Seals spend a lot of time in the water — which makes them nearly ideal vehicles for gathering data on ocean currents and changes in ocean conditions. But doing that requires a little bit of cooperation from the seals.
"There's a palpable excitement here," says author Peter Kornbluh from Havana, as word broke of US-Cuban talks to normalize relations. "This is a new dawn ... and I think everybody here has realized that almost immediately."
It's been two months since 43 students went missing in Mexico, and demonstrators are still in the streets demanding accountability. But the protesters are also angry over Mexico's "national chaos," and are demonstrating for both answers and change.
Chris Doman doesn't want to scare you, but cyber attacks are only getting worse. That's why some hackers like him are pouring their time into "network defense," trying to keep out cyber intruders that want to steal everything from credit card numbers to industrial secrets.
Mike Nichols died earlier this week at the age of 83. He's been celebrated for his comedic genius and his contribution to entertainment — contributions that were influential on a young (and less young) Kurt Andersen.
When you think of vampire movies, you probably don't think of Iran. And when you think of spaghetti westerns, you probably don't think of vampires. But they come together in the new, all-Farsi film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
It's the biggest prize in Canadian football — and it's too fragile for football players to hold. The Calgary Stampeders carried on a CFL tradition on Sunday by breaking the Grey Cup, the championship trophy, for the sixth time in its history.
Navid Khonsari was 10 when the Islamic Revolution swept through his home country of Iran. His family had to leave the country and start a new life in Canada. He's now making a video game that captures those tumultuous days.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is growing fast. The public transit system is already overcrowded, and there is little money for investing in new roads and highways. City planners say they need a better way for people to get around.
The Blacksad series of noir graphic novels stands out for two reasons. All the characters are animals. And the series is set in 1950s America, even though its original creator has never been to the US.
As many as 1,000 foreign workers have been killed on construction sites in Qatar since it was awarded the 2022 World Cup four years ago. Poor pay, inhumane conditions, malnutrition and death — all are part of life for the men trying to build the new stadiums and hotels, while supporting their families.
Public concern about the spread of Ebola in Liberia seems to be waning, even though about 10 new cases continue to be reported in the capital Monrovia every day. Now the possibility of Senate elections there next week has health officials especially worried.
Russians had a rude awakening this morning when they discovered that their interest rates doubled overnight AND the ruble plunged to its lowest level. The Russian Central Bank increased interest rates by 7 percent, hoping to avert a ruble freefall. And it could get worse.
Many Mexican immigrants will benefit from President Obama's recently announced immigration measures, but they're far from the only ones. Asian American immigrants aren't often at the center of the debate, but they're a growing group, and thousands could also get deportation relief.