Christine Ha, a grad student from Houston, lost her sight gradually over the past ten years due to a rare autoimmune disease—but that hasn't stopped this cook from defeating every single other contestant on Monday night's finale of the third season o
Amongst the episodes of palace intrigue, Peggy makes astute comparisons between her village life and her urban existence in Washington, where she eats alone every night in her tiny condo. In Ghana, she shares a bed with her cousin and is constantly
Ecuador's foreign minister announced on Thursday that the country would grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, defying threats by the British government to storm the Ecuadorean Embassy and extradite Assange to Sweden....
Ecuador has granted asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK.
Warner Brothers officials have confirmed that actor Christian Bale of "The Dark Knight" franchise is visiting victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting.
A newly discovered water source could supply half of Africa's driest sub-Saharan country with 400 years of water, reports Matt McGrath of BBC.
People around the country were horrified Friday morning as they awoke and heard news of the largest mass shooting in United States history. Twelve people have died and another 59 people were injured as they tried to watch a midnight showing.
After fights about delegates, and smears by the low level minions of the GOP, the RNC has confirmed Ron Paul will be able to be nominated at the convention in Tampa.
In a small trial, patients given an existing drug showed no cognitive decline over three years.
A new bionic eye implant could allow blind people to recognize faces, watch TV and even read.
Johns Hopkins tissue engineers have used tiny, artificial fiber scaffolds thousands of times smaller than a human hair to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage, the shock-absorbing lining of elbows and knees that often wears thin from i
...Design a $10 robot. Conceived as a teaching tool for use in African classrooms, such a low-cost machine could prove to be revolutionary for education in poorer countries around the world.
Frustrated by the lack of impact from Anonymous’ otherwise famous hacks and data dumps, and the slow pace of material coming out of WikiLeaks, participants in the Anonymous collective have launched a WikiLeaks-like site called Par:AnoIA
The ACLU has come out with a new app for Android users that allows them to secretly record police misconduct and automatically post it to a public website. It is a new tool in the arsenal of activists looking for accountability.
Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the subsequent failure of chemical dispersants to solve the problem, innovators have been busy working to create better ways of cleaning a large spill.
On Sunday, a federal judge in Mississippi issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics. The ruling will allow the Jackson Women's Health Organization, Mississippi's lone abortion clinic, t
Facebook has been being used by activists to raise awareness about social problems for years now. One woman's killer is finally being brought to justice after friends and family created a Facebook page demanding action.
Germany has decided to pursue ambitious greenhouse-gas reductions—while closing down its nuclear plants. Can a heavily industrialized country power its economy with wind turbines and solar panels?
Every now and then, you'll find a brilliant entrepreneur under the age of 20 that has, say, already created nuclear fusion.
Yesterday, the Institute for Economics and Peace released their annual Global Peace Index (GPI), ranking 158 nations based on their levels of peacefulness.
70 $100 bills and 40 Krugerrand gold coins from South Africa
A deep report on the fear and violence plaguing urban schools brought the Philadelphia Inquirer the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday
By the beginning of the 1980s, after a four decade long lockdown, a re-interest in cannabis arose in the scientific community.
Richard Branson's latest crusade is reforming the university system around the world.
A newborn in Argentina was found very much alive in a morgue by her mother 12 hours after hospital staff had declared the baby dead.
The painful rise of gasoline prices across the U.S. may have finally reached its end, for now.
Governments promise to search for sustainable use of Amazon region.
Thousands of revelers in shades of green jammed Manhattan streets to the tune of bagpipes Saturday for the 251st annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Thousands of people have taken part in St Patrick's Day parades across Northern Ireland.
Marriage across racial and ethnic lines has reached a new high in the U.S. amid fading social taboos in an ever more diverse society.