Something's blooming on Long Island: lavender. Serge Rosenbaum's family farm, Lavender by the Bay, boasts some 60,000 plants, and they are in full flower right now. And that's drawing a lot of visitors, especially from Asia.
An Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 460 people since February and is taking other casualties, as well — among wild chimps and gorillas. And some researchers worry that our animal research ethics may interfere with our efforts to protect those endangered animals.
At the World Cup in Brazil, the pitches have been taking a beating. Imagine how your back yard would look after all that foot traffic and slide tackling. But Brazil has a secret — hardy, perennial ryegrass seed from Manitoba, Canada.
Writer and journalist Germaine Greer is an icon of the feminist movement. More than 40 years on from her famous book, "The Female Eunuch," Greer has taken up a new challenge: restoring a patch of ancient rainforest in her native Australia.
Rocket launches are down and tunnels are being destroyed in the Gaza Strip, which are signs of progress for the Israeli military. But Gazans say the ground offensive is creating more deaths and "ghost town scenes" across the tiny territory, with no sign of a possible ceasefire.
The rhinos of Kruger National Park, South Africa's largest game reserve, are under siege from poachers. But a plan to evacuate them to other other game parks might not help solve the poaching problem at all.
Iraq's Parliament has been able to decide on just one thing in the past few days — and that's to meet at a later time. Politicians haven't been able to choose a speaker or other key positions to form a new government. A former Iraqi government spokesperson says its the worst dysfunction since the fall of Saddam Hussein.