These are the 11 trends that are changing your world right now
In search of a grand theory of everything.
Archaeologists may have just found the wreck of Christopher Columbus' ship the Santa Maria
This could be the biggest discovery since, well, 1492.
Police in Brazil just released this list of disturbing safety tips ahead of the World Cup
Don't scream if you are robbed, is one suggestion. You may get killed.
How Russia arms America’s southern neighbors
Russia is now the largest weapons dealer to governments in Latin America.
A little-known Chinese tycoon is preparing to build a canal across Nicaragua
Yup, a rival to Panama’s canal. And he's breaking ground this year. Here are 7 things you should know.
Uruguay is struggling to make legal weed that can compete with the illegal stuff
Illicit high-grade Uruguayan marijuana is so copious the local press is calling it a ‘cannabis spring.’
Uruguay says legal marijuana will be good and cheap
Uruguayans will be able to buy up to 10 grams of marijuana a week at between $0.85 and $1 a gram, a low price designed to compete with black market cannabis.
Americans actually spend less on food than any other country on Earth
Food prices are going up in the United States. But they are still lower than anywhere else.
Uruguay’s pot-legalizing president goes to Washington
From ganja to Guantanamo, there's a stunning array of topics for Jose Mujica and Barack Obama to discuss.
UPS accidentally sent a drone to a college kid. And he took pictures.
"I guess this controls it. Did I just get a drone in the mail?"
Yes, those are Tibetan monks breakdancing to the Beastie Boys (VIDEO)
Complete with an old school boombox.
It doesn't really matter who wins Panama's close election
Whichever of the three contenders wins, he isn't likely to change the country's free-market policies very much.
News drones over El Salvador
Illegal in the US, newsgathering drones are taking off in Latin American media.
Panama votes this weekend in closest election since 1989 US invasion
Panama is a trading hub and its successful canal has helped fuel the fastest economic growth in Latin America in recent years.
Bolivia fires hundreds of soldiers after protest
The military acted after about 2,000 sergeants from all services protested alleged discrimination against indigenous members.
Bear gets head stuck in jar and bumps into Canadian police cruiser
Bears, they're just like us! Except hungrier and clumsier.
Sloths are made for hangin' (upside down)
Researchers say sloths have a unique abdominal design that prevent their lungs from being squished when they are inverted.
The next hotbed for medical marijuana research
Researching medicinal weed in the US is a real pain. Cue Uruguay.
Colombians want the world to stop misspelling their country's name. It's Colombia, NOT Columbia
Colombia is a country in South America. Columbia is a university in New York City. Sort it out. It's not that hard.
What's six times the size of Manhattan? Oh, just that iceberg floating our way
NASA has the pictures. We're working on the screenplay.
A record 35,660 runners are expected to cross the Boston Marathon's finish line
Despite the tragic bombing at last year's marathon, tightened security and eager runners fill Boston's streets to face the new challenge.
Most of the world still thinks you need god to have morals
More than half the countries surveyed by Pew say a belief in god is essential to morality. What part of the world do your views line up with?
Uruguay may treat drug-addicted prisoners with medical weed. Here's how that would work
While officials in Uruguay debate the possibility, we got curious how it would even work. Here's what we found.
This gorgeous flower carpet in Guatemala just set a Guinness World Record
The record was set in Guatemala City this week when municipal employees and volunteers came together to make a 6,061-foot-long carpet of flowers and sawdust.
These are the 6 deadliest places in the world to be an environmentalist
Since 2002, nearly 450 environmental activists have died in Brazil alone.
97 percent, 49 billion, and 3 other convincing climate change numbers
After a UN panel's latest report, GlobalPost looks at five key statistics on the science of global warming.
'Oh Hell Yes,' says Ottawa man about Blood Moon
'He was really into it,' said one neighbor.
Renowned Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is in 'very fragile' condition
His family's statement said that Gabo, as he is affectionately known, would continue recovering at home from a recent hospitalization.
The 6 most surprising ways the US government is spending your taxes
You paid $81.50 toward America's nuclear weapons last year.
Honduras, Venezuela have the world's highest murder rates
In the UN's latest report, the Americas overtook Africa as the region with most murders.
A woman in Brazil was robbed on live TV while giving an interview about robberies in Brazil (VIDEO)
The World Cup is going to be awesome.