October 31, 2012 The name is pretty grisly. But these annual or semi-annual festivals, which involve yak blood and take place high in the mist-wrapped highlands of Nepal, reflect the complex relationship that Buddhists have with eating meat.
October 30, 2012 Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast on Monday leaving hundreds of thousands without power and causing millions of dollars of damage.
October 29, 2012 Photos from Hurricane Sandy
October 29, 2012 Follow major points in the recent history of modern China's history, from the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to a recent political scandal that has rocked the ruling Communist Party.
October 26, 2012 From lasagna and chicken potpies to grilled cheese and mac n' cheese, American's favorite dishes are going mini — in a cupcake shape. Is this just an excuse to eat comfort food with our fingers, or does it speak more deeply about Americans' need to connect and control what we consume?
October 25, 2012 The celebrated South African photographer died Sunday at his home in Soweto. He was 82.
October 24, 2012 We're right on the verge of wiping out polio globally. But to do that, children in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan must be inoculated with the heat-sensitive vaccine — not once, but multiple times. Time to call in the donkeys.
October 23, 2012 More than two dozen people or groups have donated at least $1 million each to the new superPACs, which can raise unlimited funds to help a candidate — although without technically coordinating with that campaign. Here are those giving the most money, according to the Federal Election Commission.
October 22, 2012 Photographer Meggan Gould explores an obsession with computer screen backdrop images. What does your desktop say about you?
October 19, 2012 The competition celebrates the inner soul and beauty of animals from around the world.
October 17, 2012 Polio is deadly, but so is what's required to stamp it out once and for all in Pakistan: facing down Islamist extremists. The virus thrives in Pakistan's lawless — and largely inaccessible — tribal regions. To stop polio's spread, health workers must be courageous, clever and relentless.
October 17, 2012 Photojournalists and reporters on the campaign trail are using Instagram to transmit behind-the-scenes photos that you otherwise wouldn't see.
October 17, 2012 Northern Nigeria is the only region in the world where the number of polio cases is on the rise. International groups have poured money and volunteers into the area to combat the disease. But vaccinators face daunting challenges — from security threats like terrorist bombings to a lack of basic resources like electricity.
October 16, 2012 During the early 20th century, polio killed thousands of American children each summer and paralyzed many more. Now, as the world fights to eradicate the virus globally, we look back at the development of the polio vaccine and its successful deployment around the world.