Among the most popular videos on YouTube in 2012 there was music, an angry dad and even a guy jumping out of a space capsule. But among the hits, was an 11-minute, animated depiction of what it was like for the Mars Curiosity rover to land on Mars.
Zero Dark Thirty, the critically acclaimed film that looks at the events leading up to the death of Osama bin Laden. The film, though, has not been without controversy, particularly on Capitol Hill, where several senators have been outspoken critics.
Since 9/11, outreach to Muslim communities around the world has been a U.S. diplomatic priority. Perhaps nowhere else is that more in display than in France, where Ambassador Charles Rivkin has made visiting the largely minority suburbs a major focus of his public diplomacy.
In an effort to battle the increasing number of childhood obesity cases in the United States, FoodCorps is turning to schools. Rather than just teaching the basics of healthy eating, they're tapping into a generation of passionate young adults to make health food more real.
The World Kora Trio took Paris's Africolor music festival by storm recently. The musical group is comprised of a Frenchman, an American and a Malian, together performing modern, funky music with traditional instruments.
President Barack Obama's most recent cabinet nominations have been largely white men -- a move that's been criticized by advocates for women and people of color. They say they're surprised and disappointed with Obama's choices.
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.
As more Mexicans who moved to the United States are returning to Mexico, some by choice, others because of deportation, they're bringing with them children who've never known Mexico. Often, they don't know Spanish either, which puts them at a huge disadvantage in Mexican schools.
The rape and eventual death of a young woman in India last month has sparked hundreds of protests across that country. But it's also sparked hundreds, and more likely thousands, of conversations in this country. Especially among families with Indian heritage.
After graduation many 20-somethings are choosing to move home to help navigate a tough job market. But one workforce veteran is offering advice for those willing to go the extra mile.