Blackburn, in West Lothian, Scotland is the hometown of Susan Boyle, the singing sensation who wowed judges on the British TV show "Britain's Got Talent."
A group of architects have joined forces to design buildings that use no fossil fuels by the year 2030.
A pair of Pakistani professors sings songs of protest -- the music is new, but the lyrics are based on the words of iconic poets from the past.
A new tool available called FrontlineForms could help collect health, agricultural, and human rights data via a mobile phone network in many parts of the world.
A virtual reality game based on the 1980s video game PacMan is gaining popularity in France; it's called Urban PacMan.
Italian car company Fiat's transformation from the butt of jokes to Chrysler's potential savior.
Musician Quincy Jones has circulated a petition urging the White House to appoint a "minister of culture."
Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo argues that stopping most aid to Africa would spur economic growth.
Wikipedia now has more than 2 million articles in more than 250 languages -- author Andrew Li explains what makes the online encyclopedia tick.
Germany's government is encouraging its citizens to buy new, environmentally friendly cars by subsidizing the purchase.

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