America leads the world in drug overdose deaths and opioid consumption. And it has a lot to do with the ways prescription painkillers are advertised and regulated in the US compared to other countries.
You may have noticed that more and more wine bottles — even expensive ones — are increasingly coming with screw tops and synthetic stoppers. You might not think much about the stopper when you make a purchase, but cork producers want you to start. They're mounting a campaign to show that real cork is better for the planet.
In 1498, Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama made history by becoming the first European to reach Asia by sea, ushering in the world's first episode of globalization. Naval archaeologists have just published their findings into one of his lost ships, providing insights into the earliest days of European imperialism.
The fate of the US national soccer team is still up in the air. After a heartbreaking draw against Portugal on Sunday, everything now rides on their final game against Germany on Thursday. Reporter and soccer player Anders Kelto explains what needs to happen for the US to make it to the next round of the World Cup.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Portuguese island of Madeira. Its most famous son is soccer superstar Ronaldo. He's been acquired by the Spanish team Real Madrid for 131 million dollars. We get details from Forbes London bureau chief Parmy Olson.
Late last week, the European Union was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize — an award that celebrates individuals and organizations that move the world toward a more peaceful state. But the award comes at a time of upheaval in the EU, with financial troubles fracturing the unifying force.