For people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet isn't just a lifestyle — it’s the only cure. But what if gluten could be disarmed, making it safe for celiac patients to enjoy bread, pasta and pizza? A scientist in Italy claims to have done just that.
When does sharing information about Ebola simply spread fear? That's the balance health care reporters in developed countries are trying to strike as they report on the spread of the disease but acknowledge the extremely low risks outside of West Africa.
Argentina has South America's third-largest economy, but many of its financial decisions are now subject to the review of a New York court. That's because Argentina turned to American firms to borrow money, and the US legal system now gets to decide how its debts will be handled.
The differences between developed countries like the US and rising powers — and polluters — like China and India are well-known. But there's also a major gulf between Americans and Europeans on climate policy that is hurting efforts to reach a large-scale climate agreement.
This month, England launched one of the most ambitious computer education programs in the world. Every child from 5 to 16 will now learn computer programming, and advocates say it's not only vital but easier than you might think to teach schoolkids how to code.
Soccer fans chants "Ebola, Ebola" at them; teams forfeit matches so they don't have to be near them; they're quarantined everywhere they play. That's what it's like to be on Sierra Leone's national soccer team right now.
Reporter Rhitu Chatterjee woke up yesterday in New Delhi to the sound of something she hasn’t heard in years — a radio broadcast heralding the start of the Hindu religious festival of Mahalaya. It turns out the program has been the exact same recording for decades, uniting generations of Bengalis.
When he joined President Obama's cabinet, Attorney General Eric Holder was expected to oversee the shutdown of the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. That never happened, but Holder succeeded in shifting focus back to civilian courts — but also aggressively onto leakers.
NASA's Mars missions may not have been as cheap as the recent Indian mission, but their rovers and orbiters continue to provide stunning discoveries. Earlier this month, one of the rovers sent back a photo that seemed decidedly out of place: a round sphere, like a 16th century cannonball. Meanwhile, in India, women are being celebrated for their central mission in that country's Mars mission. And one man tries to smuggle 51 turtles into Canada, by taping them to his body.
As humanity's population has roughly doubled since 1970s, the earth has lost roughly half of its non-human animals over the past four decades. That's the sobering conclusion of a new report from the World Wildlife Fund, which pins the blame for that decline squarely on humans.
Carlos Ramos, a teenager living in Massachusetts, started the new school year with a lot on his mind. At the top of the list was whether he'll be able to stay with his parents, who have permission to remain in the US, or be deported back to El Salvador.
Syrian art is being plundered by ISIS rebels and sold for profits to fund their war in Iraq and Syria. Often, that art is making its way to the US — and so far the US hasn't passed any laws to try and staunch that flow.
It may not be deadly, but the chikungunya virus has swept across the Caribbean and led Jamaica to declare a national state of emergency. The painful illness has infected thousands, and the island's government is hoping to clamp down on the disease with new information campaigns.
Some words, we often say, just can't be translated into another language. Michael Wood, one of the editors of the "Dictionary of Untranslatables," says that's just not true — you can translate anything. But even "untranslatable" itself is a word with many meanings.
For decades, people have been focused on MSG as a source of health problems and allergic reactions, based on scant but seemingly compelling evidence, No research, though, pokes giant holes in those previous studies and suggests MSG is no worse than any other food additive.
This summer, the first-ever Beringia Arctic Games brought Arctic natives from around the world to compete in far eastern Russia. But while the Russian government wants to make it an annual tourist attraction, the games may be a last gasp for Arctic cultures in the face of mining and oil booms.