Adults in Switzerland could be in for a windfall, under a proposal set for a national referendum. The government would provide every adult $2,750 a month, every month, in what's known as a "basic income." One economist says it's not as whacky as it may seem to us.
There may be a counterintuitive explanation for the deep freeze that hit New England this winter: The rapidly warming Arctic is causing big disruptions in the jet stream, which carries weather across North America. Is this the worst winter you've experienced?
The discovery of two giant holes in the ground in far northern Russia is raising all kinds of speculation about their origin. No one yet knows for sure how they were formed, but a leading scientist is pointing to an ever-more usual suspect—climate change.
A new study of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has found that the population of the behemoths there has bounced back to near pre-whaling levels. But other populations of blues elsewhere are not doing nearly as well.
Today's answer is the Iditarod National Trail in Alaska, where America's last great gold rush began 100 years ago today. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Kevin Keeler, the trail's administrator.
In little Cordova, Alaska, a town accessible only by air and sea, they're struggling with removing the 130 inches of snow that have fallen in December and the first eight days of January — and more snow is on the way.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned today that the era of inexpensive natural gas is coming to an end. As one of the world's largest gas producers, Russia is a key player in the energy market.