Europe http://www.kunc.org en The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe's Games Neglect The Clock http://www.kunc.org/post/time-our-sports-lives-how-europes-games-neglect-clock Why is it that Europeans don't pay as much attention to time in sports as we do?<p>You American novices to soccer, who climbed on the World Cup bandwagon this summer –– you must have been completely baffled by how soccer has a thing called "stoppage time." That means that the game goes on after regulation time is up for an undisclosed period that only the referee knows. <br /> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Frank Deford 58470 at http://www.kunc.org The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe's Games Neglect The Clock Move Over, Kate Middleton, For Spain's 'Middle-Class Queen' http://www.kunc.org/post/move-over-kate-middleton-spains-middle-class-queen Europe's newest queen-to-be is a former CNN anchor and a divorcée who will be the first commoner ever to grace the Spanish throne.<p>All of this sent shudders through conservatives in this Catholic monarchy 10 years ago, when Letizia Ortiz married Spain's crown prince. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:09:00 +0000 57916 at http://www.kunc.org Move Over, Kate Middleton, For Spain's 'Middle-Class Queen' Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/ubers-rapid-growth-pits-innovation-against-existing-laws To see the speed of technological innovation, look no further than a street corner. Hailing a cab from the street is less common in cities with Uber, a service that lets you request a ride with the simple tap of a mobile phone app.<p>The 5-year-old company — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/06/319527353/uber-car-service-company-is-now-valued-at-17-billion">now valued at $17 billion</a> — is growing so fast that it's operating in 128 cities globally, on every continent except Antarctica. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Elise Hu 57670 at http://www.kunc.org Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy? http://www.kunc.org/post/putins-chess-moves-ukraine-brilliant-tactics-bad-strategy The game of chess is a national pastime in Russia. And you might say that Vladimir Putin is playing a high-stakes game of geopolitical chess when it comes to Ukraine.<p>Western leaders are plotting how to counter Putin's latest moves with economic sanctions. So to get some insight into what might come next, we talked to an economist who knows Russia — who is also extremely good at chess.<p><strong>Putin Playing From A Weak Position</strong><p>Kenneth Rogoff is a world-renowned economist and professor at Harvard. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Chris Arnold 55725 at http://www.kunc.org Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy? Denmark Kosher and Halal http://www.kunc.org/post/denmark-kosher-and-halal In a conflict that pits animal welfare against religious rights, Denmark has ruled that all animals must be stunned before being killed, a move that effectively bans ritual slaughter in its purest form according to Muslim and Jewish tradition. <p>Before you ask...yes, this is the same country that recently made news for killing a giraffe at the zoo and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/10/274750447/copenhagen-zoos-scientific-director-defends-killing-giraffe">dissecting it in public</a>. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:49:00 +0000 55312 at http://www.kunc.org