Jorge Gutierrez hosts a radio program in Juárez, Mexico, that highlights the good deeds of people in the violent border city. But when he's not in the studio, he tries to help migrants passing through the city with his own hands — literally.
The thaw between the US and Cuba is mostly good news, but the trade embargo actually help shield Cuba's marine life from destruction. Now Cuba's coastal environment faces an uncertain future as the country braces for more tourism, hotels, and golf courses — but there's also reason for hope.
The Italian Coast Guard has rescued a freighter packed with refugees. Smugglers had pointed the vessel at the coast and abandoned ship, the third such incident in two weeks. But locals on shore have responded, even halting New Year's Eve celebrations to help out the freezing and panicked asylum seekers.
These sisters were classified as "Coloured" under apartheid and forced to leave their old neighborhood. They found new lives for themselves showing tourists how to make traditional Cape Malay cuisine. But the legacy of apartheid still throws a shadow on their lives.
A couple living across the hall from the Kouachi brothers were terrified of their neighbors, and found a “cache of weapons” in their apartment after they grew suspicious. But when the Charlie Hebdo attackers found out about the spying, their threats successfully kept the discovery from French police.
If you've ever interacted with toddlers, you've probably been amazed = at how creative and borderline brilliant they can be while simultaneously scribbling on their cheek and eating glue. Humans have the longest periods of childhood of any species, and it may have to do with that toddler creativity.
How, why and where you can swim with statues, courtesy of singer and songwriter Dessa. This is the world premiere of her new video for her song "Sound The Bells," filmed off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
When it comes to global warming, it appears that the greatest rate of warming is happening at the poles. That conclusion was strengthened recently by a couple of new studies focusing on the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. They each looked at different measurements, but both agreed that the impacts of global warming on the ice are underestimated.
Recent research has strongly suggested the ancient Earth was dry and could not support life until icy comets left behind the water necessary to create life as we know it. Now a new study suggests something very different: Our planet made its own water through geologic processes, and is still doing so all the time.
From the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices to the bloody end of a nationwide manhunt, events in France this week have laid bare the fault lines with, and within, the country's Muslim population. That tension extends far beyond France's borders, and into almost every other European country.
Apartheid left huge scars across South African society: forced migration and racial segregation laws tore many black families apart. Many of these wounds are still close to the surface for women — but so is determination and faith.
Only two countries in the world have no protected right to paid maternity leave: Papua New Guinea and the United States. But after a call for maternity leave in the State of the Union, President Barack Obama is trying to change that in 2015.
It was a great year for African pop music and its growing crossover influence, but some of the most important and interesting releases of the year weren't on albums. They were part of the online mixes that are now a vital part of discovering and enjoying new music.