She could have spent the summer in air-conditioned comfort in Dubai, but 21-year-old Ghazal Tavanaei chose to Ride2Freedom instead. She and other young people are...
Time Will Tell If Furling the Rebel Flag Means Deeper Change
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Across the South, Confederate symbols are toppling, teetering, or at least getting critical new looks. But is it a sign of real change in... Read more
Will the EPA’s New Carbon Rules Shut Down the Coal Industry?
Coal companies across the country are living in fear that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed rule to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired plants will... Read more
‘Confrontation With the West Is Absolutely Artificial,’ Says Russian Dissident
WASHINGTON—Former Russian oil tycoon and prominent critic of the Kremlin Mikhail Khodorkovsky looks forward to the day when Vladimir Putin and the political elite that... Read more
Story of the Comfort Cub
Meet Marcella Johnson, a San Diego mother who turns the sorrow of losing her baby into the joy of giving comfort. ‘I had thought... Read more
Democracy in Asia Enters a Pivotal Period
WASHINGTON—The struggling and fragile democracies of Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, and electoral reform in Hong Kong are at critical junctures. The decisions that are made at... Read more
Antibiotic Resistance Is Growing Among Bacteria Found in Our Food
Despite federal authorities’ attempts to curb the widespread use of antibiotics in the food industry, bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses are continuing to develop more... Read more
How Two Student Inventors Launched a Global Business From College
“It takes a village to raise a child.” The popular saying of unknown origins most commonly refers to people outside of a child’s immediate family... Read more
This Woman Was Anne Frank’s Best Friend. What She’s Doing Today Will Inspire You.
NEW YORK—For decades, Jacqueline van Maarsen told no one. She did not want people to know she was Anne Frank’s best friend. As much as... Read more
After 15 Years, This Girl’s Dream to Go to China May Finally Come True. But Why She Wants to Go Will Shock You
One of Kristine Feng’s earliest memories was the lull of the disciplined rhythm of Tang Dynasty poetry. She’d sit in her bedroom in New Jersey,... Read more
Prickly Pear or Elk Anyone? That’s What You’d Be Eating if Foursquare Users Have Anything to Do With It
When it comes to food, each state has something they crave more than anything else. New York City is considered by many as the food... Read more
If You Don’t Want to Gain Weight, Keep Your Food in the Kitchen
Researchers at Ohio State University have uncovered how we store food at home can affect our behavior. Their study involved observing the home environment, food-buying... Read more
Why Elon Musk Is a Salesman First, Engineer Second
To the general public, Elon Musk is many things; self-taught rocket scientist; intrepid entrepreneur; more recently, an overzealous, inconsiderate boss; but to those who know... Read more
Climbing Mountains, Crossing Deserts to Rescue Children In China
On June 1 a group of about 30 youth will set out from Los Angeles on a cross-country bike ride to call attention to an... Read more
Americans Love to Snack on Chocolate and Chips: What Are The Most Innovative Brands?
Out of all the candies and snacks that were launched in 2014, which were the most innovative? At the National Confectioners Association’s annual Sweets and... Read more
Use of Video Visits for Inmates Grows, Along With Concerns
RICHMOND, Texas—Four-year-old William Cole saw his father’s face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video... Read more
We Have No Idea How Much Antibiotics Are in Our Meat, but the FDA Wants to Find Out
Under a newly proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the public may finally have a better idea of how much antibiotics... Read more