Instability in Congo affects human rights there, and the cost of cellphones in the US.
Artist Florentijn Hofman created a three-story rubber duck as a traveling art installation touring the world. More than giant bath toy, Mr. Hofman has turned duck visitors into art themselves.
One of Europe's most comprehensive welfare states is trying to build a 'participation society' – asking people to do more to help each other before turning to the government for aid.
The Nuclear Materials Security Index notes progress in several countries. In the last two years, seven have given up most of their weapons-grade uranium and plutonium, while others are tightening security measures.
‘The Goldfinch,’ the 1654 painting by Carel Fabritius, appears on the cover of Donna Tartt’s new novel.
The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize went today to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is currently working to destroy Syria's stockpile. Nobel highly valued disarmament efforts.