A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: ten million reasons to vaccinate the world, Israel and the Palestinians (9:48) and musical plagiarism (15:35).
These sharp-toothed water dwellers are more than capable of stripping a carcass clean in mere moments.
A piranha or piraña, a member of family Serrasalmidae, or a member of the subfamily Serrasalminae within the tetra family, Characidae in order Characiformes, is a freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers, floodplains, lakes and reservoirs.
Periodical cicadas, identified as Brood X, are back, providing us with a once-every-17-years opportunity to witness a remarkable natural phenomenon, as these insects emerge and breed, while producing sounds as loud as a jet engine. Correspondent Chip Reid talks with entomologists about the cicadas’ cycle, and how their protein can satiate the appetites of predators (and cookie lovers).
Georgetown is a charming area with Federal-style architecture, cobblestone streets and fashion and design shops. The dining scene is defined by upmarket restaurants and waterfront seafood spots, while nightlife spans boisterous college bars, traditional taverns and intimate live music lounges. Georgetown Waterfront Park has a riverside promenade and gardens, and there’s a bike path along the C&O Canal.
We’re back in the beautiful English Countryside this week in Exploring the Cotswolds Episode Seven. We visit Chipping Norton, Broadwell, Donnington Brewery, Daylesford and the Daylesford Farm Shop, Adlestrop and Oddington.
Chipping Norton is a market town and civil parish in the Cotswold Hills in the West Oxfordshire district of Oxfordshire, England, about 12 miles south-west of Banbury and 18 miles north-west of Oxford. The 2011 Census recorded the civil parish population as 5,719. It was then estimated at 6,254 in 2019.
Broadwell is a village and civil parish in the English county of Gloucestershire. It is about 1.5 miles north of Stow-on-the-Wold, In the 2001 United Kingdom census, the parish had a population of 384. decreasing to 355 at the 2011 census.
“Sunday Morning” takes us to California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, where a Redwood forest scarred by fire shows signs of rebirth. Videographer: Derek Reich.
4 ingredients: olive oil, one tomato, one juicy bell pepper and pecorino cheese. The tomato adds acidity, the bell pepper adds sweetness and fruitiness, the olive oil makes the sauce creamy and adds a bit of bitterness, the pecorino cheese provides salt and umami flavor.
Oradea is a city in northwest Romania, split by the Crișul Repede River. It’s known for baroque and art nouveau architecture, remnants of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Secessionist buildings line central Strada Republicii. Nearby, the neoclassical State Theater dominates King Ferdinand Square. The 18th-century Bishop’s Palace, with its frescoed rooms, is now home to the Museum of the Crisana Region.
Emma Nelson, Florian Egli and Vincent McAviney dissect the weekend’s top stories. Plus: check-ins with our friends and colleagues in Helsinki, London and Merano.
Chioggia is a seaside town south of Venice, Italy. Traversed by the Corso del Popolo thoroughfare, its historic area has canals and narrow alleys. The Torre dell’Orologio S. Andrea is a Romanesque watchtower with a medieval clock. The Museum of Adriatic Zoology Giuseppe Olivi includes a display on local fishing traditions. On an island to the east are wide Sottomarina beach and Forte San Felice, a 14th-century fort.