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In Germany, creative craft beer brewers face off against a medieval purity law
In 1516 the "Reinheitsgebot" mandated that beer could only contain water, barley and hops. A later tweak to the law added yeast. Orange zest and coriander? Not a chance.
K-pop’s gross double standard for women
The Korean pop music empire is now perhaps the country's biggest export, yet the product it peddles is all too often incredibly sexist.
Cartoonists from around the world are mourning Prince
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life."
I moved to Minneapolis for Prince
A remembrance of the Purple one, his historic summer in Inglewood and his legendary dance parties in Minnesota.
How Prince changed one BBC reporter's life forever
"I think that’s a question we can all ask ourselves. What would Prince do?”
Pop icon Prince dead at 57
Pop icon Prince — one of the most influential but elusive figures in music — died suddenly at his compound in Minnesota on Thursday, a representative said. He was 57.
A new video game takes you on board the sinking Titanic — in real time
"Titanic: Honor and Glory" takes you on board an exact 3-D model of the sinking ship.
Where did the Etruscans come from? The linguistic and genetic clues are piling up
For hundreds of years, scholars have been debating the origin of the Etruscans.
Utada Hikaru upended the Japanese music scene like no one before — or since
Utada Hikaru was the first Japanese musician to do it all: sing, write and be a pop star. She quickly became one of the country's most successful musicians.
History sleuths track down Leonardo da Vinci's living relatives
Italian researchers have found some 35 indirect descendants of the Renaissance genius, including a star on Italy's contemporary art scene.
Why a Tibetan couple’s wedding photos captivated the world
The series of beautiful pictures that turned half a billion heads.
Now you can watch the Hitler comedy that has Germans laughing out loud
The movie's director says it's OK for Germans to laugh at Hitler now. They just have to laugh at the right thing.
Three awesome African street artists you should know about
These graffiti artists are working to get the continent's street-art community more visibility.
A new generation of video games plays on quieter emotions
Video games aren't all first-person shooters targeted at adolescent boys. They're becoming increasingly complex, story-driven narratives.
Nigerians are writing steamy romance novels to escape religious violence
Nigeria's romance novels, known as "littattafan soyayya," shift between morality tales and pulp romance. They help a lot of people escape the stress of life in the country's north.
Here's what happens when women are punished for having abortions
Donald Trump said women should be punished for getting abortions. In El Salvador, they are.
Why the mixed feelings about Assad's recapture of Palmyra from the Islamic State
Some experts are glad the archaeological gems are free from ISIS's grip, but they're afraid of what the Syrian regime will do with this victory.
The failed socialist utopian dream that helped make Dallas a major city
The efforts of a French socialist helped make the Texas metropolis what it is today.
By the numbers: The terror attacks we paid attention to
There's the amount of media coverage an attack gets. Then there's the number of readers who actually search for it.
Rap duo Krudas Cubensi gives queer Afro-Cubans a voice
In a traditionally patriarchal society, a radical hip-hop duo is trying to advance queer rights.
The global rent-a-womb industry is starting to crumble
Developing nations are getting tired of renting women's bodies to Westerners.
The next visitors to blow Cubans’ minds: The Rolling Stones
‘It’s going to be an explosion, emotionally.’
Why India’s minister of women thinks we need to accept marital rape
'The concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context.'
Carbon emissions highest in 66 million years, since dinosaur age
Scientists are worried that means fundamental changes in marine life are on their way.
Surfing the wave that goes on for hundreds of miles
It's a super long river wave — but watch out for the piranhas, snakes and other jungle creatures.
Ukraine topples its biggest remaining Lenin statue
It took two days and a giant crane, but Ukraine on Thursday finally managed to lift its biggest remaining statue of Soviet founder Lenin off its pedestal and consign it to the dust
If these Syrian kids’ drawings don’t move you, what will?
This conflict has starved millions of young minds, and that must stop now.
What if everyone had extremely long nose hairs?
A new WildAid video wants us to consider that question alongside China's air pollution problem.
Women's Day has its roots in socialism. Maybe it's time to go back to them
More than 100 years after the first International Women's Day, one thing hasn't changed: The world has a long way to go.
Vegan cheese is coming to a store near you
People who dropped dairy started missing 'funky, smelly, stinky cheeses,' so they made some out of nuts.
'Unfair and lovely': South Asian women dare to be dark
After years of artificially whitening their skin, more and more women are embracing their natural shades.