The former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio has both opposed liberation theology as well as criticized capitalism. And while Pope Francis' positions are in line with his predecessors on economic matter, his Latin American background may lead to an emphasis on those issues.
Neonicotinoids are pesticides widely used to coat the seeds of agricultural plants, especially corn. But some evidence suggests these chemicals may also be poisoning bees. A tell-tale clue: reports of massive bee die-offs that all took place during corn-planting season.
Google's yet-to-be-released wearable computer sounds amazing, like something out of science fiction. But not everyone is in awe, and some groups, and even one lawmaker, say the technology raises concerns that need to be addressed.
The court is expected to issue an opinion on a separate affirmative action case, soon. But the Michigan case is bound to have broader implications.
Henna tattoos have become a popular beach souvenir and tween fashion accessory. But some are made not with the henna plant, but with a chemical that can cause a painful allergic reaction, the Food and Drug Administration warns.
Move over, tuna fish, shrimp and clam chowder. Alligator is here for your Friday Lenten meals, thanks to confirmation from the archbishop of New Orleans that it is, in fact, a seafood.
China state media say Beijing will purchase four submarines and 24 advanced fighter jets from Russia.
In 1997, DeGeneres chose a very public forum — her television sitcom — to announce, "I'm gay." The entertainer's career has tracked the seismic shift in public opinion on gays and same-sex marriage.
The attack on the Syrian capital appeared to be one of, if not the most intense to date. The United Nations says it's moving part of its staff in Damascus for security reasons.
In a Yale Daily News editorial, Will Portman explains how he came out to his parents and how Sen. Rob Portman's views on gay marriage evolved
Condoms have evolved little since latex ones were first manufactured in the 1920s. Bill Gates is hoping to change that. His foundation is giving $100,000 to anyone who can come up with a condom that men or women actually want to wear.
With a case examining the use of race in the University of Texas admissions process still undecided, the court surprised observers by accepting yet another affirmative action case for next term. This one, from Michigan, tests whether voters, by referendum, can bar race-conscious admissions programs in higher education.
Woods' personal life and professional life crumbled in 2010. Now, he seems to have mended both. This is the first time Woods is No. 1 since Oct. 30, 2010.
The Z10 was supposed to be BlackBerry's salvation, but early reports show the launch didn't go so well.
The Islamist group Gamaa al-Islamiya recently agreed to handle security during a strike by police in the city of Assiut; the police returned to work the next day. But the group says it will continue to provide services such as trash pickup, reflecting the larger problem of a deteriorating Egyptian government.
The U.S. won a World Cup qualifying game under near-blizzard conditions in Denver. Costa Rica says the conditions were unacceptable and FIFA should grant them a rematch.
Be honest, had you heard of the school before its men's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16? Well, here are 10 things to know about the new darlings of the court.
The Jews of Ribadavia, a small medieval town in the north of Spain, are long gone. But no matter: The town's plan to host its first Passover Seder in centuries is aimed at tourists. Like many cities across Spain, Ribadavia hopes reclaiming its Jewish history will also boost its economy.
One dedicated to anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman and a stretch of New Mexico wilderness are among the newly established monuments.
A longtime reporter, columnist and bureau chief for The New York Times, Lewis gained fame for his coverage of the court in the 1960s.