There’s a new front opening in the effort to pump oil out of Canada’s tar sands. Plans to build pipelines to the south to the Gulf of Mexico and to the west to the Pacific Ocean are in question. Now TransCanada wants to head east from Alberta to refineries on the Atlantic.
Pacemakers cost thousands of dollars in the US. That's a price that many patients can't afford in the developing world. So researchers and a non-profit organization are working to reuse pacemakers after their owners die.
You've probably never heard of featherbowling, even if you're from Belgium, the country where the now-obscure sport originated. But in Detroit, a league of die-hard featherbowlers keeps the tradition alive.
In Africa's child-centered cultures, women who cannot give birth often endure stigma, scorn, and social isolation. A rare clinic in South Africa offers high-tech fertility treatment to those of low-income.