Left to right: Smoke from a wildfire over the Athens sky; a woman walks in a village during a period of drought; students hold up a banners; the Atlantic forest in Brazil.

VIDEO: ‘The Big Fix’ explores climate change solutions around the globe

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In the ongoing series, “The Big Fix,” The World reports on what communities, individuals, governments and businesses are doing to tackle the climate crisis.

TV and movies are one way we understand people and places we’ve never had direct contact with – and maybe never will.

Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape — and change how people see the world

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A push to tackle issues of global gender inequality

Dressed as William Shakespeare and his wife Anne Hathaway, John and his wife Monica Evans join a procession to Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare was buried, marking the 450th anniversary of his birth in 2014

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Google is teaming up with environmental groups to help fight illegal fishing

African immigrants walk among rows of prefabricated container houses, which have replaced scores of tents, at the open centre for immigrants formerly known as "Tent City" in Hal Far, outside Valletta March 27, 2014. In 2013

Refugee camps are surprising hot spots of innovation


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.

In an archive photo, student Mary Duke Webber uses a microscope at Duke University at some time in the late 1930s.

How small is small? Try looking at the nano-dimension


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.

The dove has long been a symbol of peace. This white dove lives at the Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan

The world is actually becoming more peaceful — believe it or not


New research suggests that, despite this summer’s headlines, the world is actually more peaceful today than in recent history.

This satirical t-shirt was one of many images posted on Twitter under the hashtag #MuslimApologies

Frustrated Muslims are ‘sorry for algebra’ and many other things


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.

Germany's Christoph Kramer —concussion

Concussions in soccer are a real thing. So why not change the substitution rule?


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.