The Christian Science Monitor3 min de lecture
What’s In A Name? For Flowers, Plenty.
A rose is a rose is a rose.... Sorry Gertrude Stein, but it isn’t quite as simple – or as short-winded – as that. What might be true poetically for a rose is definitely not applicable to many other plants. Most of them have at least two names. For i
The Christian Science Monitor6 min de lecture
Legal Pot: Why Minorities Say They’re Being Left Out Of The Money
Black lawmakers from New York to Georgia threaten to block marijuana legalization unless there are concessions for drug-war scarred neighborhoods.
The Christian Science Monitor4 min de lectureSociety
For Italy’s Homeless, Salvation In Selling Newspapers
A recession and punitive populist policies are exacerbating homelessness in Italy. One publication is offering purpose and income by putting homeless people to work as newspaper vendors.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min de lecturePolitics
‘Fake News’ In Russia: State Censorship Elicits An Outcry
‘Fake news’ in Russia: Protests against new state censorship moves, signed by Putin, invoke universal principles.
The Christian Science Monitor8 min de lecture
Restoring Indonesia’s Peatlands To Their Natural Soggy Glory
One-size-fits-all agriculture has robbed Indonesia’s peatlands of their moisture. Now the country is working to restore these historic swamps by embracing rather than fighting their boggy nature.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lecturePolitics
When Trump Tweets, How Should The Media Respond?
To some, Trump’s tweets are a distraction from real news. To others, they’re the president’s most direct form of communication with the world.
The Christian Science Monitor4 min de lecturePolitics
Small Donors Boost Beto And Bernie – And May Transform The Political Landscape
Mr. O’Rourke claimed an average donation of $47 to Mr. Sanders’s $27, highlighting Democrats’ increasing reliance on small-dollar contributions.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lectureTech
The Ethics Of Watching A Massacre Video
The livestreaming of the New Zealand killings only raises the bar for both social-media giants and internet users to increase their powers of discernment.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min de lecture
How To Volunteer Abroad: Five Points To Consider
These days, many people looking to volunteer want to be sure it will truly make a difference. So in this piece, a philanthropy expert shares her insights.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min de lecture
3 Million Venezuelans Have Fled. Who Will Rebuild?
Many Venezuelans – those who stay, and those who have left – have new hope that change is ahead. But a political transition is just the first step.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min de lecture
In An Age Of Authoritarianism, The World Sees Glimmers Of Hope
Globally, threats to democracy are acting in full force. But pushback against autocracy is also gaining strength and momentum. A look at some of those movements.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lecture
After A Tragedy, Why Leaders Must Be Consolers In Chief
In New Zealand and other places with recent crises, politicians who listen and grieve can bring progress.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lecture
5 Top Biographies Of March
A wide-ranging collection of biographies includes a Hollywood special effects artist, a U.S. Supreme Court justice, a sculptor, and a Soviet dissident writer.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min de lecture
Trapped In Tariffs, Lobster-gear Industry Looks For Way Out
From tariffs on lobsters to duties on the steel in lobster traps, here’s how one U.S. industry is affected by trade tension with China and Europe.
The Christian Science Monitor6 min de lectureSociety
After Christchurch, Muslims Ask: Are We Safe In The West?
The Christchurch attack has shaken Muslims around the world. It was preceded by increasingly Islamophobic rhetoric and hate crimes.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lecturePolitics
Why Rep. Adam Schiff Seems To Be Everywhere
The California congressman is a man on a mission – to use his newfound power as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to get answers on President Trump and Russia.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min de lecture
Poet W.S. Merwin Followed Where The Words Led
Once called ‘the Thoreau of our era,’ W.S. Merwin was an environmentalist who transformed concrete language into evanescent poetry that reflected on war, spirituality, and the natural and metaphysical worlds.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lecture
Building Both Trust And Safety Into Automated Travel
Recent crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets should help propel progress toward a better human-machine interface.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min de lecture
Artifacts And Tears: Afghans Confront Emotional Costs Of War
Afghanistan’s wars have inflicted a heavy cost on its people. A new center in Kabul seeks to preserve the memories of the lives lost.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min de lecture
Lonely Life In The Middle For Britain’s Newest Political Movement
Britain’s breakaway “Independent Group” has been earning an outsized share of polls. But even so, it faces a battle to become a player in Parliament.
The Christian Science Monitor7 min de lecturePolitics
AOC Is The Right’s New Villain. And In Queens, They Love Her For It.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s combative style has made the young lawmaker a lightning rod. Her constituents say someone’s finally speaking for them.
The Christian Science Monitor1 min de lecture
Readers Write: Up To Date On Central America News, Children And Play, And Real Meat
Up to date on Central America news The Jan. 11 Monitor Daily article “Why Guatemala’s 180 on corruption matters for Central America” was a very interesting article. Please keep us posted on any further developments in Central America that threaten c
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lecturePolitics
Global Newsstand: Following US-North Korea Summit Collapse, South Korea Must Play Mediator, And More
Korea JoongAng Daily / Seoul, South KoreaFollowing US-North Korea summit collapse, South Korea must play mediator “Achieving denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula will likely be a lengthy process following the breakdown in the se
The Christian Science Monitor6 min de lecture
Algeria Protests: Finding A Voice, Youth Seek More Than Token Change
Algeria protests: President Bouteflika is not seeking reelection, but the nation's youth is still demanding change. The Arab world is watching.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lecture
Top Picks: 'The Guilty,' 'Diana Ross: Her Life, Love, and Legacy,' and more
Nils Landgren has single-handedly made playing the trombone cool, the Criterion Channel is the Criterion Collection’s first native video streaming site, and more top picks.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lecture
What Are You Watching? Readers Recommend 'Parks And Recreation,' 'The Princess Bride'
I recently binged the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, which stars Amy Poehler, again on Netflix. It’s a good comedy, and Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is my spirit animal. – Garrett Holcombe, Canton, Ga. My favorite comedy film is Young Frankenstein,
The Christian Science Monitor2 min de lecture
Points Of Progress: Fair Trade Coffee Thanks To Blockchain, And More
This is more than feel-good news – it's where the world is making concrete progress. A roundup of positive stories to end your week.
The Christian Science Monitor6 min de lecture
'We Built This From Nothing': A Country's Bid For Homegrown Mental-health Care
Years of conflict have left many people in need of counseling. The country has just two permanent Central African psychologists, but that could change.
The Christian Science Monitor3 min de lecture
‘Ash Is Purest White’ Burns With Quiet, Incandescent Force
The extraordinary Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s “Ash Is Purest White” spans 17 years. There is not a moment in its 136 minutes when one does not experience the moment-to-moment passage of time, its slow sweep and quiet epiphanies. This is not the so
The Christian Science Monitor5 min de lectureSociety
America To Elite Colleges: Shape Up (but Please Let Us In).
Analyzing what’s wrong with college admissions became a pastime for Americans this week. At the heart of the discussion is a desire for fair opportunities to get ahead.
... Ou découvrez quelque chose de nouveau