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Recessions hurt, no matter what country you’re in or how wealthy you are. People lose their homes, their jobs and their livelihoods. But could recessions also help us? A substantial body of academic literature suggests that short-term economic...
Dechen Phodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan. Photo by James MollisonWhen photographer James Mollison set out to capture different school playgrounds across the world, he was surprised by something that in retrospect was obvious but which hadn’t occurred...
When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on April 25, it triggered a massive avalanche that covered the base camp at Mount Everest. To date, the death toll at base camp sits at 19, with dozens more injured. This is the latest incident in what...
AUSTIN, Ind. — Holli Reynolds didn’t entirely understand what the HIV virus was when the news broke earlier this year that 11 people in her tiny town had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. Neither did her classmates...
From Maypoles to May baskets, this year’s May Day inspired a different type of excitement in Istanbul, where more than 140 people have been detained after clashing with police over anti-government and labor protests on International Workers’...
Before you place an online wager on Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, you should know who’s running the site. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/04...