An array of leaves showing the diversity of kelp in underwater Arctic forests.
With global warming, underwater Arctic kelp forests are proliferating, and might be a potential resource.
The trade war has high costs for both the U.S and China.
An economist explains why the US and Chinese governments are most likely to dig in their heels rather than find a compromise to end the costly trade conflict.
The doner kebab, a typical “German” meal?
Jason M Ramos
While thought of as an unpretentious fast-food dish, the doner kebab is a symbol of the social, political and identity issues facing European society today.
Women and girls are at high risk of sexual exploitation in disaster situations.
Women in disaster zones are frequently targeted by sexual predators who take advantage of their vulnerability.
Thousands of lives have been saved thanks to an Indian state's effective disaster-relief planning.
Resolution of the US-China trade dispute will requite the intervention of the two countries’ leaders, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump.
The US has raised its tariffs on Chinese imports, bring the two nations to the brink of a trade war.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa cheers during the results announcement ceremony in Pretoria, South Africa.
Why do once mighty political parties sometimes collapse? Two reasons that have driven some into obscurity are corruption and conflicts within the party. The ANC suffers from both.
In some Nigerian universities, wealthy female students engage in trasnactional sex for pleasure, while those that needed financial support did it for the money.
Sunset at Madagascar’s avenue of the baobabs in Morondavo.
President Rajoelina's five-year term, starting in 2019, may be the last chance to avoid habitats and species from going extinct.
Edwards’s pheasants (
Lophura edwardsi) are a wild relative of domesticated chickens.
Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Biodiversity is in crisis. Nowhere is this more serious than among the wild species which our livestock and crops descend from.
Halima Aden, the first Muslim model to wear a hijab and burkini on the cover of the swimsuit edition of the Sports Illustrated.
Hijab-wearing model Halima Aden will be featured in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit edition. Here's why her success needs to be viewed in context of a long history of black Muslim women's fashions.
Macquarie Island. Subantarcic bedstraw was likely dispersed by sea birds who travelled across vast seas.
This small herb hadn't been seen on Macquarie Island since it was first recorded in 1983, despite several searches over the next 30 years.
Kenyan schoolgirls looking at a friend who is getting vaccinated against HPV which causes cervical cancer.
Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early.
Oromo children saved from slavery.
Supplied by author
Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
Reuters reporters Wa Lone (left) and Kyaw Soe Oo, leaving prison in Myanmar on Tuesday.
The influential military is still in a position to veto reforms, making the repeal of repressive laws difficult.
A woman walks along a street in Port-au-Prince's wealthiest district, Petionville. © Fiona de Hoog
Recognising the role of women in global child slavery is key to addressing it.
An aerial view of the damage from flood waters after tropical cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique’s Sofala province.
EPA/ Emidio Jozine
The spate of high intensity tropical cyclones making landfall in Southern Africa has been tied to very warm sea surface temperatures.
India’s new ₹2,000 note.
Shutterstock / Santhosh Varghese
Modi has had mixed successes in delivering on big promises to transform India's economy.
‘Is he here yet?’
As former director of the US Information Agency, Edward R. Murrow, once put it, presidential travel should be treated as a 'weapon' to influence popular opinion.
Malawian villages operate according to strict hierarchies. NGOs can unsettle these.
The mere presence of NGOs, no matter their size or aims, inadvertently reduced the legitimacy of local village headmen.