Dan Morrison

Is this any way to treat a guest? An Egyptian mummy in residence at the Indian Museum has been rotting in its display case thanks to a broken air conditioning system, the Times of India reports. Temperatures in Koltaka, the sticky city formerly known as Calcutta, are forecasted to reach a high of 104 degrees...

Khagaria, India – When he thinks about polio, Dr. B.N. Singh recalls the surgeries. “It was ghastly,” Singh said of his early days as a surgical orthopedic resident practicing in the Indian state of Bihar. “Every week I was doing five to six operations for polio deformities.” This was in the late 1960s, when polio...

Khagaria, India – When he thinks about polio, Dr. B.N. Singh recalls the surgeries. “It was ghastly,” Singh said of his early days as a surgical orthopedic resident practicing in the Indian state of Bihar. “Every week I was doing five to six operations for polio deformities.” This was in the late 1960s, when polio...

  “But possibly the day will come when it will be partitioned off into so-called pleasure grounds, in which a few will take a narrow and exclusive pleasure only, — when fences shall be multiplied, and man traps and other engines invented to confine men to the public road; and walking over the surface of...

Spare a moment, and maybe a shake of the head, for Menes the #Spyduck. Menes wasn’t a spy, and neither was he a duck. Thanks to a combination of local paranoia and spotty Arabic-to-English translation, this one-year-old White Stork was unfairly painted as both and clapped into an Egyptian jail. https://twitter.com/GalalAmrG/status/373956256899141632 Days later he was...

Spare a moment, and maybe a shake of the head, for Menes the #Spyduck. Menes wasn’t a spy, and neither was he a duck. Thanks to a combination of local paranoia and spotty Arabic-to-English translation, this one-year-old White Stork was unfairly painted as both and clapped into an Egyptian jail. https://twitter.com/GalalAmrG/status/373956256899141632 Days later he was...

On Saturday, Mohamed ElBaradei — a respected diplomat, Nobel peace laureate, and liberal opposition leader — was named prime minister of Egypt, a country he’d very recently described as “a failed state.” The move came days after the Egyptian military ousted the democratically-elected government of president Mohammad Morsi amid gigantic street protests. And then, a...

I encountered my first wind turbines in the early 1980s when, on a family holiday to the Pacific coast, my father drove through the Altamont Pass Wind Farm in northern California. Four siblings and I jammed our faces against the back windows of my old man’s Econoline van for a lasting look at those diffident...

I encountered my first wind turbines in the early 1980s when, on a family holiday to the Pacific coast, my father drove through the Altamont Pass Wind Farm in northern California. Four siblings and I jammed our faces against the back windows of my old man’s Econoline van for a lasting look at those diffident...

I encountered my first wind turbines in the early 1980s when, on a family holiday to the Pacific coast, my father drove through the Altamont Pass Wind Farm in northern California. Four siblings and I jammed our faces against the back windows of my old man’s Econoline van for a lasting look at those diffident...

One afternoon a few years ago, a friend and I had ducked out of Egypt’s summer heat and into the luxury Semiramis Hotel in downtown Cairo in search of a foreign newspaper. As we reached the doorway of the cramped gift shop, an elderly man, well-dressed, a slight tremble to his hands, came ambling out...

The World Health Organization today released what it calls the first-ever global study into the prevalence of violence against women. The results are bracing. According to WHO, 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced some type of sexual violence, most of them at the hands of an intimate partner, and nearly 30 percent of women...

The World Health Organization today released what it calls the first-ever global study into the prevalence of violence against women. The results are bracing. According to WHO, 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced some type of sexual violence, most of them at the hands of an intimate partner, and nearly 30 percent of women...

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The job of saving lives wholesale, by the hundreds of thousands, is an especially complex one. Researchers dig through silos of granular data compiled from across the globe and try, using computers, experience, and intuition, to figure out why masses of people are dying and what can be done to save them....

  When the Republic of South Sudan broke away from its northern namesake in 2011 to become the world’s newest country after a lengthy and brutal civil war, southerners gained control of a vast territory rich in oil, forests, wildlife – and tribal discord. Over the last year and half of independence, South Sudan has...