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'This Is Real Freedom of Speech': Young Cambodian Women Forge a New World Through Rap

On hot Phnom Penh afternoons, the rapper Jessica “Lisha” Srin finds her shade and solace within the darkness of recording studios. In the booth, …

9 maps and charts that explain the global refugee crisis

Donald Trump has officially closed America’s doors to some of the world’s most desperate, banning all refugees from entering the country for 90 days — and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely.<p>His timing could hardly be worse.<p>The world is currently in the midst of a refugee crisis unlike anything …

Report offers stark picture of how Africa has stagnated over the last 10 years

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) — the most comprehensive survey of its kind — celebrated its 10th anniversary on Monday with the release of a report that chronicles just how little improvement most African nations can claim in the past decade on a broad set of governance criteria.<p>The …

The Fascinating Whistled Languages of the Canary Islands, Turkey & Mexico (and What They Say About the Human Brain)

For some years now linguist Daniel Everett has challenged the orthodoxy of Noam Chomsky and other linguists who believe in an innate “universal …

Linguistics

A Brief Tour of British & Irish Accents: 14 Ways to Speak English in 84 Seconds

Americans, coming from the enormous and relatively recently settled place we do, tend to have a hard time with accents, struggling to grasp the …

A brief history of human filth

How did people deal with perspiration and other bodily odours in earlier centuries? Amanda Vickery reveals all...<p><i>This article was first published in</i> …

University of London

New Caliphate, Old Caliphate

As the jihadists of ISIS continue their brutal campaign to restore the Islamic caliphate, Conor Meleady draws parallels with the ultimately futile …

Middle East

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After voting to ban metals mining, residents in the mountainous area west of Bogota are staking t...

Join the fight against extreme poverty

You already know that Africa isn’t a country. But what else? Check out these maps and put the continent’s population, income, growth, and potential …

March 2011

Carpatho-Ukraine: The western Ukrainian region that was an independent country for less than 24 hours.

As a sign of just how serious the turmoil in Ukraine, which is now spreading throughout the country, has become, commentators are now seriously …

300,000-Year-Old Caveman 'Campfire' Found in Israel

1 / 3<p>Homo sapiens<p>Installations from the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History, a permanent …

400,000-year-old DNA is oldest human genetic material ever uncovered.

Scientists reported a new discovery on Wednesday that could offer new insights into the origins of humans. In the scientific journal Nature, …

There And Back Again: One Afghan's Journey To Find Home

In 2000, Auliya Atrafi paid thousands of dollars and risked his life to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. He spent 12 years in England getting educated and becoming a documentary filmmaker.<p>Last year, he gave up life in the West and returned home to southern Helmand province. Now, he's the …

Two Sisters, A Small Room And The World Behind A T-Shirt

<i>Part of the Planet Money T-shirt Project</i><p>This is the story of how the garment industry is transforming life in Bangladesh, and the story of two sisters who made the Planet Money T-shirt.<p>Shumi and Minu work six days a week operating sewing machines at Deluxe Fashions Ltd. in Chittagong, Bangladesh. …

Circular city maps: Archie Archambault designs minimalist city maps printed on a 19th-Century letterpress

Archie Archambault was a philosophy major who moved to Portland, Ore., in 2009 after college and found himself getting lost. For all their practical …