Conversations at the World Cafe
Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a jail term, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete, says the head of South Africa's Olympic committee.
Also: new wildfires destroy homes in California; Sweden votes in a new government; and a contestant from New York wins the Miss America title for the third year in a row.
Pro-Russia separatists who control the city of Donetsk appear to have launched a push to take the city's airport, still defended by Kiev's forces.
Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.
Representatives from more than 20 countries have gathered in the French capital to form a coalition to defeat the insurgency.
The autofill feature on Facebook substitutes the words grandma and grandpa with the name of hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash.
Colorado authorities say people in multiple locations were playing a computer game. One player apparently made a fake 911 call, summoning police to a bogus shooting.
A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.
The Smithsonian Institution has asked volunteers to transcribe handwritten material from its vast collection. We meet a couple of the transcribers and hear what they've been working on.
Alfredo Rios, aka El Komander, is the Jay Z of Mexican drug balladeers. He says government pressure, in the form of fines and banned or canceled concerts, is forcing him to think about retirement.
The issue of blue-green algae in lakes took the spotlight in August after the Ohio city of Toledo banned its drinking water for two days. Toledo could be a wake-up call for people around Lake Erie.
Representatives of more than two dozen nations are in Paris, debating how to stop militants from the group the Islamic State. French President Francois Hollande says the group is a global threat.
The very first Formula E all-electric car race took place over the weekend in Beijing. Promoters hope the 10-race series will boost sales of alternative fuel cars.
We know that eating food fills us up. But research indicates looking at photos of food might have the same effect.
U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.
As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.
Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage talks about three people who inspired him to be curious: his dad, a former Earth-science teacher, and physicist Richard Feynman.
Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up.
Director James Cameron's blockbuster films create unreal worlds. He reveals his childhood fascinations and how they fueled the passion behind his movies.