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Trilobites: The Strange Origin of a Manakin’s Golden Crown

Trilobites: The Strange Origin of a Manakin’s Golden Crown

From left, stuffed specimens of an opal-crowned manakin, the golden-crowned manakin hybrid, and a snow-capped manakin.
Didi Chuxing, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, Agrees to Buy Uber Rival in Brazil

Didi Chuxing, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, Agrees to Buy Uber Rival in Brazil

Engineers from Didi and 99 working inside 99’s offices in Brazil.
Uber's biggest rival just got bigger

Uber's biggest rival just got bigger

Uber's new year isn't off to a great start. One of the company's biggest competitors, China's Didi Chuxing, is buying another ride-hailing company from Brazil, 99. The deal is set to make Didi even
Didi Chuxing, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, Agrees to Buy Uber Rival in Brazil

Didi Chuxing, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, Agrees to Buy Uber Rival in Brazil

Engineers from Didi and 99 working inside 99’s offices in Brazil.
Didi Chuxing confirms it’s buying Brazilian ride-hailing startup 99

Didi Chuxing confirms it’s buying Brazilian ride-hailing startup 99

Chinese e-taxi giant Didi Chuxing has confirmed earlier reports that it’s acquiring leading Brazilian ride-hailing company 99. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal comes just weeks after
Even with SoftBank as a common investor, the battle between Uber and Didi is only getting fiercer

Even with SoftBank as a common investor, the battle between Uber and Didi is only getting fiercer

Didi Chuxing and Uber may be getting more financially entangled, but their rivalry continues to deepen. Today (Jan. 4), the Chinese ride-hailing giant announced it…
'It is a war': Brazil prison authorities warn of more violence after deadly riot

'It is a war': Brazil prison authorities warn of more violence after deadly riot

Threat of violence remains high following a New Year’s Day riot, in which nine were murdered, between rival drug gangs at the Colônia Agroindustrial prisonPrison authorities across Brazil should
Trilobites: The Strange Origin of a Manakin’s Golden Crown

Trilobites: The Strange Origin of a Manakin’s Golden Crown

From left, stuffed specimens of an opal-crowned manakin, the golden-crowned manakin hybrid, and a snow-capped manakin.
Brazil raises hopes of a retreat from new mega-dam construction

Brazil raises hopes of a retreat from new mega-dam construction

Hydropower policy to be rethought in face of environmental concerns, indigenous sensitivities and public unease, says surprise government statement After swathes of forest clearance, millions of

iPhone throttling lands Apple in hot water with Brazilian authorities

Apple is in trouble with Brazilian authorities for throttling the performance of older iPhones. A state agency dedicated to tackling consumer issues has demanded that Apple explains to customers how
Brazil seethes as man jailed for sexual abuse of teenager joins congress

Brazil seethes as man jailed for sexual abuse of teenager joins congress

Role for Nelson Nahim, sentenced for submitting 15-year-old to prostitution, is just latest political scandal: ‘Congress will always be capable of getting worse’Just when it seemed that Brazil’s
An Abandoned Water Park from Above

An Abandoned Water Park from Above

Aerial photo of an abandoned water park in Anápolis, Brazil by Lá do Alto
Brazil’s Federal Police Says it Will 'Punish' Creators of 'Fake News' Ahead of Elections

Brazil’s Federal Police Says it Will 'Punish' Creators of 'Fake News' Ahead of Elections

On Tuesday, Brazil’s Federal Police used Twitter to announce a new censorship program to “identify and punish the authors of ‘fake news’” ahead of the country’s upcoming presidential election. The

Brazil Joins France in Dangerous Pursuit to Snuff Out Fake News

Brazil has joined France in the unapologetic, state-supported pursuit of online censorship.
7 new spider species get their names from 'Game of Thrones' and other hits

7 new spider species get their names from 'Game of Thrones' and other hits

Varys from Game of Thrones. Shelob from Lord of the Rings. And, of course, Charlotte. They can all be found in caves in Pará, a state in northern Brazil. There, scientists discovered seven new
Armed raid on nuclear workers' housing raises fears over Brazil's two reactors

Armed raid on nuclear workers' housing raises fears over Brazil's two reactors

Brazil is one of three Latin American countries with nuclear power. It also suffers from violent crime. Now a heavily armed gang has brought the two togetherFears over the security of Brazil’s two
Venezuela’s Plastic Surgery Industry Thrives as Country Collapses

Venezuela’s Plastic Surgery Industry Thrives as Country Collapses

Socialist Venezuela's plastic surgery industry continues to thrive and attract tourists from nearby Brazil for cheap operations even as the country's economic and humanitarian crisis continues to
Brazil's far-right presidential contender gets soft drink named after him

Brazil's far-right presidential contender gets soft drink named after him

Drinks company names new energy drink ‘Bolsomito’ after Jair Bolsonaro ‘Trump is doing an excellent job. That is the job we want in Brazil’Brazil’s extreme rightwing presidential candidate Jair
A black and white kitchen in Sao Paolo

A black and white kitchen in Sao Paolo

A big thanks to Eunice Fernandes, an interior designer in Sao Paolo, Brazil, for sending us photos of a kitchen she deisgned for a very dear client who is an accomplished cook. She nailed it with the