The mystery of onomatopoeia around the world
It may not start a new war. But it will make it much harder to stop an old one.
“We have been living the Islamic State forwards, surprised at every turn, but we can perhaps begin to understand it…
Fifty years ago, America’s escalating war in Vietnam came under a degree of scrutiny it had long escaped. In…
An Ásatrú temple is opening in Reykjavik for the first time in a millennium.
Where humanity meets bureaucracy
The Mexican government “has maintained an unjustifiable distance” from the debate over the candidate’s immigration policy, one journalist says.
An image of a small child evokes an unfathomably huge tragedy.
On the desperation behind the migrant tragedy in Austria
A programmer distills four decades of migration into a three-minute song.
A Twitter hashtag invites Africans to say what they think of each other.
Mapping what concerns people most around the world
It wasn't in the town that his iconic last battle is named for.
The document is celebrated as the foundation for constitutional democracy. So why does it spend so much time on forests and fish traps?
For years, Guantanamo detainees couldn’t publicly tell their own stories. That’s starting to change.
Brits will soon be asked, “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?” Why that wording matters.
The military origins of wearable tech, a century before the Apple Watch
Nepalis saw disaster coming. Why wasn't more done to prepare for it?
In the 1930s, few Americans proposed with the precious stone. Then everything changed.
The Brazilian city like you've never seen it. Really.