How ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Survived the Pandemic
The musical’s world tour, now in Seoul, weathered a cast outbreak to become perhaps the only major show running. Can theater learn from its example?
The Drive-In Theater: Keeping Drama Alive During the Lockdown
Czech theater companies couldn’t perform onstage during the early phases of the pandemic. So they took over a parking lot.
Neuroscientists find possible physical traces of short-term memories
The brain must store memories to learn and acquire knowledge, but where do these memories go, and what do they look like? Finally, scientists have some answers.
Scientists find gene that causes Mexican cave fish to lose eyesight
Surface-dwelling varieties of the Mexican tetra, or Mexican cave fish, have eyes to see, but many varieties, living in caves where light cannot penetrate, do without eyesight.
Arctic bird turns down immune system to conserve energy in winter
To survive the Arctic's frigid temperatures, animals must use their energy efficiently. According to a new study, one Arctic bird species, the Svalbard rock ptarmigan, utilizes a previously unknown energy-saving method.
BP to be more transparent about climate efforts amid investor concerns
BP on Friday announced plans to increase disclosure on its efforts to fight climate change after requests from two groups of investors.
How Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Captures the Spirit and Style of the Original
Writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach wants to get one thing straight: Of course Ein is a corgi. A rumor went around last year that the Netflix show cast a husky as the data dog, which was later debunked. After all, when it comes to adapting Cowboy Bebop, there’s only one rule to follow.Read more...
Blackout Tuesday Is Backfiring
A seemingly well-intentioned gesture of posting black boxes for Blackout Tuesday has backfired spectacularly, unintentionally—or perhaps even purposefully, depending on who’s doing the posting—drowning out information related to the Black Lives Matter movement and its associated hashtags.Read more...
Deflation: Why the “Japanification” of the U.S. Looms Large
Japan has been struggling with deflationary pressures for 30 years. Now, signs of deflation are evident in the U.S. Here’s what characterizes a “deflationary crash.”
(Not a Typo) "Europe Has Been in a Bear Market for 20 Years"
It's hard to believe, but a key European stock index is still trading below its high from 20 years ago. That speaks volumes about Europe's social mood -- and the future of the European Union. Watch our Head of Global Research explain.
WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally
WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched i
WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes,
FROM THE FIELD: COVID-19-related ‘tragedy’ unfolding in Yemen
A “tragedy” fueled by the spread of COVID-19 which is unfolding in Yemen could affect millions of people there, an international UN-backed pledging conference is expected to hear on Tuesday.