David Risher, who helped Amazon become an online retail behemoth, has set his sights on a new frontier: global literacy. Using e-readers and cellphone apps, Risher's nonprofit, Worldreader, brings books to students in literature-starved communities.
Well, that depends on what you're looking for. Butterflies? Singapore's Changi can't be beat. Biergarten? Try Munich's airport. Wings? Buffalo, naturally. Chocolate? Brussels is your best bet. Here's a totally unscientific list of the best places to be stuck while you're awaiting your flight.
A computer game wants you to help survey the world's cropland. The hope is that the map will be used by organizations around the globe that are working with farmers to manage their crops better and get more out of each harvest.
Workers removed the wreckage of the helicopter that crashed into the Clutha Bar in Glasgow late Friday. Rescue personnel also were making a final sweep to ensure there weren't any more bodies in the debris, and family members of those missing expressed frustration at the pace of search efforts.
Watch what happens as a bird in western Australia lifts off with a camera and then pecks away at the lens after carrying the device about 70 miles. It's the latest in a series of fascinating scenes from eagle cams.
The prisoner complained of a toothache but says he couldn't get anyone to help him treat it. So, according to Swedish media, the 51-year-old man escaped, and went to a dentist. He had his tooth pulled and then turned himself in to authorities.
Demonstrations, often violent, are happening across Ukraine after its president refused to sign a trade agreement with the European Union. His decision came under heavy pressure from Russia, which in the past has cut off critical gas supplies to Ukraine to show its dissatisfaction. For more, Renee Montagne talks to journalist David Stern in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
In the rush to the Winter Olympics opening, Russian President Putin is bracing for a fight. His government will demand the country's biggest companies stand firm on commitments to the bankroll the games, according to an upcoming issue of Bloomberg Markets Magazine. David Greene talks to Bloomberg's Stephanie Baker about why some of Russia's wealthiest industrialists are concerned.
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