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Science May 01Using humor to protect ‘ugly’ animals, because they can’t all be as cute as pandas
Go to any zoo that boasts having a giant panda, and you’ll see their cute faces plastered on everything from T-shirts to key chains. But imagine going to the zoo and being welcomed with a banner featuring a big ol’…
World Apr 28Can a pink rickshaw help fight sexual harassment in Pakistan?
In Lahore, Pakistan, where harassment of women is commonplace, Zar Aslam, CEO of the Environment Protection Fund, decided to do something to keep women safe.
Nation Apr 078 things you didn’t know about beer
Today is National Beer Day, and beer is doing rather well these days. Sales in all types of American beer increased last year, resulting in a total value of $101.5 billion for the industry. On top of that, a craft…
World Mar 27Unicef warns of a looming humanitarian crisis in Yemen
As Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebels enter their second day, Unicef has cautioned that a humanitarian crisis in Yemen could become reality within a year.
Science Mar 24What a 500-year-old latrine teaches us about human migration and the spread of disease
What was once a chute for both human and material waste in Jerusalem has now proven to be a store of new information about Christian migrants to the city, and the pathogens they brought with them.
World Mar 17France, Germany and Italy to join China-led bank against U.S. wishes
France, Germany and Italy said on Tuesday that they would become founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a proposed development bank spearheaded by China, despite U.S. discouragement from doing so.
World Mar 16Four years into war, Syrian Americans renew their calls against Assad, IS
On Sunday, hundreds of Syrian Americans from around the country gathered for a fourth year in front of the White House to commemorate the beginning of the revolution, and to honor the 220,000 people who have been killed since it…
World Mar 10Police in Myanmar violently crackdown on protests, arresting 100
Protests in Myanmar took a violent turn on Tuesday after police beat students, monks and reporters and detained about 100 people demonstrating against an education law that has been criticized for curtailing academic freedoms.
Nation Feb 18Alabama governor apologizes to India for alleged police assault on one of its citizens
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has apologized to India for a police officer’s handling of a 57-year Indian man who left was severely injured and partially paralyzed.
World Feb 17Chinese short film encouraging families to talk about homosexuality gets over 100 million views
A short film depicting two parents’ coming to terms with their son’s homosexuality has gone viral in China, garnering over 100 million views on QQ, a popular video streaming site in China. Once classified as a “mental illness”, homosexuality has…