Sometimes we choose dogs — and sometimes they choose us. A scruffy, yellow Ecuadorean street dog followed a team of Swedish trekkers on a race through the Amazon. He became the star of the race and ended up becoming the trusty companion to the team's captain.
Grand juries decided not indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The decision enraged many Americans, who questioned why the incidents didn't deserve an open trial — exactly the reason why the UK, the originator of grand juries, abolished its own system long ago.
Hiking was never fun for Van Pol when he was a child: It brought back fearful memories of his family's escape from Cambodia and into refugee camps. It wasn't until a high school field trip to a New Hampshire peak that hiking became Van's salvation.
Ridley Scott's newest movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, hit theaters this weekend — with a smaller than expected box office draw. Is that because of a boycott campaign launched because the film's characters are starkly split along racial lines?
"Taylor" trained as a drone sensor operator for six months, learning how to blow up things — and people — across the world with million-dollar equipment. But even though she got to go home every night, a decade of long-distance war has still taken its toll.
Green energy is more popular than ever, in both red and blue states. But with Republicans taking over Congress, the government's approach to climate change and renewable energy is up in the air. So what comes next?
The psychological game "Mafia" pits a well-connected minority against a civilian majority. It was invented in the Soviet Union as sort of spoof of KGB thinking, but it has gone global. The Russian government uses it to train spies, and would-be entrepreneurs around the world play it to practice their negotiating skills.
What began as a standard report by the BBC's Giles Dilnot turned into a Twitter meme that backfired against the UK Independence Party, the anti-immigrant upstart of British politics. The mistake over the BBC's supposed use of a "mosque" might mean the start of American "gaffe" obsession in Britain.
The conclusions reached by the Senate Intelligence Committee in a new report on so-called harsh interrogation techniques are a damning critique of the Central Intelligence Agency. Not only did the agency torture people, but it did so while lying about it and getting no value from the information it gathered.
BatGirl has been an icon for those with disabilities for years, so DC Comics' decision to reboot the iconic comic hero was controversial. Now just four years later, Marvel is rebooting BatGirl again — and this time she's going hipster.
Allegations against Bill Cosby dating from decades ago have stirred a debate in the US over whether legal statutes of limitations should apply to sexual assault cases. Some countries, like Canada and the UK, don't have deadlines for prosecuting such cases, which has allowed prosecutors to open high-profile "historic cases" of assault with some success.
Edward Snowden's biggest legacy may not come from changed laws or powers — it may just be the way that the debate over privacy has forced big companies like Apple and Google to safeguard its customers' information in more ways.
The recent agreement between the US and China to reduce greenhouse emissions made headlines — and rightly so. It was a big step for both nations. But, striking a balance between environmental protection and economic ascendance is much more complicated than that. In China especially, it seems, for every step forward, there are often two steps back. Its actions in Tibet are a prime example, according to a newly-published book.