Hernando Colón was the illegitimate son of famed explorer Christopher Columbus. His love of books inspired him to attempt an ambitious dream: store all of the world's books in one place. He summarized much of the information in his "Libro de los Epítomes," which has recently been rediscovered.
Danish inventor Peter Madsen was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering, sexually mutilating and dismembering a Swedish female journalist with premeditation aboard his home-made submarine in Copenhagen harbor in 2017.
While it's been unusually cold and snowy in much of Europe, the Arctic has been seeing record warm temperatures and a huge loss of ice. Here's how the two are linked, and what they might have to do with climate change.
The launch of futures by the world's biggest derivatives exchange operator, and by its rival Chicago-based exchange CBOE Global Markets a week earlier, had been hailed by many as the moment that bitcoin reached the investment mainstream.
Many experts believe renewable energy and distributed microgrids can save costs and be a better solution to extreme weather. Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure could present an opportunity to make this a reality.
Anchor Lisa Mullins has details on a new Danish government directive that requires the state broadcaster to emphasize its role as a promoter of Danish culture including the nation's "Christian cultural heritage."
Better Place, an electric car company, aims to put electric cars -- and the infrastructure to power them -- on roads in the next four years. Living on Earth talks with Wired magazine's Daniel Roth about the startup's unique approach to greening roadways.
Danes are caught up in a fierce debate about the expression of Islamic values in Danish society, as Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Toger Seidenfaden the editor in chief of the Danish daily "Politiken".
For today's Geo Quiz -- we're looking for the Scandinavian city that's home to one of Europe's oldest zoos. It's Copenhagen. The city's zoo recently opened its new Elephanthus, a 50-million dollar elephant-friendly facility, as Deirdre Kennedy reports.
Holland-based 'Triodos' Bank has managed to weather the global financial crunch so far -- by sticking to its socially minded agenda. The World's Marco Werman finds out more from Charles Middleton, the bank's managing director in the United Kingdom.
Dutch avant-garde composer Stephen Emmer has a new "music and spoken word project." The World's April Peavey tells us how Emmer wrote the music to complement the words of old recordings by writers such as Jorge Luis Borges.