The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says insects will be a viable solution to food scarcity. Edible insects are picking up momentum in the United States and in countries like Thailand, where the edible cricket industry is already worth $30 million.
Mikhail Allakhverdov is the man called Misha, who members of the Tsarnaev family say must have been responsible for radicalizing their sons, before they launched their attack on the Boston Marathon. But in an interview recently, he denied having anything to do with that.
The Tsarnaev family has blamed the radicalization of their son, Tamerlan, on a Muslim convert called "Misha." Journalist Christian Caryl tracked down a man he believes is Misha to his home in Rhode Island Sunday, and found him an unlikely Svengali.
A guy in San Francisco watching events unfold in Watertown, MA a week ago posted an intriguing scenario on Facebook: "What if the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had ended with a drone strike?" The post then went viral...in Pakistan.
The stigmatization of mental health illnesses in the U.S. military is but one factor in increased suicide rates among soldiers who have returned home. And though the Pentagon has said suicide prevention is a high priority, some critics say more action needs to be taken.
When you think of your house plant, it would be hard to imagine it growing legs and running away when you come with the clippers. But for a species of ocean "plants," when predators approach, they literally flee for safety.
This month, our friends at Serious Eats are kicking off a new series, in which they look at the most emblematic foods from all fifty of our United States. Ed Levine, the founder of Serious Eats, talks with us about the Northeast edition.
We speak with writer Kris Frieswick about her forthcoming article about the office of lieutenant governor in this Sunday's Boston Globe Magazine: 'Do we really need a lieutenant governor? Several states say no. Should Massachusetts be next?'
President Barack Obama will meet with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer today. The president opposes Arizona's controversial immigration law, but sentiment may be growing to support the kind of harsh anti-immigrant legislation seen in Arizona.
We speak with Phillip Martin, reporter for WGBH, about the increase in human trafficking in New England and beyond. Martin's reporting exposes where and how human trafficking crimes take place and why it is so difficult to prevent them.
Is there a more concrete dividing line between feeling rich and feeling poor in our country, and if so, what is it? In this conversation we speak with Larry Samuel, the author of Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture.
Today, we take a deeper look at Rhode Island's political landscape in the run-up to the midterm elections. We talk to Buddy Cianci, former mayor of Providence and current host of WPRO's talk radio program The Buddy Cianci Show.