Cultures

Black students rally at Cornell amid student beating probe

Sep 20, 2017

A black students organization at Cornell University is demanding coursework on "privilege and power" and conversion of a frat house into a cultural center following an alleged attack of a black student by a white student

Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words

Sep 19, 2017

The Scrabble-esque mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words, like BFF, delish and FOMO

In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away

Sep 15, 2017

In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away as archaeologists worry about decay

Norwegians find well-preserved Viking-era sword

Sep 14, 2017

A Norwegian archaeologist says a well-preserved, if rusty, iron sword dating to the Viking era has been found in southern Norway

Mexico quake hit hard at center of Zapotec 'muxe' culture

Sep 12, 2017

The magnitude 8.1 quake that killed 96 people across Mexico struck hardest in the heartland of Mexico's Zapotec culture

UK approves Stonehenge tunnel, diverted to ease druid dismay

Sep 12, 2017

British authorities have approved a contentious road tunnel under Stonehenge, but altered its route so it doesn't impede views of the sun during the winter solstice

US historian who spent decades in Afghanistan dies at 90

Sep 10, 2017

An American historian who spent decades in Afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country died Sunday

Obama offers accolades, advice in farewell letter to Trump

Sep 3, 2017

President Barack Obama offered his successor accolades and advice in a private letter before he left office

Cultural exchange programs fear visa cuts from Trump order

Aug 30, 2017

Officials who run popular language and cultural immersion program in Minnesota warn potential visa rule changes under Trump's 'Buy American, Hire American' order could make it harder to hire instructors

Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

Aug 24, 2017

The foggy, cool monsoon season in Oman draws thousands of visitors seeking relief from scorching summer temperatures elsewhere around the Arab world

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