Borat Who? The oil-rich former Soviet country is becoming a major player in the world energy sector, building ties with both Russia and the United States.
The rebirth of bicycle ridership has been a triumph for some, a curse for others. While bicycle infrastructure has been found to save cities money, not all urban dwellers appreciate what it means for the state of civic transit.
Syracuse is adding itself to a growing list of cities that want to remove highways running through urban centers. Cities such as Milwaukee and San Francisco successfully tore down highways and ushered in an age of urban development and renewal.
Some say voting via the internet is the future of democracy. But Norwegians' fears relating to security and anonymity have caused the government to end its e-voting experiment.
As Americans prepare to shoot off fireworks on July 4, let's take a look at how other nations celebrate their holiday equivalents.
Despite the ivory trade having been prohibited for 25 years, tens-of-thousands of elephants are illegally killed in Africa every year. The West African nation of Togo has turned to technology to help it combat ivory smuggling.
The northeast Asian nation most famous for Genghis Khan is raising its profile on the world stage by courting foreign investment, boosting its worldwide diplomatic presence, and adopting a self-sufficient energy policy.
A new startup offers a solution to the problem of urban congestion: Collect data from transit programs, calculate estimated peak travel times, and offer rewards to commuters who avoid those periods.
The meters, which roll out later this year, represent the city's latest attempt to control air pollution. Drivers of electric cars will get to park for free, while those with diesel cars should probably consider taking public transportation.
The proposed plan would gradually increase the wage over the next several years. If approved by city lawmakers, it would be one of the highest minimum rates in the world.
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.
It's the first European country to allow parents to specify "X," giving them time to decide whether to have their child undergo sex-reassignment surgery. Some say the new law doesn't go far enough to address issues faced by intersex adults.
Starpath, a material currently being prototyped in a British park, absorbs UV rays during the day and releases them at night, creating a visible glow.
The FAA has lifted regulations restricting the use of certain electronic devices during flight. However, it's leaving it up to the airlines to prove how well their planes can tolerate the extra interference.
University of Tokyo researcher Huai-Chien Chang says that a missile outfitted with supplies and programmed to land softly could provide help within an hour.