we understand people and places we’ve never had direct contact with – and maybe never will.
An Italian media scholar raised on American TV assesses Netflix's ambitious strategy to create original productions in Italy, Japan, Brazil and beyond — and distribute them globally.
Full story - April 08, 2021
Large crowds of people surround river in India
Up to 100 million people are set to attend India's Kumbh Mela that occurs every 12 years, despite fears over a COVID-19 surge.
Full story - March 31, 2021
Pele standing and flashing a victory sign, surrounded by happy French people, in Paris
Although Brazil is formally a democracy, the practice of torture is ongoing, especially for Black Brazilians. Soccer creates an illusion of fairness is which is increasingly hard to sustain.
Full story - March 26, 2021
A man holds a flag and sticks his arm out of a car window, smiling and celebrating.
Western leaders learned the hard way 25 years ago that conflict in the Balkans can become ethnic cleansing. Add Russia into the mix, and Montenegro's new problems are US and European problems, too.
Full story - March 16, 2021
Remnants of ancient Greenland tundra were preserved in soil beneath the ice sheet.
This ancient ecosystem showed that the ice sheet had melted to the ground in northern Greenland within the past million years.
Full story - March 05, 2021
The camera focuses on a woman in an audience group of women.
Afghan women interviewed about current talks between the government and the Taliban say there is no going back. Taliban fundamentalist rule in the 1990s forced women into poverty and subservience.
Full story - March 02, 2021
A group of noncitizens crossing the border at night, silhouetted against a light
Words matter, according to an immigration scholar. It is far easier to deny the humanity of an "alien" than to do so for a "noncitizen."
Full story - February 24, 2021
Navy soldiers in training unload a boat during a field training exercise.
The US Armed Forces run 14 programs in over 150 countries, providing education and training for roughly 70,000 foreign military personnel each year. What, if anything, are they learning?
Full story - February 19, 2021
A pantry cabinet with a variety of food packages
The Biden administration is trying to shore up SNAP, a mainstay of the safety net, as part of its new plans.