Suffolk county in Long Island has sued several family members, and Connecticut and New York are considering criminal fraud and racketeering charges against leading family members
Beset by war, violence and political instability, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is not the ideal place to be trying to stamp out sleeping sickness, a killer illness. But that is what is happening.
Phil Merrill's skills are in global demand after he helped make Alberta, Canada, one of the world's only rat-free jurisdictions.
Now that the home for its next headquarters has been chosen, losing cities are revealing how they tried to sweeten the deal.
Think the "bleeding" vegan burger about to hit Tesco shelves is a bold move? How about a brined, smoked watermelon?
Decades after it became part of the fabric of our lives, a worldwide revolt against plastic is under way.
As more than 8,000 fire crews battle the Camp and Woolsey fires and hotels fill in Chico, residents find refuge in unofficial shelters.
Technology can make it look as if anyone has said or done anything. Is it the next wave of (mis)information warfare?
We all have an innate ability to pick a face out of a crowd. But some can memorize thousands of people – often seen only fleetingly on CCTV.
Due to its unparalleled exposure to natural disasters, Manizales in central Colombia is globally recognized for its innovative approach to prevention and response.
A lack of broadcast coverage has left female fighters underexposed and underpaid. But the Olympics and talented athletes have changed the status quo
In 1910, four gold prospectors summited North America's tallest mountain in a single day, using little more than donuts and rudimentary equipment. But were they telling the truth?
When high doses of painkillers led to widespread addiction, it was called one of the biggest mistakes in modern medicine. But this was no accident.
Motivational speaker Emile Ratelband compares bid to alter age to gender change.
Egyptologists have stumbled across a ramp that helps explain how huge blocks of stones were hauled into place.
Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated — and influential — than any of us realize.
The lawsuit was filed a day after Edmund Zagorski was executed at a Tennessee maximum security prison using the electric chair.
It had cars on rails, 100% recycling and a nuclear power station in the centre, all covered by a massive dome. So what went wrong with Athelstan Spilhaus's vision of the future?
A new study reveals how the wealthy engage in "stealth politics": quietly advancing unpopular, inequality-exacerbating, highly conservative policies.
Hundreds of thousands of people have already discussed the last great taboo at one of Michael Hebb's "death dinners." Here he offers some advice for the rest of us.