When restaurants close, Americans lose much more than a meal

Restaurants have always been about more than feeding city residents. During the 1918 flu pandemic, they were kept open as sites of social solidarity.

Rebecca L. Spang, Professor of History and Director, Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP), Indiana University • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~8 min

Hunters of rare Swiss ibex stir Alps wildlife row

A Swiss region allows trophy hunters to shoot ibex, but the elusive animal remains rare in the Alps.

By Laurence Peter • bbcnews
Nov. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean

France has a pollution crisis in the Caribbean caused by toxic chlordecone sprayed on banana crops.

By Laurence Peter • bbcnews
Oct. 24, 2019 ~7 min

Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

A man who had not walked for two years was able to move all his limbs thanks to new technology.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Oct. 3, 2019 ~5 min

Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?

From Bermuda and the Azores to Ireland and France, large numbers of shoes are washing ashore.

By Hamish Mackay • bbcnews
June 19, 2019 ~8 min

Normandy sand holds relics of D-Day

Sand from a 1988 visit to Omaha Beach—site of the ferocious D-Day invasion—reveals that traces of the battle remain there long after June 6, 1944.

Marc Airhart-Texas • futurity
June 6, 2019 ~5 min

Lonely teens don’t all reach for social media

Facebook isn't always the go-to coping strategy of lonely teens, research in France shows.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
June 6, 2019 ~3 min

Prehistoric stone engraved with horses found in France

A carving believed to be about 12,000 years old has been discovered in south-western France.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 6, 2019 ~2 min

Spain alarmed by French bear's attacks on sheep

France released two brown bears in the Pyrenees - but one has now killed eight sheep in Spain.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 17, 2019 ~3 min

How Notre Dame’s survival adds to its legacy

After the fire that almost claimed Notre Dame, how will the efforts to rebuild affect the landmark's symbolic and religious significance?

Rebecca Beyer-NYU • futurity
April 22, 2019 ~2 min