In October 1957, a beach-ball sized metal globe hurtled through space a couple hundred miles above the United States. That orb was the first artificial Earth satellite — Sputnik. Sergei Khrushchev, former missile engineer and son of Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, remembers the US-Soviet race into space.
China may be experiencing a golden age of memorable English names. Millions of young Chinese are giving themselves English names of all shapes and sizes. But there’s also evidence that the trend may be peaking.
The Arab oil embargo of 1973-'74 changed the way Americans thought about driving, at least for a little while. Now 40 years later, it's changing again.
40 years ago this month, the Arab oil embargo of 1973-74 finally came to an end. The embargo was a bigshock to the US economy and brought promises of big changes in America's energy use. So what became of those promises?
The United Nations estimates Earth's population will reach 10 billion by 2100, which has some worrying whether we're reaching capacity. Others point out that population growth is slowing and are encouraging responsible resource consumption.
Anchor Marco Werman is fascinated by the final release of audio recordings of President Richard Nixon. The more than 300 hours of audio recordings were made public by the National Archives and Records Administration.