In the ongoing series, “The Big Fix," The World reports on what communities, individuals, governments and businesses are doing to tackle the climate crisis.
We often think of refugee camps as places where people struggle to get their basic needs met. But a lot of times these needs become the basis for innovative technologies.
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.
New research suggests that, despite this summer's headlines, the world is actually more peaceful today than in recent history.
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.
It'll be high states diplomacy when world leaders and dignitaries gather tomorrow at the UN General Assembly meeting. Host Marco Werman gets the behind-the-scenes look from Joel Rubin, a former state department official.
Colum Lynch of the Washington Post gives anchor Marco Werman a preview of this year's UN gathering. One topic that's sure to be on the agenda? Syria.
President Putin's letter in the New York has attracted a mixed response in America. But how is it being seen in the rest of the world? We hear from BBC journalists about reactions from China and Brazil.