New York University, the Louvre and Guggenheim Museums all plan to open up branches in the Emirates. The structures that will house these cultural entities are being built by workers living and working in very difficult situations.
Liberian Pastor Peter Flomo has seen the effect of Ebola in his own congregation. Now he's on a mission to stop its spread with handwashing. He thinks a $15 plastic bucket filled with water and bleach may help.
Every parent knows their kids are more than just their grades. Still, they also tell kids grades matter. No wonder an English elementary school headmaster set off a social media storm when she helped write a letter to students telling them not worry so much about their scores, since "there are many ways of being smart."
Water is the most precious resource for communities around the globe. Yet, surprisingly, aid projects to drill wells in Kenya often failed because people didn't maintain the wells. Now communities are taking responsibility for cooperatively managing their water and their success is leading them to tackle other problems, like education.
Last week, the US military began allowing women into combat units, opening up 33,000 army jobs previously off-limits to women. Israel is one of the most gender-integrated armies in the world, but the debate over whether women really are fit for combat still rages.
The tiny Peruvian town of Yura is badly in need of basic services like water and medical care. But its regional government is using millions to build a different project: a dinosaur park. That decision is sparking a backlash.
Manu Prakash wants everyone to have a microscope in their pocket. If you're thinking back to the high school lab, it might seem tough. But this new $1 "origami microscope" will turn your notion of a microscope on its head.
Somehow poverty abroad seems far worse than poverty in the US. Yet the statistics show 25% of all American kids live in poverty. Journalist Tamar Charney brought her early experience with poverty in Venezuela to her coverage of poverty in Detroit.
The last emperors of China, the Qing Dynasty, were Manchus. Their language is close to dying out in modern China, so now there's a last-ditch effort to save it, and the link it provides to China's history and traditional medicine.
You've heard about Parking Day, right? Well, the idea is to reclaim open space one parking spot at a time to demonstrate that cities are for people, not just for trucks and cars. Do you think this will go over well in one of Ireland's busiest cities?
See the makeover that transforms a poor and smart South African Cinderella into a beauty queen for a night. By day, she's a student in a remarkable science and tech high school that lifts kids from a poor township near Cape Town into a better life.
Study abroad programs have ballooned in the last few decades, with colleges and universities offering it as a defining experience for emerging global citizens. But is it mainly play time for the well-off and overrated as a mind-broadening rite of passage?
The Roma minority face marginalization and exclusion across Europe, but activists say the situation for Slovakian Roma is among the worst. One school is taking on the task of integrating some of the once-segregated Roma children into classes.
Many University of Glasgow students supported Edward Snowden in an election for a high-profile campus position. And Tuesday, they elected Snowden as their new rector. They don't expect Snowden to be able to travel to Scotland. But they figure he can still fill the role through the Net.
More Americans are looking for work than in 26 years. The dollar keeps getting weaker. But for foreign companies looking to invest in the United States, America looks pretty attractive.The World's Jason Margolis profiles one state: Mississippi.
Haiti's infrastructure for things like clean water and sewage disposal was primitive before last week's earthquake. Now, out of tragedy arises the opportunity to rebuild it up to modern standards. Marina Giovannelli has our story.
Relief workers, doctors and military troops continue to work hard to help earthquake survivors in Haiti. There are reports of hospitals and clinics running out of medicine. Marco Werman speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Christopher Rhoads.
Today's Geo Quiz links North, Central, and South America. The answer is the American Cordilleran System. Jacob Thompson and some friends rode the whole thing on their mountain bikes. He tells us about their trip.
The northern city of Kirkuk is ground zero for a potential conflict following the planned US withdrawal: In his second story from Kirkuk, reporter Ben Gilbert looks at the role Kirkuk plays in the Iraq vote.
A group of military veterans is barnstorming across America on a bus. The veterans are calling on US leaders to get the nation running on clean energy. The World's Jason Margolis took a ride on the bus.