President Barack Obama is traveling in Alaska, the base for any effort by the US to have a larger presence in the Arctic. One to-do on his bucket list is to make sure the US has more than just two working icebreakers in the region. Russia currently owns 40 functioning icebreakers with 11 more in the works.
British blogger Shaun Usher has been collecting remarkable letters from around the globe and throughout history — and publishing them on his blog. Now, he's collected some of the best in his book, Letters of Note.
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.
After this week's attacks around Boston, the common, household pressure cooker has become associated with death, destruction and the Boston Marathon. But this fairly simple pot is a crucial cooking tool around the world. And it's going to need an image makeover.
At a Los Angeles Korean festival recently, attendees got a special treat. A humanoid robot from Virginia Tech was on of the shows -- and it performed the dance to Psy's Gangnam Style to roars of approval.
Chong's Oriental Market in Columbia, Mo., has been serving the city's Asian community for nearly 25 years. But as the community has diversified, owner Daewun Shin has added staples and ingredients from a whole host of other communities, especially those from Africa.
Ethiopia answered the call of the United Nations in the 1950s and sent three battalions to South Korea to repulse the North Korean offensive. Along the way, they distinguished themselves for their valor, but also for their tradition of bringing all of their war dead home with them — a tradition embraced by the United States soon after.
Parks and natural areas can be an important part of international diplomacy and peace building between countries in conflict. That's according to University of Vermont professor Saleem Ali who edited the new book "Peace Parks: Conservation and Conflict Resolution." Dr. Ali talked with host Bruce Gellerman.
The Netherlands beat the Dominican Republic in a huge upset over the weekend. Jeff Beresford-Howe, The Takeaway's sports contributor brings us World Baseball Classic highlights including details on this legendary play.