Woman in church holding book and singing

American evangelicals are more diverse than ever. But some don’t want to be part of the ‘evangelical movement.’


Some Christians are distancing themselves from the term “evangelical” even if their beliefs remain unchanged.

Lucky Boy

The novel ‘Lucky Boy’ and a timely story of immigration and motherhood


Unlikely roommates: A Holocaust survivor and grandchild of Nazis share a home in California

Air conditioners being loaded onto a truck for delivery. Most of the world's AC units cool air with chemicals that are big contributors to global warming. A new agreement forged in Kigali, Rwanda, will phase those coolants out over then next 30 years.

Keeping our planet cooler just got a little easier

This Pakistani woman lives in extreme poverty; 60 percent of Pakistanis live on less than $2 per person per day.

Can extreme global poverty end in this century? Here’s why it looks promising

Can humans replicate this wonder of nature, to help in the battle against climate change? Leaves, and the photosynthesis that powers them, suck CO2 out of the air and turn it into a valuable raw material. Scientists are trying to do the same, and use the

Take air. Suck out CO2. Make fuel. A lab advance hints at a future for artificial photosynthesis


Researchers believe that artificial photosynthesis that sucks excess CO2 out of the air could one day help fight climate change. But capturing the gas is only half the challenge. The other half is what to do with it once you’ve got it. Lauren Sommer reports on a potentially breakthrough technology that uses artificial photsynthesis to turn CO2 from the air into industrial chemicals and natural gas.

STREET VIEW OF PRAGUE — The red dots are recordings taken from those locations. Aporee has the equivalent of 63 days worth of sound uploaded from all over the world.

Here’s what a map of the world sounds like


Want to hear the sound of London’s Millennium Bridge or the sound of metal workers in Kathmandu? You can do both on the sound map Aporee.

The Truong family arrived to the United States not long after fleeing Vietnam in 1975, when the then-capital of South Vietnam, Saigon, fell to the North Vietnamese army. Thu-Thuy Truong, far right, places bunny ears above her brother, Sy.

New to America, this young Vietnamese refugee wanted to ‘erase’ his past


A brother and sister remember their abrupt start to a new life in America after they fled collapsing South Vietnam. It’s one story among the many collected by StoryCorps from Vietnamese refugees whose lives were changed by the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Not all Muslims agree on Ramadan’s start and end date

Lifestyle & Belief

Some Muslims look to the night sky for signs indicating the start and end of Ramadan. Others look to astronomical calculations for an answer. Reporter Hana Baba says the two methods peaceably coexist.

Why Rutgers Professor Hooshang Amirahmadi is Running for President of Iran

Global Politics

This year’s Iranian presidential election may be headed for a town near you. 65-year-old Iranian-American Hooshang Amirahmadi is running for president of Iran.