Ten events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2013.
In our search for dramatic solutions to poverty, we sometimes miss the small innovations that could make a big difference in reducing inequality.
From hacktivism to cyberwarfare, the dangers that define the digital age.
The Internet is revolutionizing universities, giving pretty much anyone, anywhere access to a world-class education. Here are seven massive online open course providers you need to know about.
The Great Firewall is neither great, nor a firewall. Discuss.
The lowdown on America's maybe-next secretary of state.
David Petraeus had critics before scandal struck -- they just tended to fly under the radar.
7 things the U.N. can finally get around to doing now that the U.S. election is over.
Barack Obama's election triumph is only days old, but already the buzz has shifted from the horserace to the coming shakeups among his top aides and cabinet secretaries. To help the president out, we asked seven top thinkers to select the brain trust that Obama should have at his side as he retools his foreign policy for a second term.
A guide to the world news you should get caught up on now that the election is over.
With Election Day finally upon us, it's worth reflecting on what a difference four years makes.
If the president wins again on Nov. 6, he might fire up an Etch-a-Sketch of his own.
From the failed Mongol invasion of Japan to Cyclone Nargis, six storms that changed the course of history.
The 2012 vice-presidential debate might not be a game-changer, but that doesn't mean it won't be entertaining.
Pundits usually do a terrible job predicting the winner of the world's most prestigious peace award. With that caveat in mind, here goes...
From French breakfast sandwiches to Japanese shrimp burgers, the international creations that helped McDonald's win the Great Recession.