Cultures

Imported guard dogs deployed as part of US wolf-sheep study

Mar 10, 2018

Federal scientists say a four-study involving nearly 120 guard dogs imported from Europe and Asia found they do well protecting sheep from wolves and better than traditional guard dogs deterring coyotes

NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

Feb 22, 2018

National Public Radio's board of directors has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive

Spain helps keep alive archaic language of Sephardic Jews

Feb 21, 2018

A language still spoken by the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain 500 years ago is getting a helping hand from the Spanish Royal Academy to keep it alive

Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see 'Black Panther'

Feb 20, 2018

As "Black Panther" sells out in U.S. theaters, educators, philanthropist, celebrities, business owners and athletes are bringing children of color to see the film which features a black superhero in a fictional, un-colonized African nation

Mexican architect's modernist home, hidden on a cul de sac

Feb 20, 2018

Hidden in a working-class neighborhood in Mexico City, the modernist home and studio of famed architect Luis Barragan draws visitors from around the world

EU advocate says Poland broke law by logging in forest

Feb 20, 2018

European Union's top advocate says that Poland has broken EU environmental law with its massive logging of trees in one of Europe's last pristine Bialowieza Forest

Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico

Feb 20, 2018

Mexican experts say the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system "is probably the most important underwater archaeological site in the world," but is threatened by pollution

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

Feb 18, 2018

Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too

Tears, exuberance as 'Black Panther' opens across Africa

Feb 17, 2018

'What will #BlackPanther make the world think of Africa now?' Tears, exuberance at premiere

Restored 'Porgy and Bess' gets key test on road to Met Opera

Feb 16, 2018

A restored edition of an enduring American opera emerges at a time when its racial and social themes are as relevant as the era in which it premiered

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