The powerful German Brewers' Union has come out against a process of oil and gas extraction known as fracking. The brewers feel that the process may endanger the purity of the water they use to make their famous beers.
Visual artist Ra di Martino grew up loving Star Wars. A few years ago, she set out to photograph the ruins of the old sets used to film the movie's desert scenes. It took her to Morocco, and Tunisia, where she found the house Luke Skywalker lived in.
Mark Schneider has been obsessed with Napoleon since he was a kid. Now, he's in the running to play the famous French general at the 200th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium.
In Greece, youth unemployment is running at nearly 60 percent. Many young Greeks have left to find work. A web documentary project called New Diaspora aims to collect stories of the Greek immigrant experience.
A guy in San Francisco watching events unfold in Watertown, MA a week ago posted an intriguing scenario on Facebook: "What if the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had ended with a drone strike?" The post then went viral...in Pakistan.
Ninety four of the world's best pro golfers are set to tee it up Thursday in Augusta, GA at the Masters. Among them will be Chinese amateur Guan Tianlang, who will be the youngest player ever to compete at the tournament.
A new survey conducted by the BBC is challenging traditional notions of social class in Britain. Instead of the traditional three, sociologists say its more accurate to speak of seven different classes in Britain.