In researching death, a reporter finds a surprise: "Yes, it would have been great to hear Mozart playing live. Or maybe watch Shakespeare putting on a show. But until recently, life for most people was nasty, brutish and above all —short."
Google has teamed up with two other organizations with the hope of fighting illegal fishing on the high seas. The digital mapping organization SkyTruth and marine advocacy group Oceana are pushing to create technologies that can help change the way we fish.
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists who developed a way to see the world at an even smaller scale. But even though our ability to see into the "nano-dimension" is new, the use of nanotechnology is older than you might think.
Some Muslims have had enough of being told they should apologize for violent Islamic extremists. After President Obama brought the subject up at the UN, many Muslims took to Twitter to sarcastically say "sorry" for everything from algebra to coffee to colorful hijabs.
Soccer's governing body FIFA is being sued in California over the sport's handling of concussions. One key to the debate over concussions in soccer is whether FIFA will change its rigid substitution rules at the top professional and international levels.
Photographer Michael Muller's love of sharks takes him into the water and outside of the protection of cages to get as close as possible to his animal subjects. He also photographs celebrities — but won't admit which group is scarier to shoot.
"Twitch plays Pokemon" was the idea of an anonymous programmer in Australia. He modified one of the original Pokemon games made for the Game Boy and launched it on the Internet. During the last few weeks, around a million players tried to control one character in the same videogame at the same time. Millions more watched and argued about the game.
Jesse Bering says that evolution has shaped us into religious beings. Beyond that, he finds that even though there is no scientific proof that god exists, believing in god has psychological and health benefits.
Noel King, managing producer for The Takeaway, looks at why the U.S. should be keeping a close eye on what's happening in Yemen, as well as in Iran. We also talk to Charlie Herman about the politics of the U.S. budget.
Prices for everything are expected to go up. Motoko Rich of The New York Times says add more expensive overseas labor costs and utilities to the mix, and you may be looking at paying considerably more for those new jeans this fall.
Annia Ciezadlo explores the relationship between food and war in her new book, "Day of Honey: a Memoir of Food, Love, and War." A correspondent in Iraq and Lebanon for seven years, Annia Ciezadlo says that preparing meals helped her report.
Sunday marks 25 years since the U.S. Senate ratified the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Adam Jones, professor of political science at the University of British Columbia, joins us.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. President Kennedy started the program March 1st, 1961. Since then, more than 200,000 Americans have served. The World's Marco Werman is a veteran. Were you a Peace Corps volunteer, too?
For today's Geo Quiz, we head to the frozen north. We have heard a lot about the problem of melting ice as climate change warms up the Arctic. But scientists are also worried about something else that is melting up there — permafrost.