Spread by mosquitoes.
Could this relatively unknown virus become a household name in the Americas in the year to come?
The Penny Bank by George Harvey (1806-1876).
Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation
How today's policy around savings and pensions has worrying echoes of failed 19th century approaches.
Klansmen in Birth of a Nation.
100 years ago, America's infamous racist group staged a near-takeover of the nation's film and media industries. Here's how they did it.
Charting a different course.
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
Moonshot. Enough reward points to take a longer trip?
It's a collosal business. But who gets the most out of 'rewards'? And what if we all used ours at once?
Standing up for the little guy.
The irascible, unassuming junior senator from Vermont is riding high – and the effect could echo for years to come.
Politicians hate secrecy when in opposition but grow to love it when in power.
Will your personal details get caught in the surveillance trawl net?
Legislation proposed in both the US and the UK suggest an aggressive path toward entrenching surveillance powers at the cost of citizens’ privacy.
Gallows legacy. Albert Pierrepoint and the nature of the executioner.
50 years after the UK first experimented with removing the death penalty for murder, one name has become our bridge to the hangman's noose.
A petrochemical complex on Iran’s Persian Gulf coast.
The merest hint of a successful deal over Iran’s nuclear programme is enough to get people excited. And as the country emerges from economic isolation, nowhere is the enthusiasm more keenly felt than in…
Russia has different goals in Syria than the US and its allies. As ISIS weakens, that will become more apparent.
Back in 1965, bodies of victims of the anti-communist massacre floated along the Brantas River in Kediri East Java.
Wibowo Djatmiko/Wikimedia Commons
In a watershed moment for Indonesia's history, the deadly 1965 anti-communist purge transformed Indonesia from an independent Asian nation in the midst of Cold War into a pro-Western country.
Classic VW ad from 1962.
The scandal around the German car maker is all the more galling for a company that created arguably the best advertising in history.
Obama owes these three a thank you note.
As President Obama writes his thank you notes to Democrats in Congress who helped him pass the accord, he better not forget about his European partners.
Reports suggest President Xi will meet with US tech leaders this week. Will that overshadow his meeting with President Obama?
While the timing of the planned forum is not ideal, it continues a long tradition of Chinese leaders engaging with US tech leaders and may prove beneficial to overall relations.
Bridging the gap. How to keep up with Dublin.
Dublin has managed to keep the money rolling in while others struggle, so what are the lessons to learn for its neighbours and rivals?
Sugar and spice and all things pumpkin.
Fall by Shutterstock
It was a humid, sticky 32°C when I made a quick trip to the grocery store in shorts and a tank top earlier this week. Despite the heat, however, the store clearly wanted me to think it was the fall season…
Hamilton is shown whispering into Ben Franklin’s ear in Howard Chandler Christy’s depiction of the signing of the Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton and the policies he pursued as America's first treasury secretary set the US on a course of national unity. That’s just what Europe needs today.
Did we miss him?
The statute of limitations is expiring on some of the charges against the Wikileaks founder – but not all of them.
Virgin territory. Sunrise over the Arctic resources battleground.
NOAA Photo Library
The economic viability of extracting oil from the frozen north might be doubtful, but the geopolitical significance could be massive.