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.
Full story - May 08, 2019
a tv screen shows the path of a missile fired from north korea
North Korea is a major military threat to the US and its Asian allies, but exactly how powerful are its nuclear weapons? An earth scientist explains why it's hard to answer this question.
Full story - May 06, 2019
a confederate party in brazil
The Confederate flag debate has arrived to Brazil, pitting black activists against the Brazilian descendants of soldiers who fled the South after the Civil War to a country that still had slavery.
Full story - May 06, 2019
traffic jam in chicago
Only a small share of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. Even if all of them were, it would take until 2040 to phase out the fossil fuels used to power personal travel and road-bound freight.
Full story - May 02, 2019
rhino and elephant horns destroyed in vietnam
Findings suggest that the demand for rhino horn is unlikely to fall because people's beliefs are firmly entrenched.
Full story - May 01, 2019
a woman votes in india
Explaining the equipment and the process by which hundreds of millions of ballots are collected and counted in India.
Full story - April 30, 2019
a woman take a photo of a da vinci painting
Dead five centuries, Leonardo retains a rock star's fame, well known around the world by just one name. Here, some facts about the man and his legacy.
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.