Their 19-month-old daughter plunged underwater. The mother couldn't swim. She got the life jacket while her husband dived under the surface, trying to save one of the hundreds of migrants after their Europe-bound vessel capsized.
It may sound gruesome, but researchers say they can produce safer cars by using cadavers in some crash tests. The US pioneered the technique in the 1930s and now Europe is ready to use cadavers, as well as test dummies.
A top court in Europe ruled Tuesday that individuals there can ask search engines to remove links to online data they find objectionable. But the decision has left experts with more questions than answers.
India's new prime minister wants to clean up his country — and he's making all of his underlings go along with it. A leader in Delhi, though, may have missed the point. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Spain's National Police were feared under dictator Francisco Franco. Now one man is harnessing Twitter to win followers, friends and citizen help in catching criminals. And he's proud to have amassed more followers than the FBI.
We need to be moving to a model where activists demand "no representation without conversation," said Zeynep Tufekci in a discussion about privacy, social media censorship, hashtag activism and global youth protests at the South by Southwest festival in Austin.