Celtic superstar Carlos Núñez, from the region of Galicia in northeastern Spain, has been called “The Seventh Chieftain.”
An audio recording from a new NASA satellite got The World’s environment editor Peter Thomson thinking about what humans can wreck, and what we can’t.
We have an update on a crowd-sourcing project in Britain that has yielded some amazing data, and some amazing visualizations.
Amsterdam already has excellent public transportation options ranging from fast trains to canal boats. Now, in addition to buses, taxis, and bicycles, you can catch a ride on a bright green electric scooter called a Hopper.
Tim Maia was a Brazilian musician whose music was intertwined with personal stories of excess and controversy. He died in 1998 at the age of 55. Musician Roger Bruno performed with Tim Maia at a time when both were trying to establish their careers.
Over the weekend, violence in the city of Aleppo, Syria, continued to claim lives. It also claimed a piece of Syria’s cultural heritage, its centuries-old covered market. Hundreds of shops were destroyed by fire in the souk, which UNESCO recognizes as a World Heritage Site.
Indian photographer Poulomi Basu has captured images of the first batch of women soldiers guarding the dangerous India-Pakistan border. Many of these woman soldiers are young and poor and Basu photographed them as they transformed from women to soldiers. Host Marco Werman talks with Poulomi Basu.
German scientists have discovered that 11th century statue of the Buddhist god Vaisravana was made out of a chunk of iron meteorite that slammed into Central Asia some fifteen thousand years ago. The Iron Man statue was found and taken from Tibet by the Nazis in the 1930′s and brought to Germany. Elmar Buchmer, a geologist at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, says he believes it’s the only human figure ever to have been found that is carved out of a meteorite stone.
British songsmith Ben Howard talks about and sings a tune from his debut CD “Every Kingdom”.
Race could give town first Serb mayor since Ratko Mladic’s forces killed 8,000 in the Bosnian town. Serb candidate says it’s time to move, but survivors say moving on is moving backward.
The performance, and subsequent jail sentence, of the feminist art collective members has opened a deep and divisive debate on relations between church and state in Russia.
A North Vietnamese soldier’s frayed diary that was returned to Vietnam by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta earlier this year, has now been presented to the soldier’s family at a ceremony in their home village in the northern province of Hai Duong, 46 years after the soldier was killed in action in the Vietnam War.
In Ireland, the company that makes Guinness stout created a holiday – Arthur’s Day – to celebrate Guinness and boost sales. But some pub owners say the need for marketing events like that show how Ireland’s pub culture is changing.
Joe Wong originally left China to study biochemistry in the US, but is now a full-time, stand-up comedian. He speaks with anchor Aaron Schachter about his career change and his material.
Mahmoud Takes Manhattan in this slideshow of cartoons about the Iranian president’s visit to the UN General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders in New York. Ahmadinejad has enjoyed the freedom to insult during his visit and President Obama has enjoyed the freedom to express his vigorous defense of the value of freedom of speech. But he still has a lot of convincing to do.