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.
Nearly a decade ago, Rachael Cerrotti began a search for a family story that is most often relegated to history books — the journey of a World War II refugee. But with today's political climate, her grandmother's story no longer feels so remote.
Leo Goldberger was smuggled out of Denmark to Sweden during the Nazi-occupation. He's upset by President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the US by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.
People around the world are up in arms about the way Danish zoo officials killed a healthy giraffe and fed it to the lions. But the zoo is defending its decision as a way of protecting the giraffe population from inbreeding.
'Selfie' is topping some word of the year lists. Its rise to fame has been so rapid that it doesn't exist in most other languages. Speakers of those languages just use the English word, and they don't have much choice about it if they want to be part of the conversation on social media.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
They were born minutes apart and they are both enviable craft brewers, so why won't these brothers drink a pint with each other? Journalist Jonah Weiner shares the story behind a rivalry that is delighting the beer world.
Christiania is a community in the center of Copenhagen. Musician Lukas Forchhammer grew up there in the '90s, at a time when there were no cars or streetlights and a toilet and running water were considered luxuries. Still, Lukas says Christiania had a "utopian vibe" and it helped shape the young man he is today. Lukas now fronts his band Lukas Graham; a band with a string of international hits.