Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei’s unusual and outspoken art has surfaced anew on the Internet. His new music video, Dumbass, is a strongly worded song protesting China’s abuse of state power.
There’s a new study out about the risk of ocean pollution caused by shipwrecks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has come up with a map of the many, many shipwrecks that dot US coastal waters.
A flower unlike any other flower is growing at The Ohio State University’s Botanical Greenhouse. After years of cultivation, what may be the worst smelling flower in the world, the amorphophallus titanum, has bloomed.
Many of the moon rocks brought back to Earth by Apollo space missions and given to foreign countries as gifts are missing. University of Phoenix law professor Joe Gutheinz has been investigating missing moon rock cases for years and tells The World us about his latest investigation involving an eastern Mediterranean island nation.
Back around 1800 a Scottish-Canadian farmer is said to have discovered the variety of apple now named after him: McIntosh. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ontario apple farmer Phil Lyall, who explains why he had to hire a helicopter to try and save his McIntosh apple crop from a late frost this year.
Archaeologists are up in arms after learning that an ancient Mayan pyramid has been destroyed in the Central America.
Our Geo Quiz Monday takes us to a river in southern Africa where Paul Templer was leading a canoe safari back in 1996. He can’t easily forget what happened: He was half swallowed by a hippo and lived to tell the tale.
Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York provides care for nearly 2 million patients a year, and delivers medical care in more than 150 different languages. The international diversity of patients there, including many immigrants, makes the hospital a medical melting pot.
The Scottish Isle of Lewis has been granted official EU food protection for one of its traditional delicacies. The recipe for the local sausage made of cooked pigs blood, oatmeal, and spices has been handed down for hundreds of years. Can you name it?
A gang of robbers was chased through the narrow streets of Zedelgem recently by a motorcycle policeman. The thieves tossed a stolen safe out the car window and it burst open spilling a million euros into the street. What would you do?
In many cultures, homeless or indigent people are buried in a potter’s field or a common grave. In Denmark advocates for the homeless have come up with a new idea. They’re calling it a cemetery for the homeless, a final resting place for some of the estimated 5,000 homeless people in Denmark.
Our Geo Quiz can be boiled down to one simple question: Where would you find caves carved out of limestone cliffs, and filled with silk banners and colorful 8th century frescoes to attract Buddhist worshipers?
Geo Quiz: Organizers of the next World Cup in Brazil this week introduced the official musical instrument for the soccer tournament. Can you name it?
Sometimes amid the swirl of events it can be restorative just to slow down and exalt in a little bit of nature. Producer Alexa Dvorson had such a chance one recent night in Berlin, where she happened upon an early spring arrival to one of the city’s parks.
The Boston Marathon bombings investigation has focused a big spotlight on Chechnya. The two suspects’ family — the Tsarnaevs — have Chechen roots. Journalist Nathan Thornburgh blogs about the need to consider another side of Chechnya.