Most caviar comes from the Caspian Sea, but the decline of sturgeon there is driving fishermen and poachers to fish populations in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River. Wildlife managers have resorted to patrolling along the shorelines, looking for signs of illegally caught sturgeon. They've even gone undercover to meet with poachers.
The fourth annual Pride Uganda festival took place last week with a small but vocal number of gay pride activists and LGBTI activists taking a stand against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which criminalizes same-sex relationships with up to 14 years in prison.
In a northern Turkish town, they use a complicated form a whistling to communicate. One bio-psychologist has been analyzing this whistling language to learn how the brain processes it differently than speech.
The Hugo is one of the most prestigious English-language awards in science fiction — handed out to some of the biggest names in the genre. But this year's honoree is a seemingly unlikely writer — a novelist who didn't even write his book in English: Liu Cixin.
President Obama made a major speech to try sell the nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday. He was speaking at American University, where President Kennedy famously sold his idea of talking to the Soviets on nuclear issues back in 1963.
The Justice Department is deciding whether to grant a legal request to free a detainee by the name of Tariq Ba Odah. The Yemeni national has been on hunger strike since 2007 and currently weighs just 74 pounds.
John Burdett has made a living as a crime writer in Bangkok. His stories detail drug use and sex trafficking, and crooked cops. But he's never thought about terrorism as a plot because it was too far-fetched.