How markets, people and power interact.
This chart shows which countries produce the most electricity from renewable energy
Norway for the win.
Maybe the world should just let Iraq split apart
It's been in the cards for a long time.
Cambodian workers accuse Thai junta of arrest and abuse
In a mass exodus, Cambodians choose homelessness and hunger over another panic-filled day in Thailand.
If Erbil's so safe, why is everyone at the gas station?
A run on gas in Iraqi Kurdistan reflects the mood of unease as people prepare for the worst and the country teeters on the brink of civil war.
Trash fish: It’s gross, tainted by slavery and possibly in your dog food
Shrimp, fish pills and pet food all use an ingredient notorious for forced labor abuses.
This adorable little robot is about to hitchhike across Canada all by itself
Pick him up, and HitchBOT will even talk to you.
Here's what else is happening in the Americas besides the World Cup
Believe it or not, there are things going on in South America right now that have nothing to do with Brazil's soccer mega-event.
'Super' banana to face first human trial
While the modified banana looks the same on the outside, inside the flesh is more orange than a cream color, project leader Professor James Dale said.
Ai Weiwei wants you to pose with your leg as a gun. Here's why.
"Leg-guns" are the hot new selfie craze.
Cambodia suffers from an appalling mental health crisis
But it lacks doctors qualified to deal with it, and foreign donors aren't eager to help.
This Indian city is on a quest to get rid of shantytowns. Turns out that's not very easy
Le Corbusier’s urban design failed to plan for laborers. Chandigarh city is trying to fix that, but some residents are ending up homeless.
5 political crises that are threatening to wreck the global economy and life as we know it
The World Cup’s 'ecological' mascot symbolizes exactly what’s wrong with the soccer fest
Environmentalists are enraged that FIFA will earn millions from its endangered armadillo icon but won’t donate a cent to save the real creature.
What the Iraq mess means for oil
Hint: It's not good.
Kim Jong Un will not tolerate inaccurate weather reports
So he's doing something about it.
South Korean 'kidults' aren't shy about ordering the Happy Meal
If you're a grown man in Seoul, there's more going on than drinking soju.
Those adorable teacup pups, loved by celebrities, often begin life in abusive breeding mills
GlobalPost investigation: For celebrities, a canine in the handbag is a delightful fashion accessory. But animal lovers condemn the dogs’ squalid, sweatshop-like roots.
These high school students in France are learning to fly drones
Who says the military should have all the fun?
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.