Outdoor advances such as low-power chips and tiny solar panels let computers get a breath of fresh air.
Radio stations are axing staff and subbing in syndicated hosts to cut costs.
Some 250 US citizens of Afghan origin have made unlikely career changes to become military interpreters.
Scottish historian Niall Ferguson explores the links between money and human progress.
Police are working to reverse a downward trend, but budget cuts ahead may make the job harder.
When a teacher decides to sell space on his calculus tests, most students approve and the media beat a path to his door.
As their ranks swell, singles reach out to others, pamper themselves, or simply relish their solitude.