Environmental pollution kills more than 12 million people every year
That's almost equivalent to the combined populations of New York City and Los Angeles.
Picasso custody battle heats up as NY trial looms
A custody battle for a $100 million Picasso sculpture has intensified in New York between British agents acting on behalf of the Qatari royal family and a prominent American art de
Sea level rise is projected to displace 13 million in the United States by 2100
The number of people who could be displaced in US coastal regions due to rising sea levels this century as a result of climate change is much higher than previously thought.
Carbon dioxide levels took a record leap in 2015
US government scientists raise new concerns about one of the top greenhouse gases.
The US sees hope in the Syria peace talks after progress with Russia
A State Department spokesman says Russia and the US have “closed the gap” somewhat when it came to their respective positions on Syria.
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Women's Day has its roots in socialism. Maybe it's time to go back to them
More than 100 years after the first International Women's Day, one thing hasn't changed: The world has a long way to go.
Vegan cheese is coming to a store near you
People who dropped dairy started missing 'funky, smelly, stinky cheeses,' so they made some out of nuts.
Sponsors back away from Sharapova after failed drug test
US-TENNIS-SHARAPOVA:Sponsors back away from Sharapova after failed drug test
Astronaut Scott Kelly is back to his normal height after a year in space
One of the effects of spending such a long time in the absence of gravity was that Kelly's spine expanded temporarily.
Why Latin American leftists would love a President Trump
'What would most suit Latin America is that Trump wins, because his discourse is so dumb, so basic, that it will provoke a reaction,' Ecuador's president said.
Election 2016 summed up in one Google search
Super Tuesday was a big night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It was a bigger night for Canadian immigration websites.
What the newly released bin Laden documents teach us about Al Qaeda
Here's what you'll find inside the latest batch of documents recovered in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Why Super Tuesday is the most important day of the US nomination calendar
Americans in a dozen states head to the polls for a slew of primaries and caucuses on Tuesday. The leading candidates have good odds of becoming presidential nominees.
First Trump was likened to Hitler. Then he retweeted Mussolini
It's been a big weekend for Trump and fascist dictators.
What happened to these detainees after Guantanamo wasn't pretty
The transition to a new way of life, a new language, and a new continent has not gone smoothly.
7 things you should know about Guantanamo Bay prison
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a much-anticipated Pentagon roadmap aimed at finally closing Guantanamo Bay. Here are the key facts on the controversial military prison.
War crimes are rampant in Syria, UN inquiry finds
It's not surprising, of course. But a UN commission of inquiry says that accountability for these horrors must be part of the peace process.
Pope says Donald Trump 'not a Christian'
Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump cannot claim to be a Christian, Pope Francis said Thursday, after the billionaire vowed to build a border wall to keep out immigrants.
China just put very powerful missiles in the South China Sea
Surface-to-air missiles in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters? Seems sensible.
The story behind the Rwandan refugee camp that inspired Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3
Exploring a confusing connection between genocide and pop culture.
Asian-American judges among Obama's options to replace Scalia
The Republican-controlled US Senate would have to approve the nomination.
World powers agree to a 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria — sort of
Parties not involved in the agreement: The Syrian regime and the Islamic State.
What it means when interest rates fall below zero percent
Around the world, central bankers are hoping sub-zero interest rates will spur economic growth. Not everyone is convinced.
Bernie Sanders wants the US to be more like Sweden. Could it work?
Could a Scandinavian-style welfare state work in the US? And what exactly does a 'social democracy' look like in Sweden?
Hundreds more US troops in Iraq than previously stated
Hundreds more American troops are in Iraq than the Pentagon previously stated, an official said Wednesday in an acknowledgement underscoring the sensitivity of US deployments to the war-torn nation.
Zika just gave Americans another great reason to practice safe sex
Doctors have confirmed the first transmission on US soil, which is believed to have been caused by infected semen.
US demands Russia immediately halt airstrikes in Syria, as peace talks collapse
The United States demanded Thursday that Russia immediately halt its bombing campaign in Syria after a breakdown in peace talks exposed the deep rift among world powers.
Obama slams anti-Muslim rhetoric on first US mosque visit as president
Obama offered an impassioned rebuttal of "inexcusable" Republican election rhetoric against Muslims on his first trip to an American mosque since becoming president.
Night owl or early bird? It's in your genes
Whether you are a night owl or an early bird, don't bother fighting the impulse because it's probably in your genes, a study suggested Tuesday.
Alphabet/Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable company
Alphabet, the parent firm for Google, became the world's most valuable company Tuesday as a jump in its share price helped it vault past tech rival Apple.