With many of its biggest cities are already bursting at the seams, India is working on its first 'smart' city, with gleaming towers, drinking water on tap, automated waste collection, and a dedicated power supply – luxuries to many Indians.
In a Nairobi, Kenya, slum, residents used technology to map the area, a key first step in solving problems from waste removal to street lighting. Those with phones can now report problems more accurately.
Harlem Globetrotters' Hi-Lite Bruton and Ant Atitkson (far l.) watch teammate Flight Time Lang help Pope Francis spin the ball on his finger as they meet during the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Wednesday.
Gwyneth Paltrow faces a social media backlash for participating in a food bank challenge to live on a $29 grocery budget for a week. Critics accuse her of mocking the experience of hunger. But such celebrity challenges can raise awareness and funds.
Pauli Murray was an attorney, professor, author, and the first black woman to be a priest in the Episcopal Church. To raise her profile, he National Trust for Historic Preservation has named her house a national treasure.