Full story - September 17, 2018
boats rescue pets from a flood
Researchers have found that social networks, especially connections to those beyond immediate family, influence decisions to leave or stay in place before disasters.
Full story - September 13, 2018
It's impossible for the National Hurricane Center to manipulate hurricane forecasts in a political manner, given that all the raw information is accessible to anyone today with an internet connection.
Full story - September 13, 2018
a boy scouts of america uniform
The Russians are not just aiming to influence political activities in the US. Rather, it’s extremely likely that they will soon target American civic society.
Full story - September 16, 2018
a vendor at a poultry market in India
India has a reputation as a vegetarian nation, and Indians certainly consume far less meat than the global average. But the view of India as a predominantly vegetarian nation may not be quite accurate.
Full story - September 12, 2018
children in a classroom in Russia
The Russian government has now adopted new amendments to an education bill that will make minority languages lessons in ethnic republics optional, and which limit their teaching to a maximum of two hours a week.
Full story - September 15, 2018
passports from several countries
When and how did governments get the power to limit people’s movements? And how did passports come to play such a crucial role?
Full story - September 11, 2018
flooded streets in houston after hurricane harvey
Many people will likely decide to stay put despite evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Florence. And if history is any guide, they may not be fully thinking through the problems they’ll face in the aftermath.
Full story - September 10, 2018
A woman rides on the back of a motorbike, part of the GrabBike ride-hailing service, on a busy street in central Jakarta, Indonesia
In an attempt to secure their market, conventional taxis enforce “red zones” — areas where online taxi drivers are barred from picking up passengers. This makes it difficult of people with disabilities to access transportation options
Full story - September 07, 2018
a factory making citronella candles
As humanity experiences relentless pressures from disease-carrying mosquitoes in many parts of the world, there is an urgent need for new tools to use against those beasts — because they keep getting scarier.
Full story - September 06, 2018
Sometimes sinkholes are a purely natural phenomenon, but they may also be associated with previous industrial activities, most commonly mining.