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How ISIS Reduced the Ancient World of Nimrud to Rubble

Video showing Isis destroying Nimrud, one of the world’s oldest antiquities, has surfaced. Fortunately, many of its objects still survive in …

Archaeology

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people, planet, and profit.<p>When we talk about the future of societies, a lot of times we mean the future of cities. By 2050, 70% of the planet is likely to be in an urban center, and these places will account for a lion’s …

Sustainability

A terrible price for freedom of speech

The tragic attack on Charlie Hebdo could have far-reaching implications<p>The maxim “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it” is often attributed to Voltaire, though there is no record that he coined it. But the sentiment exemplified the French writer’s …

Analysis: China's Xi Jinping Amasses Power in Huge Corruption Crackdown

BEIJING — Xi Jinping has quickly become China’s most powerful leader in decades — possibly since founding father Mao Zedong — propelled by a top-to-bottom corruption crackdown that’s already snared more than a quarter-of-a-million officials. The burning question is: how does China’s president and …

Myths and Mysteries Surround Chile’s Desert Drawings

A Greenpeace stunt turned the international spotlight on Peru's 1,500-year-old Nazca Lines this month, but they're not the only enigmatic (and endangered) ancient drawings in South America. Chile's Atacama Desert is also host to a set of geoglyphs that are best seen from the air.<p>Hundreds of …

South America

Morocco Eyes LNG Options For New Plant

For years, Morocco has moved to diversify an energy diet that was overly dependent on costly and unsustainable energy imports. As the largest importer of oil and gas in North Africa, Morocco has been saddled with expensive and occasionally unstable options. In recent years, the country has moved to …

“No civilization would tolerate what America has done”

Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society<p>It seems police can get away with anything: choking men who have surrendered; shooting unarmed teens; knocking pregnant women to the ground. While the issues involving race, civil rights …