In the first discovery of its kind, a telescope in Chile has detected a baby gas giant forming in the dust cloud around a nearby star.
North Korea's 3G cellular network is up and running, as proven by a warm "hello" sent out through Twitter. 3G service is new to North Korea, but its own citizens cannot use it.
Elba Esther Gordillo is widely blamed for an educational system that has kept Mexican children scoring lower on standardized tests than most other countries of its size or importance.
Silvio Berlusconi's party appears to have won Italy's upper house, thereby likely preventing one-time presumptive premier Pier Luigi Bersani from forming a governing coalition.
Ikea was drawn into Europe's widening horse meat scandal Monday as authorities said they had detected horse meat in the furniture giant's frozen meatballs. Ikea sold the meatballs, labeled as beef and pork, in 13 countries across Europe.
The sequester spending cuts set to kick in March 1 address a serious long-term problem. But are they needed this year and in this way? No one thinks it's a perfect step.
His nonprofit group, called GOONJ, collects and gives away used clothing. The twist: The needy 'pay' for their clothes by doing service work in their communities.
A study of Siberian caves suggests that a rise of only 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit could melt vast areas of permafrost, which would in turn accelerate warming.
The Swiss city of Basel is hosting its annual carnival, Fasnacht, this week. But while as colorful as those in Rio and New Orleans, Fasnacht's floats and lanterns have a decidedly political bent.
The theft of $50 million in diamonds from the Brussels Airport Monday night may be due to airport police under-staffing, and could shake confidence in Belgium's multibillion dollar diamond industry.