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One of the main dishes at The Pork House includes a crunchy roasted pork with beans and fresh vegetables and is paired with the Brazilian national drink: caipirinha. 

Pork paradigm shift: This high-end São Paulo restaurant features pig ears and tails

In Brazil, eating pork used to have negative connotations. But A Casa do Porco, or The Pork’s House, in downtown São Paulo, has transformed pork into a gourmet food, kicking off a culinary trend throughout the country.

Pork paradigm shift: This high-end São Paulo restaurant features pig ears and tails
Yuxin Wu plays the Chinese gehu string instrument.

Chinese musician works to revive the gehu instrument

Chinese musician works to revive the gehu instrument
Paula’s garden is filled with trees and plants that he considers sacred. 

‘Art is the answer to all this’: This Brazilian artist went from fighting fires to uplifting Black portraiture

‘Art is the answer to all this’: This Brazilian artist went from fighting fires to uplifting Black portraiture
man and woman by border

What's behind the exodus of Cubans?

What's behind the exodus of Cubans?
Bullfighting is still legal in the Colombian city of Manizales, which holds a major festival on the first week of January.

Colombia’s plan to ban bullfighting sparks debate on tradition, animal rights

Colombia’s plan to ban bullfighting sparks debate on tradition, animal rights
President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet.

Biden seeks allies on migration crisis at US-Mexico border

At the North American Leaders Summit in Mexico City on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden made it clear that migration at the southern border is one of the most pressing issues.

Biden seeks allies on migration crisis at US-Mexico border
Baker David Buelens puts the baguettes into a basket at a bakery, in Versailles, west of Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. 

A bakers’ rebellion looms in France to defend baguettes

Due to soaring electricity costs, bakers in France can’t afford to turn on their ovens to bake bread. They’re demanding help from the government and threatening the unthinkable — to turn off their ovens.

A bakers’ rebellion looms in France to defend baguettes
The hydroponic tomato plants at Ráječek Farm rely on manufactured fertilizer to grow.

War in Ukraine sparks fertilizer crisis that may impact the future of global food production

Russia is the world’s largest fertilizer producer, but fewer Russian agricultural products are entering the global market due to the war in Ukraine. It’s changing how farmers and fertilizer suppliers are thinking about agriculture.

War in Ukraine sparks fertilizer crisis that may impact the future of global food production
An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the Arctic Circle, Aug, 16, 2005. A new report finds permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever before.

Critical permafrost research in Russia disrupted by war in Ukraine

Most of the world’s permafrost lies in Russia. Critical research looks at how melting permafrost contributes to global warming. But sanctions against Russia this year have disrupted field work and threatened collaborations among scientists.

Critical permafrost research in Russia disrupted by war in Ukraine
Namibia Flores was the only female boxer in Cuba for years. She has been training for almost two decades, with the dream of representing Cuba at the Olympics. 

Cuba to allow women boxers to compete after decades of restrictions

Since the time of former President Fidel Castro’s revolution, women have been banned from competitive boxing. Starting this month, though, women are now allowed to work and compete as professional boxers, ushering in a new era for the sport.

Cuba to allow women boxers to compete after decades of restrictions
An ambulance is parked outside Portcullis House, backdropped by the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben, in London, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

‘Winter of discontent’ for UK as nurses begin strike action

Across the United Kingdom this month, up to 100,000 nurses are predicted to take part in a series of strikes over pay and conditions. The British government has so far refused to budge, which nurses warn ultimately puts patients at risk.

‘Winter of discontent’ for UK as nurses begin strike action
Players from Tavriya Simferopol huddle together at a match earlier this year.

War disrupts Ukrainian soccer, but the game still goes on

Ukraine didn't qualify for this year’s World Cup, and Russia was banned from the games. But soccer goes on in both countries, amid a war that could decide the future of the sport in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

War disrupts Ukrainian soccer, but the game still goes on
View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew.

NASA’s iconic image of Earth still inspires 50 years later. Fmr astronaut Mae Jemison reflects on it.

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, who now directs the 100 Year Starship Project, talks about the power of the "big, blue marble" image of planet Earth, taken 50 years ago.

NASA’s iconic image of Earth still inspires 50 years later. Fmr astronaut Mae Jemison reflects on it.
A person walks through a parking lot at Meta headquarters in Menlo Park, California, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.

Mass Bay Area tech layoffs thrust thousands of H-1B visa holders into frantic job hunt

An unemployed H-1B visa holder has to find a new employer, or “sponsor,” within 60 days, or leave the country. Thousands of Bay Area tech and biotech workers have surged onto sites like LinkedIn, frantically looking for friendly faces, like 36-year-old Vidhi Agrawal of San Francisco.

Mass Bay Area tech layoffs thrust thousands of H-1B visa holders into frantic job hunt
Demonstrators show "stop oil in Africa" written on their hands during a protest with Stop Pipelines coalition against pipelines in East Africa.

Land issues at the heart of Uganda’s oil showdown

Residents in Uganda's oil-rich Hoima district say their land is up for grabs as an ambitious oil pipeline project plans to run more than 800 miles from the western part of the country all the way to neighboring Tanzania.

Land issues at the heart of Uganda’s oil showdown