Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later

Is Post Katrina Gentrification Saving New Orleans Or Ruining It? In the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an influx of billions of dollars and thousands of new residents has helped revitalize portions of the city. However, for some longtime residents like local MC and activist Domonique Meyers, the Crescent City is at risk […]

‘A rabbit always has to run’: Spanish rangers fear for lives after double murder

“I just wanted to cry,” says Marsellés. Despite the cold, Ribes hadn’t had time to pull on his coat. His mid-morning snack of rice cakes lay uneaten on the dashboard of the Mitsubishi, his bag in the back. A senior officer asked Marsellés to drive the car back to base but he could not bring […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Guidance on masks is coming

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Bizarre Frogs Rafted Atop Ancient Continents

To pinpoint the events, Wake and colleagues conducted a genetic analysis of 24 species of spiny frogs from the tribe Paini. They found that the tribe arose in what is now Indochina and spread into Western China about 27 million years ago, diverging into two groups: Nanorana, now consisting primarily of high-elevation species that dwell […]

Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away

The youngest of six children, Withers was born with a stutter and had a hard time fitting in. “When you stutter, people have a tendency to disregard you,” he says. That was compounded by the unvarnished Jim Crow racism that was a way of life in his youth. “One of the first things I learned, […]

Boris Johnson will be judged on the next four weeks. That prospect should frighten him

He can point to some concrete achievements. The opening today of what is a giant field hospital in east London’s ExCeL centre, constructed within nine days, is the prime example. Those who drooled with totalitarian envy at China’s ability to throw up a hospital in Wuhan within a week were adamant that a western democracy […]

Roman holiday: how Chester became the most accessible city in Europe

It isn’t only leisure facilities that impressed the judges. Skellefteå, a coastal city in northern Sweden, was given a special mention for its commitment to improving the working environment for disabled people. “For many years, access to work has been among the top political priorities in Skellefteå,” says Alexandra Sundberg, the municipality’s accessibility coordinator. “We […]

Corona Chronicles: Bethenny Frankel’s BStrong Donates Test Kits, An Actor Reveals Diagnosis, and Other Personal Stories

How do we move forward? This is the question that seems to be quarantined in my brain. The entertainment industry is all that I know. I can’t help but wonder what will happen once this pandemic passes. When the world is given the green light to return to work and go about life again, what […]