A complete rundown of all the gadgets, gizmos, applications and innovations you’ll need to know about this year.
The lone member of Ghana’s Olympic ski team is undeterred by his home country’s balmy climate. As Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong prepares for Vancouver, can he make the rest of the world believe?
Three Chicagoans vie for the very first Olympic medals for women’s boxing when the sport debuts in 2012. Do they have what it takes?
Gabriel Orozco travels the world creating conceptual art that he hopes will disappoint viewers. Fortunately for us, it doesn’t.
Forget socks and ties. We searched the globe for the most stunning and unusual gifts, and the results will please everyone on your list.
The antioxidant-rich wonderfruit açai has surged in popularity. Can its source, the Brazilian Amazon, sustain the demand?
Scientist and treasure hunter Ken Hayes is searching the murky waters separating Staten Island and New Jersey to find $26 million in lost silver. He’s not the only one.
A French artist-provocateur known only as JR travels to the world’s most dangerous places and documents their underprivileged citizens—on canvases four stories tall.
After conquering the Asian market, Japanese retail giant Uniqlo sets its colorful sights on the rest of the world.
French watchmaker Richard Mille is bringing timepieces up to speed, creating the most complex, the lightest and the most extravagant available.
Ecologist Marc Slattery says cures for just about everything can be found in the ocean — and he’s diving in to find them all.
New Hampshire mainstay Clark’s Trading Post is one of the last surviving roadside attractions. And with its grizzled sideshow ogre set to retire, a writer hopes to take his place.
Detroit’s getting a bright, funky face-lift thanks to a group of artists drawn to the city’s ridiculously aff ordable housing.
Fifty years after Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Trail was hacked through the jungle, Hemispheres explores it from the seat of a motorcycle.
A world away from Sydney, the barren Aboriginal lands of Western Australia are starting to shake off their painful past.
For half a century, Cubans have kept their culture alive in Little Havana. As the U.S.- Cuba relationship thaws, what will become of this Miami neighborhood?
More than 100 years in the making, Barcelona’s exquisite Sagrada Familia cathedral, the phantasmagorical masterpiece conjured up by renowned architectural madman Antoni Gaudí, may finally, almost be nearly done.
Horse whisperer Harry Nakoa takes Hemispheres deep into Hawaii’s cowboy country.
The Maldives are among the most breathtaking places on earth. They’re also among the most endangered.
Once known as a roughhewn industrial center, Chicago has been reborn as the leader of America’s urban green movement.