Like many people in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, social scientist Zeynep Tufekci was shocked by the killing of three Muslim students there in February. At a hastily organized vigil the following night, she was reminded of the power of community in addressing problems.
Well-tended lawns and the sound of leaf blowers have a lot to do with California's immigrant roots, and not just ones that stretch south into Latin America. The history of garden work in California stretches further back to the state's striving Japanese immigrant community.
The Rohingyas Muslims in Myanmar are mostly stateless and living in grim conditions. Reuters photographer Minzayar visited one of the displaced Rohingya camps, where he documented them making connections with loved ones via a laptop at Internet huts.
The unprecedented water crisis in South America's largest city is leading citizens to change everything, from how they use water to how they engage with politics. But while the government is taking action, residents say it's not nearly enough.
McDonald's in the US will be limiting the use of anitbiotics in chickens. Is this a good thing? Let's back up a bit. Why do farmers even use antibiotics and what's so bad about eating a chicken with antibiotics in it?
What do you do when all other efforts to persuade locals to protect endangered rhinos have failed? Pay them to harvest the rhinos' dung and use it to make paper. That's what an Indian startup company is trying, with early success.
If at first you don't succeed, try try again. Israeli artist Eliezer Sonnenschein made a name for himself by continually sneaking into the Tel Aviv Museum to hang his artwork until he finally got noticed by the curator.
When photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was killed in April 2014 while reporting in Afghanistan, the journalism community was stunned by her loss. Now the International Women's Media Foundation is carrying on her memory by honoring the work of photographer Heidi Levine with the first Anja Niedringhaus Award.
The first time he saw North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in person, No Kum Sok decided he better start pretending to be a good Communist. Then he started plotting his escape from North Korea, which he managed to pull off in a Soviet-made fighter jet.
Lions who repeatedly kill livestock are a big problem for farmers, but killing such "problem lions" is an equally big issue for the threatened animals. To save both cattle and cats, conservationists are now trying out mock hunts to chase away lions without getting rid of them for good.
A new biography shows a family cramped into a tight bungalow, pinching pennies, enduring slights and slurs. "It was very disciplined," Michelle Obama recalls. Her big brother says he didn't realize they were poor until he went to college.
The search is on for planets that could harbor life, but many of the candidates that we can see are more like gassy Jupiter than rocky Earth. But those planets may be home to rocky moons that can sustain life themselves
On Saturday in Austin, there was a Black Lives Matter protest on the campus of the University of Texas, down the street from near the annual SXSW conference. At the protest was Texas hip-hop artist D.Hawk, who says it's time to take a stand against violence against African Americans.
People love lyrics. The way we consume music online inspired musicians, artists and fans to get way more creative about how they get their lyrics to the public. That's how the lyric video has become an Internet phenomenon.