This week on Shortwave, we bring you the story of Syria’s refugee children. Ten million people. A population the size of London and Paris combined. That’s how many Syrians have been forced to leave their homes since 2011. Of these refugees, 2.5 million are children.
Imagine if you woke up one day and all of the working-age men and women in your town were gone. They’d disappeared practically overnight. How would that change your town’s culture, its lifestyle — your life? Continue reading
Still feeling a void after the end of Serial? Not really into the big game? Here’s a list of podcasts you can listen to in the time it takes to watch Super Bowl XLIX. Continue reading
What should we know about Adnan Syed’s appeal ahead of a decision? Continue reading
NASA’s intrepid Mars rover, Curiosity has been through a lot in the past year. It flew 354 million miles, blasted through the Mars atmosphere, deployed a supersonic parachute, unfurled a giant sky crane and touched down gently on the surface … Continue reading
Photographer John Moore is no stranger to combat. As a member of an Associated Press team in 2005, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for coverage of the war in Iraq and he’s done extended stints in … Continue reading
Want to see a mosquito heart? A starfish embryo? The crystals in crystallized soy sauce? Then behold the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, an annual contest for photomicrographs, or images taken through a microscope. The subject matter is tiny, but … Continue reading