Supertrees rise up in Singapore :: Singapore's latest development will finally blossom later this month, with an imposing canopy of artificial trees up to 50 meters high towering over a vast urban oasis.
'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
Has the electric car found its range? :: Despite their green credentials, electric cars still come up short against their petrol-powered cousins when it comes to range -- how far they go before the battery needs recharging.
'Crate home' thinks outside the box :: Living in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.
ECB stirs hope ahead of summit :: With a deterioration in the Spanish outlook threatening to engulf Italy, the eurozone's monetary guardians must set aside any thoughts of the summer break when they meet in Frankfurt this week.
China's people power :: Beijing backs down on plans for a copper plant after fierce protests. Does this mean people power is working?
Crackdown on social media :: The Chinese government is trying to curb the power of social media throughout the country. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
Watch violent copper protest :: A protest over a chemical plant turns violent, leading to the cancellation of the project. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
Passenger: Drill ignored :: A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.
Captain must stay in town :: Italian judges released the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from house arrest Thursday, but ordered him not to leave his home town while the case against him continues, his lawyer said.
Tutu: End Sudan's suffering now :: As South Sudan prepares to mark a year since independence, Desmond Tutu says the humanitarian situation must be addressed.
'The Elders' seek action in Sudan :: Becky Anderson speaks to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Irish President Mary Robinson about the situation in Sudan.
The 'Bieber' explanation :: What do the Higgs Boson and Justin Bieber have in common? A physicist's analogy helps explain the discovery.
What is Higgs boson?
:: Scientists say they are almost certain they have proven the existence of the Higgs boson -- a never-before-seen subatomic particle long thought to be a fundamental building block of the universe.
Physicist explains particle :: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains the larger implications of the God Particle's discovery.
Focus turns to cruise industry :: It was one of the worst passenger ship disasters since the sinking of the Titanic a century ago. On January 13, the Costa Concordia was sailing a few hundred meters off the rocky Tuscan coastline of the island of Giglio.
Why cruiser sank :: CNN's Dan Rivers investigates what went wrong on the Costa Concordia and what the disaster means for the industry.
Photos: The 'God particle' :: Photos: Searching for the 'God particle'
Cagefighter 'cures' terrorists :: In the shadow of London's Olympic stadium, home of the Summer Games, is a hotbed of radical fundamentalism dubbed Londonistan, from where al Qaeda has already recruited for some of its most ambitious plots.
Floating turbine buoys offshore wind :: Floating wind farms could soon be powering thousands of European homes after a prototype seaborne turbine sailed through technological trials off the coast of Agucadoura, Portugal.
Man Utd bid for Van Persie stalls :: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United's attempts to sign striker Robin van Persie from Arsenal have stalled.
Brazil backs university shake-up :: The Brazilian Senate approves a bill that reserves federal university spots for students who graduate from state schools and sets up racial quotas.
Mars rover captures rocket 'footprint' :: The Mars rover Curiosity successfully raised the mast that holds many of its instruments Wednesday, giving controllers a view of the ground scorched by the rockets that deposited it on the surface.
Felix floors Jamaican sprint rivals :: Allyson Felix restored pride to American sprinting by claiming gold in the women's 200m Wednesday and denying Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica the sprint double.
Day 12: Gold track medals for U.S. :: Some of the fastest men and women in the world are preparing Wednesday to go for gold in the Olympic Stadium, with American medal hopes high in the women's 200-meter final and the men's 110-meter hurdles.
Colorful Brazilian mural stirs controversy in Boston :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/QAh1JFg668k/entertainment-us-usa-boston-mural-idUSBRE8771NH20120808
Liverpool move in on Swans' Allen :: Liverpool increase their bid for Swansea midfielder Joe Allen to £15m, triggering a release clause in his contract.
Sect 'kept children underground' :: Members of a breakaway Muslim sect in Russia's Tatarstan are charged with cruelty against children after allegedly keeping them in catacombs for years.
Standard Chartered begins fightback on Iran allegations :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/h8Gmpwwe7Ig/us-standardchartered-iran-idUSBRE8750VM20120808
Antyukh wins women's 400m hurdles :: Russia's Natalya Antyukh holds off current world champion Lashinda Demus to win Olympic gold in the women's 400m hurdles.