Mocky, a Canadian musician, wants to get back to basics and make futuristic music without the use of computer-generated sounds. He wants to follow the example of Frank Sinatra who he says was the first "techno-singer."
It’s been exactly 100 years since the world saw the first deadly attack with chemical weapons. The Germans deployed tons of chlorine gas on a sector of the Western front in World War I, causing 6,000 casualties. Now chlorine gas is back on the battlefield, in Syria.
Amidst threats from Boko Haram, thousands of Nigerians will cast their votes for president on Saturday in what is widely seen as the country's closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999. But that doesn't mean voters have great choices.
In less than 15 years, Soka University of America has become one of the top 50 liberal arts schools in the country, according to the holy grail of college rankings: the US News and World Report’s annual list of best colleges.
According to FBI forensic examiners, a hair can place a defendant at a crime scene with almost the same accuracy as we expect from fingerprints. But now the agency admits that was wrong — and has been during the decades of cases in which hair matching evidence was used.
What happens when you find out you're not who you thought you were? One man in Turkey discovered his father was a victim of the Armenian Genocide, and he's been embracing and struggling with that identity ever since.
In the US, here’s been an outcry against the passing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana. But while some citizens are stunned, a foreign correspondent says it's even harder for someone trying to explain it to people outside the United States.
Armenians have long been fighting for recognition for their darkest chapter, the mass killings in 1915 that they say were a deliberate genocide by the Ottoman Empire. And their cause got plenty of attention this week as the pope and Kim Kardashian both spoke out — in a way.
Climate change is hitting the Arctic harder than anywhere else. And when it takes over leadership of the eight-nation Arctic Council later this month, the US will shift the organization's priority from economic development to fighting — and adapting to — climate change.
Solar power and natural gas seem like competitors in the race to create new power generating capacity. And that's true — to an extent. But they both may be crucial to helping meet future global energy needs — and reducing the risks of climate change.
In the wake of the Germanwings crash last week, information about the medical history of pilot Andreas Lubitz has been scarce. But many Germans are still happy with their country's strict privacy laws, and don't think such disasters should change anything.
Toronto has been called the raccoon capital of the world. Now, the city is launching a new weapon in its war against the backyard bandits — a redesigned garbage bin it hopes will keep nightly raccoon raiders away.
"Coward. Chicken. Yellow-belly." Those were insults the French used against the gunmen who carried out the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January. Cowardice, in fact, is currently enjoying a bit of global resurgence as a put-down. So much so that Boston University professor Chris Walsh decided it was time to write a book about the subject. The first hurdle? Finding source material.