High demand coupled with poor yields have top chocolate companies raising wholesale prices. The future of the industry is bleak as social, economic, and environmental factors could cause cocoa bean production to crash. Although this isn't exactly an economical depression, that's the emotion most chocoholics are feeling right now.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked Germany first and Mexico last in a rating of major economies and energy efficiency.
After six long years of crawling, the post-recession economy is finally picking up a runner's pace. Here's why you should feel confident about the now thriving recovery.
John B. Judis of New Republic argues that the United States is powerless to combat the breaking down of nonsensical Middle East borders drawn nearly a hundred years ago by colonial powers.
Newly designated World Heritage sites in France, Botswana, and the United States push UNESCO's list into the quadruple digits.
Over a decade of violence and war across the globe has resulted in over 50 million displaced people. With few of them able to return home, the international community must make strides to tackle the crisis before it gets worse.
Despite a media-driven narrative that the World Cup and similar events promote international unity, passion-driven sports events have a tendency to bring out the worst in people.
Despite previous research and anecdotes about the germiness of airplane bathrooms, scientists found that some dangerous pathogens lived for days on seat-back pockets and armrests.
As Adobe recovers from a security breach involving information from 38 million active users, a security researcher has identified the most common passwords employed. At the top of the list: "123456."
By creating a computer-generated 10-year-old Filipina girl, Terre des Hommes Netherlands drew attention to the growing problem of webcam child sex tourism. To date they've given the identities of over 1,000 predators to authorities.
In 2012, demand exceeded supply by 300 million cases, a number Morgan Stanley analysts say is "the deepest shortfall in over 40 years of records."
A team of Washington high school students has developed an easy-to-install lock that teachers could quickly place on a door in case of an intruder emergency. They have received a grant to help them develop the product further.
This isn't an historical document: The Global Slavery Index describes conditions happening today for nearly 30 million people who are being held illegally against their will.
A special issue of Climatic Change, published this month, places focus on how traditional knowledge from native tribes can help scientists develop better adaptation strategies.