‘It’s really difficult to live as a rock musician in Bangladesh,“ says Samir Hafiz, a guitarist in the heavy metal band Warfaze.
For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country's crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
A podcast all about nothing. From the importance of doing nothing to the ill-effects of time spent in solitary confinement and what nothing means in space.
Hundreds rally against sexual violence in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rape culture in Kenya means that women are often blamed for being victims of assault. This needs to change.
Follow our lead.
Norway's relationship with the EU is carefully managed – what lessons does it have for Britain after Brexit?
Rapper Skibkhan in the video for ‘Shob Chup,’ which condemns the culture of silence around poverty and inequality in Bangladesh.
In voicing youthful outrage over inequality and violence, Bangladeshi rappers are creating a powerful form of protest music — just as American MCs have done for 40 years.
Freedom and tolerance are Norwegian values that don’t apply equally to all.
André Kongevold / flickr
Freedom, social progress and tolerance are Norwegian values, but not everyone there gets to enjoy them equally.
The review of H1-B visas might lead to the disappearance of high-skilled Indian IT workers, whom Raj in the TV series Big Bang Theory is based on.
Trump's review on H1-B visa will directly impact high-skilled Indian workers.
A false divide between ethics and economics has diluted the immense potential power of the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund.
It’s not enough just to enroll disabled students at universities. They need particular support.
Many students with disabilities feel excluded from daily university life and the assumption is that they, not the institutions, must change.
Debates about religion trigger strong emotional feelings especially on social media.
What research says about why debates about faith get so heated online.
Einstein’s theories are still not taught in school.
Einstein's theories of relativity underpin our understanding of the universe, yet they're not taught in high school. How can we change that?
Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump’s birthday June 14, 2016.
Why American Hindus favour Donald Trump and neoliberal conservatism.
Sierra Leone has made significant progress in the fight against ebola and is grappling with economic recovery.
Although Sierra Leone is not yet officially ebola-free, there are significant improvements. Economic recovery discussions have also started. Care needs to be taken to ensure broader societal benefit.
European New Zealanders have embraced and preserved the Māori culture and language far better than European Australians.
New Zealand's relationship with its Indigenous people and knowledge of their language far exceeds Australia's.
Time to make this a relic.
How Norway introduced a quota system to increase the number of women on boards – and business benefited more broadly
Should’ve checked the weather in China.
L. Sabetelli / Wellcome
The disease didn't linger in European 'rodent reservoirs' but was instead reimported each time droughts caused a crash in Central Asian rat numbers.
Flying in formation? The Nordic countries go their own way on sex work.
The “Nordic model” of prostitution is often heralded for being particularly progressive and woman-friendly, built on a feminist definition of prostitution as a form of male violence against women. France…
The doctor will see you now.
Is it ok to use sunbeds? Do mobile phones cause brain cancer? Should I cut out carbs? Is it safe to eat genetically modified food? Is this a “normal” symptom? Chances are that you’ll turn to the web for…
Twitter users crowd in to discuss Apple’s latest product.
The world of financial trading remains something of a mystery to the average person. Every day, stocks are traded at a frenzied rate and decisions are made that have wide reaching repercussions for us…
Broken plates? Thank your nearest shale gas well.
Injecting fluids into the Earth, whether to recover natural gas or to obtain thermal energy from the planet, can cause earthquakes. New reports that look at American fracking, deep waste-water injection…