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What Do Expats Think of America?

It’s actually not half bad! Well, except for the guns.


How Farouk al Kasim Saved Norway From Its Oil

After growing up watching the benefits of Iraqi oil elude the Iraqi people, a young executive insisted that Norway do things differently.


Europe Now Looking Over Its Shoulder at Syrian Polio Outbreak

As feared, the possibility of once rare or neglected diseases slopping out of the cauldron that is Syria is becoming more real.


Artists Report High Job Satisfaction

New research from Europe finds those in creative professions are relatively low-paid, more likely to be unemployed—and robustly satisfied with their work.


History Is Your DNA

New research finds that recent European history shows up in the genetic material of those living on the continent.


Guess What? Traditional Marriage Doesn’t Exist

Worried about the government accepting gay marriages? It only pretty recently started accepting straight ones.


The Invisible Sea Creatures Worth More Than Uranium, Silver, and Kobe Beef Combined

Baby eels: the new hot thing to exploit for financial gain.

Would Breaking Bad’s Czech Meth Scheme Work?

Two lessons for Walter White: European meth users are locavores, and there’s not that many of them anyway.

Syringe on the Ground

Letter from Spain: Inside The Maternity Ward

At Barcelona Maternity, obstetric nurses are considered the backbone of one of Spain’s most beloved institutions. Today they are weathering longer shifts and dramatic cutbacks. How austerity is about much more than money.

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Quick Studies

Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014