World Apr 07Spain might be saying ‘adios’ to the siesta
The time-honored tradition of taking a nap, or siesta, in Spain might be going by the wayside if some politicians get their way.
World Apr 06Executions spiked in 2015, highest level in 25 years, Amnesty International report finds
A new report by Amnesty International reveals that there were at least 1,634 executions worldwide last year, the most since 1989.
World Apr 05Gorilla population decimated by decades of war in Democratic Republic of Congo
The world’s largest population of Grauer’s gorilla, also known as eastern lowland gorillas, have plummeted in the midst of a nearly two-decade civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Nation Apr 01Google’s April Fools joke completely bombed
Google’s April Fools’ Day joke was suppose to be a mic drop, but ended up as a flop.
Nation Mar 315 things you didn’t know about the cherry blossoms
As you gaze at this 360 degree video of the sun rising over the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., here are five facts about the Japanese flowers that you might not have known.
Arts Mar 22Meet El Sexto, the performance artist pushing for free speech in Cuba
El Sexto, which means “The Sixth” in Spanish, is also known as Danilo Maldonado Machado, a Cuban dissident artist and human rights activist.
Science Mar 18This February was the hottest month in recorded history
February 2016 was hot, really hot. So hot, climate scientists could not find the superlatives to describe February 2016’s record breaking temperature.
World Mar 08Cuba’s human rights record stands in the way of Kerry visit
When President Barack Obama visits Cuba later this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won’t be going before him. A human rights dialog that was tentatively planned before the president’s visit has been scrapped, according to U.S. officials.
Arts Feb 195 times Ai Weiwei’s art has called attention to the refugee crisis
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has spoken out on the refugee crisis in installations that incorporate refugees' life vests and thermal blankets.
World Feb 09Report: Genital mutilation affects at least 200 million women
At least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation, with 70 million more woman affected by the procedure than previously thought in 2014.