If only passports could talk, they would have stories to tell. By digging into the historical aspects, the dates and the travel stamps, passport collector Tom Topol has made some interesting discoveries.
Cary Fowler, founder of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the author of a new book documenting its story and its treasures, explains why humanity needs a seed vault at the top of the world to ensure the genetic diversity of our agricultural heritage.
The social network faced anger for repeatedly deleting a historic Vietnam War photo, including in a post by Norway's premier, which appears to be the first case of the social network censoring a government head.
Sweden's successful waste-to-energy program converts household waste into energy for heating and electricity. But they've run into an unusual problem: they simply aren't generating enough trash to power the incinerators, so they've begun importing waste from European neighbors.
An episode of ancient history is making news this week. New research about a catastrophic tsunami 8000 years ago was recently published. It seems the flood obliterated the people living on large islands off the coast of Europe that now lie beneath the sea. Is this where the myth of Atlantis comes from?
Expeditions to climb Mount Everest were put on hold this year, after an accident killed 16 Sherpas. But a Chinese woman reached the summit, and officials suspect she may have inappropriately used a helicopter. Meanwhile, in China, officials are using public trials to send a message to Uighur separatists, and Norway's touted prostitution reform is under attack. All that in today's Global Scan.
"Occupied" is a new 10-episode drama airing on Norwegian TV this fall and it's caused quite a diplomatic stir. The show depicts a Russian invasion of Norway and they've taken over the Nordic country's oil supply. The Russian Embassy in Oslo has criticized the show for its Cold War scare tactics.
Oil fuels your car, heats your home. It's in toys, cosmetics, some clothes, most plastics. But it too often comes from places where people are suffering or indirectly funding terror. What can you do? An author has some ideas.