Global Scan

Need a primer on how we got into the crisis in Crimea?

Russia's conga line through Crimea has left many of us scratching our heads. The online site Mashable offers nine basic questions, and answers. That story, plus a look at an Indian grocery store's social media marketing plan gone wrong and the music inspiring Venezuela's protesters.


PechaKucha humanitarians now help at home

The World's Clark Boyd reports on a group of architects and designers around the globe who organize day-long events to generate ideas and money for disaster relief. This time, it is for Japan, the home of the people who started the effort back in 2003.