The World Intern
Jaimee Haddad is an intern at The World. She has spent the past four years in Doha, Qatar, after growing up in the Pacific Northwest.
Praying mantises are being recruited into vision research. That means a tiny version of the special specs you get when you watch a 3-D movie. It turns out the insects might help us design better 3-D vision tech.
In the digital age, the market for mail-order brides is alive and well, but it's moved upmarket. Now re-branded as "international romance," there's still few examples of the romance really working out.
Through a new study, researchers in Switzerland and the UK have discovered that goats are actually quite intelligent — much more than previously thought.
Julia Cooke traveled to Cuba over five years, and her new book dives into the world of young Cubans.
Frankie Knuckles, the "Godfather of House" music, passed away yesterday at age 59. DJ Rekha discussed the iconic founder of the genre and the legacy he leaves behind.
Throw a dart at the map these days, and there's a pretty good chance it will land near a pro-democracy protest. Ukraine. Venezuela. Turkey. And now Taiwan, where well-organized students are trying to stop a rushed trade agreement with China.
If you think of yourself as a global citizen, then it is about time you got over your bias toward the Gregorian calendar. Depending on the community you are in, the year might be 1393, or 5116, or something else.
When Afghanistan holds elections on April 5, young voters could make all the difference. So this year, instead of an arts festival, the government created a music competition around the elections. The requirement? You had to write songs with lyrics about voting. And what came back was often rap.
Qatar and its neighbors in the Arabian Gulf aren't getting along too well. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, recalled its ambassador recently — just one move in a series of diplomatic measures designed to get the small, but wealthy Gulf country to step in line.
Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari is now confined to a 25-mile radius from the United Nations headquarters in New York City, based on an order from the US State Department.
"Twitch plays Pokemon" was the idea of an anonymous programmer in Australia. He modified one of the original Pokemon games made for the Game Boy and launched it on the Internet. During the last few weeks, around a million players tried to control one character in the same videogame at the same time. Millions more watched and argued about the game.