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Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?
Obama wants the US to lead. Is anyone interested in following?
Apparently there's so much trash in space that we need a $915-million 'Space Fence'
We humans have been littering in space since 1957. Now it's a mess up there.
Some scary practices return to US property market, but the bubbles are overseas
Could a Chinese crash do the kind of damage that the US property market’s bust did in 2008?
Watch this grateful doggie get rescued from a mudslide
If there was ever any doubt what a wagging tail means.
Refunds for bad sex and other weird consular requests
Some people just shouldn't leave home.
The World Cup: Brought to you by one of China's greenest corporations
Yingli's got solar panels, and Latin America's got sun. Hey, perfect match.
Russian programmers prove some people can’t tell the difference between a Ukrainian teenager and a robot
The chatbot that passed the Turing test is not very convincing, has no idea what's happening in Ukraine, and is very, VERY weird.
Peru’s secret weapon against cop corruption: Policewomen
Law-breaking drivers usually bribe their way out of just about anything in Latin America. Female officers, apparently, are having none of it.
Germany’s green dreams turn brown
A growing reliance on coal is overshadowing the country’s record on renewable energy as the crisis in Ukraine prompts a search for new sources.
UN says half of world's forest species are at risk, calls for 'urgent action'
The report found that around half of the 8,000 reported species and subspecies were perceived as being endangered.
Scotland's fake murder and other epic Google Street View pranks
Remember the scuba divers chasing a Google car in Norway?
This chart shows how much CO2 the US emits from coal consumption, compared to other top polluters
We're not as bad as China, but we're still pretty bad.
Beijing has the answer to its terrorism problem: dogs
Police in China's capital have added dogs to their anti-terrorist campaign.
Cambodia's 'better factories' are getting a lot worse
The Southeast Asian nation was once a leader in the drive for cleaner sweatshops. How did mass faintings and union busting become the new normal?
Wi-Fi on the moon is now as fast as the Wi-Fi in your living room
A brand new reason to ditch Comcast.
Why Europe’s new anti-EU parliament will vex America
For starters, some of the newbies are just wild about Putin.
These 6 countries are among the worst in the world for workers
In Cambodia, workers demanding better pay have been killed or imprisoned.
In Argentina, enormous fracking potential and opposition to match
Argentina's president says 'drill baby, drill.' But fracking makes people afraid, and so do big American oil companies.
These maps show which countries use (and produce) most of our non-renewable energy resources
The United States is addicted to oil and China's got a serious coal problem.
A Russian invasion: Normandy is next
The 70th anniversary of D-Day is coming — and so is Putin.
NASA just unveiled this amazing 'global selfie' of more than 36,000 images
The pictures were taken by people around the world on Earth Day.
Crowdfunding, peer-to-peer start-ups face uncertain future in Spain
Airbnb and other sharing-economy websites are under threat even as the government seeks to end the country’s crippling economic crisis.
Illegal logging is destroying ancient forests in the Balkans
An investigation shows that gangs are felling vast tracts that once gave the Balkans their name.
Meet the anarchists who plan to go nuts at the World Cup
Brazil’s ‘Black Bloc’ has gained infamy for fighting police. But what is it, really?
If there is one image that sums up the World Cup in Brazil, this is it
Brazilian artist Paulo Ito has channeled the people and put his stamp on the world's biggest soccer tournament.
UAE clamps down on Facebook, issues 'do's and don'ts' for the country's users
Content that is "contrary to public morals" is also prohibited.
Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media
Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.
For Chevron, $6 a day is apparently too much pay for Cambodian workers
Fed up with rising living costs, the workers are striking for a 'liveable wage.'
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea commands you to know about a new video game!
It's called 'Glorious Leader!' and you get to 'defeat waves of imperialists, combat over-the-top bosses and ride unicorns.'
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Move over, T-Rex: Scientists now claim this is the biggest dinosaur that ever roamed the Earth
A species of titanosaur, it weighed in at more than 170,000 pounds.