by Jude Isabella • The drought in California has created an obsession with water, but sometimes, no water is just fine.
by Jill Neimark • The discovery of a legendary, lost shipwreck in North America has pitted treasure hunters and archaeologists against each other, raising questions about who should control sunken riches.
by Brian Payton • Awesome in theory, often messy in practice.
by Egill Bjarnason • For 70 years, Iceland has kept afloat the idea that mandatory swimming lessons save lives, but the policy doesn’t hold water.
by Sonali Prasad • After the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, aid agencies promised to rebuild Indonesia “better.” Fifteen years later, their failures are all too obvious.
by Andrew Nikiforuk and Amorina Kingdon • The history of influenza as a global disease is inextricably tied to steamships and the expansion of world trade. A war demonstrated how big a pandemic could get.
by Lina Zeldovich • As Westerners condemn live whale shows, Russia hunts and sells killer whales to Chinese amusement parks.