In the United States, 70 percent of people, 700 of every 1000, have a car. As the rest of the world joins the car classes, Americans, however, are thinking less of buying cars and more of sharing them. And, experts say, car sharing may be critical if we hope to keep emissions down and ensure enough supply of fossil fuels.
Leo Sarkisian was going to be an artist. Then his life took a major turn when he headed overseas, to remote corners of the world, to record previously unknown tribal music. He turned that into a decades-long run of hosting an African music show on Voice of America.
Chong's Oriental Market in Columbia, Mo., has been serving the city's Asian community for nearly 25 years. But as the community has diversified, owner Daewun Shin has added staples and ingredients from a whole host of other communities, especially those from Africa.
Russian fourth graders will learn about one of six religions under a new program implemented in that country this school year. Under the new program, lobbied for by the Russian Orthodox Church, parents can choose from six religion or belief systems to learn about.
Many Japanese women look forward to having a Western-style, Christian wedding ceremony -- because they like the pageantry of it all. But as they become more popular, there aren't enough caucasian ministers, deemed essential to the true "white wedding," to conduct them all.
The Hmong culture has been a resilient one for centuries, enduring wars, genocide and mass migration. But the culture is under threat in the United States. A new elementary school immersion program in California aims to preserve it, and make it real to the children of immigrants.
A book allowing readers to choose their own fate has become the most successful publishing campaign ever. The campaign, run on Kickstarter, an online funding platform, has generated more than 29 times the amount of money needed to make the book viable.
David Chase toiled in relative TV anonymity until his breakout hit, The Sopranos. But Chases' ultimate goal wasn't TV, it was the big screen. And this week, his hit Not Fade Away hits movie theaters. While it's a work of fiction, the parallels with Chase's own life are readily apparent.
More than 100 years ago, a London family man decided he wanted to record his family's holiday get-togethers. But rather than pull out an iPhone, he recorded audio on wax cylinders. Amazingly, those cylinders survived and are now in a London museum.
Various people around the world are looking to Dec. 21, the last day on an ancient Mayan calendar, as the end of the world. And while that theory has long been discredited, some people, especially in China, are madly preparing for that day.