The U.S. is participating in a historic diplomatic push to curb Iran's nuclear program. Some argue that the inroads on the nuclear issue may persuade Iran — which supports Hezbollah and the Syrian regime — to play a more constructive role in the region on other issues. But that's far from certain.
During Seattle's 34-7 win over New Orleans, the home team's fans went wild. They stomped so hard that a nearby seismometer's needle moved. Meanwhile, the noise at CenturyLink Field was louder than a jet engine.
Four people were killed and more than 60 were injured when the commuter train derailed Sunday. Investigators say they've found no problems with its brakes. They reported earlier that it entered a curve going 82 mph — more than 50 mph more than the speed limit.
The most worrisome element of climate change isn't a gradual increase in global temperatures. The National Academy of Sciences says we need to be concerned about — and better prepared for — abrupt changes. A new study outlines ways to anticipate and prepare for rapid changes that could affect everything from agriculture to sea level.
A South African diving team expecting to find only bodies three days after the vessel sunk instead located the ship's cook, Harrison Okene, alive.
The space agency has announced plans to grow turnips, basil and cress on the moon by 2015. The experiment could be good news for astronauts sick of their freeze-dried fare. But researchers say the real goal is to see if humans could one day live — and farm — on the moon.
People often question why some pronounce the word "ask" as "ax." We axed several linguists, and it turns out that "ax" has long been an accepted form of the word, used by English speakers for more than a thousand years.
The finding adds more confusion to the case, because two other teams — Swiss and Russian — came to different conclusions.
The deadline to apply to legally grow and sell pot is coming up in Washington State, but growers are finding there are pros and cons to going legit. Applicants must invest big money to qualify for a license, and it's unclear what the new system will mean for existing medical growers.
Notice anything different at the grocery store this time of year? A hint of pumpkin spice? A peppermint twist? An abundance of eggnog flavored items?
“This is something that happens every year and companies such as Kellogg’s and Kraft don’t mess around” says Venessa Wong, associate editor at Bloomberg's Businessweek. She wrote about the trend.
The last quarter of the year -- October through December -- tends to be the busiest time for grocery stores says Wong. Their success over competitors can have a lot to do with the special "holiday" foods the grocery store has to offer and how it’s displayed. And Wong says, “it totally works.”
Both grocery stores and food manufacturers have figured out how to tap into customer loyalty through these yearly flavored offerings.
Starbucks is one example of a retailer that’s figured out how to do holiday flavors right with their Pumpkin Spice Latte and other flavored coffee beverages. And back at the grocery store, coffee creamer companies have followed suit with their own versions of the flavors.
But all these holiday-themed food items don't sit well with everybody. Kai Ryssdal, for one, is not a fan.
This final note, a sequel of sorts to our YouTube science videos story.
Just to completely dispel any notion you might have had that the internet is a force for good, Buzzfeed talked to the folks at YouTube about what are called "haul videos." Shoppers showing off what they've bought.
There are 800,000 haul videos on YouTube, which have more combined views than Gagnam Style, the South Korean music video which just passed 1.8 billion views.
Jang Song Thaek, who was close to Kim Jong Un's late father, was reportedly dismissed from a top post on the country's key military committee. Two of his aides are said to have been executed.
A fifth century Byzantine monastery in Turkey is finally slated for renovation. But the government wants to turn it into a mosque. It's just one of several conversions of historically Christian sites that the government is considering, a move the country's dwindling number of Greeks decry.