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Stories about Science

24 June 2014

French Startup Companies Want to Make Your Home Smarter

Want a smart thermostat to control your home's heating? Or one that is hooked up to the Internet and measures your home's concentration of CO2? French start-ups are on it.

23 June 2014

Alexander Sodiqov Is Not the First Person to Be Arrested in Tajikistan for Doing His Job

The Tajik government's arrest of Alexander Sodiqov for conducting academic research in Tajikistan's troubled GBAO region echoes the arrest of a BBC journalist in the same country three years ago.

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

27 May 2014

Jamaica Blog Day: Environment or Development?

Development at the expense of the environment is a hot topic as Jamaica tries to find ways to ensure economic viability...but must it be an either/or proposition?

22 May 2014

Were Jamaican Professor's Statements Supportive of Anti-Homosexuality Laws?

Esteemed medical professor Brendan Bain was sacked from the University of the West Indies over court testimony in which he suggested that homosexuality can be a danger to public health.

29 April 2014

Spare the Rod, 10 Tips From a Peaceful Parent

The Bridge

After people applauded the discipline in a viral video of a mother hitting her child in Trinidad, our Caribbean editor felt compelled to share her thoughts on peaceful parenting.

11 April 2014

Residents Rescue Two Baby Otters in Taiwan

Two baby Eurasian otters were found on the island of Kinmen after their nest was destroyed by construction work.

7 April 2014

5 Fascinating Facts About the Leatherback Turtle

Nesting season is here. Learn a few facts about this sea turtle, which returns to the beaches of Puerto Rico each year to lay its eggs.

5 April 2014

Chasing Bangladesh's Extreme Weather

The Great Bangladesh Weather Expedition aims to study the severe weather there, including flooding, tornadoes and drought.

1 April 2014

Australians High Five International Court Decision Against Japanese Whaling

Australians celebrate the International Court of Justice decision to halt Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.

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