New research suggests that some 40 percent of Americans will not just be overweight, but actually in the obese category within the next 20 years. That's unless we do something about it and Jen Petersen has ideas. But if that fails, more Americans will be dependent on Keith Davis and his Goliath Coffins in their death.
From May 20-21, world leaders will meet in Chicago to discuss the future of NATO. It will be the first time a NATO summit has been held anywhere in the United States other than Washington D.C. While the city looks at the event as an opportunity to show it's worth, many will engage in anti-war protests during the conference to demonstrate their disagreement with recent NATO involvements.
The Lemelson MIT Prize recognizes inventors whose designs improve lives. This year's winner, Ashok Gadgil, helped bring light to 100 million people in the developing world, designed fuel-efficient cook stoves and created a simple way to purify water.
Orley Ashenfelter is a professor at Princeton University and the author of the Big Mac Index, a measurement of a nation's wealth based on the average wages of a McDonald's employee over the cost of a Big Mac. For example, McDonald's employees in poorer countries would not be able to afford the food they serve.
The Chinese auto market was the biggest market in the world last year. More cars were sold there than any year in the United States -- and that number is rocketing upward. With Auto China, also known as the Beijing International Auto Show, underway right now, that global position is on display.
This article was edited to reflect new information about Mike Daisey, the critic who star in The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.
Malay is the national language in Malaysia, but English used to be widely used as well in the former British colony. Now, as use of English diminishes, some parents are worried their sons and daughters won't be as competitive in a global work force. So they're left to find schools that will still teach them in English.
As Myanmar is slowly welcomed back into the international community, and as it makes political reforms that have many in the country feeling free, finally, to speak their mind, locals are wondering when economic reforms will come around.
Across large swatch of the world, many people live on the local equivalent of $2 per day. It's an amount so small that it's hard for many who don't live in that kind of poverty to really imagine. So two Indians who have advanced degrees and experience from the United States tried it out and documented their experiences.
As a low-level bureaucrat in 1985, Xi Jinping made a visit to Iowa on an agricultural mission. He's said to have fond memories of his trip. Now he's China's vice president and the most likely next leader for the country, he's heading back to Iowa on a more high-profile mission.