Archaeologists unearth ‘crucial evidence for thriving Roman community’ near Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall: Archaeologists uncover ‘unknown part’ Excavators working in back garden sites across a housing estate in Benwell, in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne, came across many items and structures hailing from the Roman occupation of Britain. The team’s work has been followed by More4’s documentary, ‘The Great British Dig: History in Your […]

Latin America’s biggest port just made its largest cocaine seizure ever — the latest bust in a thriving drug-trafficking corridor

Brazil Federal Revenue service The port of Santos in southeast Brazil saw its largest cocaine bust ever on Friday. The port is a major transshipment center for the drug, and seizures there are frequent. Brazil as a whole has become a hub for both consumption and transit of the drug. Federal officials in Brazil intercepted […]

The IndieBeat: Way to the Woods shows nature thriving in a Studio Ghibli-esque post-apocalypse

Way to the Woods is a gorgeous exploration game starring two deer in a postapocalyptic landscape. Melbourne-based developer Studio Happy Bee — which is actually just Anthony Tan — has worked on it since 2015, and the game is slated for a PC launch in 2019 with console releases hopefully to come. As inspiration for […]

Toronto’s thriving AI ecosystem serves as a model for the world

GUEST: While you were looking the other way, Toronto humbly produced some of the globe’s top artificial intelligence and deep learning experts, companies, and innovations. Now is the time for the city to stand up tall and loudly proclaim what local folks already know: Toronto is at the center of AI innovation and its real-world […]

These are America’s most expensive shopping streets, where rents cost a fortune and stores are thriving

Getty/Ari Perilstein Many retailers are closing stores, but luxury still seems to be thriving. Cushman & Wakefield has crunched the numbers to find the most expensive streets shopping streets in America. These shopping areas have thrived despite the retail apocalypse.   If there’s a retail apocalypse going on, nobody told the stores on 5th Avenue. […]

Pawhuska, Oklahoma, went from a ‘ghost town’ to a thriving tourist hub thanks to ‘The Pioneer Woman’ — here’s what it’s like to visit

Ree Drummond A Food Network show is transforming a small town in Oklahoma.  In 2011, the Food Network aired the first episode of “The Pioneer Woman,” starring Ree Drummond. The show, which was based on Drummond’s popular cooking blog, quickly turned Drummond into one of the most beloved personalities on the network.   Now, a small town […]

Volkswagen feuds with thriving stablemate Skoda

BERLIN, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Volkswagen managers and unions are seeking to curb competition from lower-cost stablemate Skoda, move some of its production to Germany and make the Czech brand pay more for shared technology, company sources told Reuters. As VW struggles to cut jobs and spending at German factories and turn the page on […]

Don’t believe the headlines — traditional retailers are thriving online

GUEST: If you think the sky is falling for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, it’s understandable. There is a daily drumbeat of negative news about retailers filing for bankruptcy and closing stores, and the phrase “Retail Apocalypse” has its own Wikipedia entry. Amazon took approximately 46 percent of US ecommerce growth in 2016, according to data published […]

Where German Nationalism Is Thriving — and It's Not the Far Right

Alexander J. Motyl is a professor of political science at Rutgers University–Newark and an expert on Ukraine. The recent G-20 summit in Hamburg demonstrated two sides of modern-day Germany: the rational cosmopolitanism of Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany’s political elites, and the irrational anarchism of the country’s extreme left. Noticeably absent? The German extreme right, […]