Apr 10, 2012 11:50AM ET
The New York Times on pollution in Mexico City, the Los Angeles Times on green big-rigs, Scientific American on renewable energy in Hawaii, Bloomberg Views on food safely, and Capital New York on bioluminescence
Apr 10, 2012 9:54AM ET
North Korea doesn't have a lot of experience dealing with the press (because it rarely does) so when it gave its most detailed defense of its rocket launch this morning, it didn't go over so well.
Apr 10, 2012 9:02AM ET
Anders Breivik wasn't insane when he carried out the killing spree he's confessed to in Norway last year, and he's not insane now, court-appointed psychiatric experts said on Tuesday, but they didn't say why they'd reversed a November finding that he was insane.
Apr 9, 2012 2:50PM ET
In Beijing, where air pollution threatens to take years off your life, some people have no interest in riding a bike if they can possibly afford a car, which is a shame because rediscovering the tradition of cycling could help reduce the smog that chokes the city.
Apr 9, 2012 2:33PM ET
Playing off of James Cameron's recent underwater adventure today is webcomic xkcd, which offers its nerdy followers a to-scale look at the oceans' depths.
Apr 9, 2012 1:13PM ET
Thomas Friedman on the other Arab Spring, NPR on the warm winter, The Daily Climate on fires in the Amazon, Scientific American on a cleaner rickshaw, and Reuters on sick polar bears
Apr 9, 2012 12:01PM ET
With one day left until the United Nations' special envoy Kofi Annan's cease-fire plan comes into effect, Syrian security forces are waging an unyielding campaign of violence against rebel forces across the country.
Apr 9, 2012 9:40AM ET
North Korean officials tried to ease tensions over its upcoming rocket launch by opening its launch pad on Sunday to the international press. It didn't work.
Apr 8, 2012 11:20AM ET
Syrian troops are supposed to withdraw from urban areas by Tuesday, but Bashar al-Assad's government have added some eleventh hour demands that are casting serious doubts on the success of the ceasefire.
Apr 7, 2012 4:42PM ET
After the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika, Vice-President Joyce Banda was sworn in as Malawi's new head of state on Saturday, BBC reports. She is the first female head of state in southern Africa.
Apr 7, 2012 1:37PM ET
The 158th Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford was interrupted Saturday afternoon when a man in a wet suit enjoying a leisurely swim came into oncoming traffic.
Apr 6, 2012 12:49PM ET
The White House wants us to know something important about Iran—but what is it?
Apr 6, 2012 12:41PM ET
The Los Angeles Times on solar in the Southwest, The New Yorker on the ExxonMobile and the GOP, Good on plastic bags, National Geographic on global warming and Inuits, and BBC on endangered ducklings
Apr 6, 2012 12:00PM ET
M.E.K. might be the most infuriating thing you will read about the global war on terrror today: The New Yorker's Sy Hersh reports that during the Bush years, the U.S. military trained the Iranian opposition group even though it is and was on the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations.
Apr 6, 2012 10:38AM ET
When a U.S. District Court in New York sentenced arms dealer Viktor Bout to the minimum term of 25 years in prison on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said it would hurt relations with the United States, which might be just the right thing for Barack Obama.
Apr 6, 2012 8:35AM ET
With the threat to Alaska's marine life looming, United States Coast Guard brought an end to the eerie story of Japan's drifting ghost ship by unleashing cannon fire and sinking the vessel in what experts deemed the most environmentally-safe location on Thursday.
Apr 6, 2012 5:38AM ET
The President of Malawi, Bingu wa Mutharika, died on Friday after suffering a heart attack, prompting some cheers over his death and some concerns over succession.
Apr 5, 2012 6:09PM ET
Europe is scratching its head over the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down President Obama's signature legislative achievement.
Apr 5, 2012 2:46PM ET
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange likes to complain about the media, and with the debut of his new talkshow next week, get ready to hear a lot more of it.
Apr 5, 2012 12:31PM ET
Nicholas Kristof on arsenic in chicken, Slate on ecologically friendly farming in Cuba, Mother Jones on the low cost of stopping climate change, Good on not buying leather, and NPR on the end of the Ice Age.
Apr 5, 2012 12:17PM ET
After weeks of bluster, North Korea is finally going to fire a satellite into polar orbit next week, which raises several questions.
Apr 5, 2012 11:36AM ET
The Chinese government shutdown Ai Weiwei's self-surveillance project commemorating the year anniversary of his own arrest, so we thought we'd look back at what the Chinese artist has been up to since the government put him under house arrest.
Apr 5, 2012 10:56AM ET
Once KONY 2012 broke all kinds of internet video records, a sequel was inevitable. Now that it's arrived -- with Mad Max-ish title Kony 2012: Part II - Beyond Famous, little sticks out from its 19-minutes other than the basic idea: "KONY 2012 was a good thing" and maybe, "Joseph Kony is still pretty awful."
Apr 5, 2012 7:14AM ET
A retired pharmacist struggling under Greece's troubled economy committed suicide in the middle of a public square in Athens, becoming a powerful symbol of the country's fiscal crisis.
Apr 4, 2012 3:29PM ET
Dominique Strauss-Kahn has not had very good luck giving speeches in Europe since his return from New York, but he's finally mastered the security protocols necessary to get through one in Ukraine.
Apr 4, 2012 12:34PM ET
The New York Times on combined heat and power, The Denver Post on a looming drought, The Associated Press on floating architecture, The Guardian on the complexities of carbon footprints, and Fast Company on saving ocean wildlife
Apr 4, 2012 12:20PM ET
The 25 member-states of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission have lifted a two-year ban on some of the world's prime tuna-mating waters.
Apr 4, 2012 11:58AM ET
Mitt Romney's become fond of criticizing the Chevy Volt, saying he doesn't want the government to tell automakers what kinds of cars to make, but it won't be the government that forces him into an electric vehicle; it'll be market forces from Asia.
Apr 4, 2012 8:55AM ET
The name Richard Descoings may not ring a lot of bells in the United States, but the university head was a big deal in France, where President Nicolas Sarkozy paid homage to him after he died, suddenly and mysteriously tuesday in a Manhattan hotel room.
Apr 3, 2012 3:53PM ET
In today's tour of state-run propaganda, Fidel Castro makes an April Fool's joke, China's media champions censorship, and a Syrian radio host defects from the country.