Week in pictures: 11-17 August 2012 :: News photos: 11-17 August 2012
'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.
In pictures: 2012 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest winners :: National Geographic annual prize
Day in pictures: 20 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 August 2012
In pictures: Eid al-Fitr celebrations :: Celebrations across the Muslim world
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.
President Zuma announces inquiry :: The headlines Friday in South Africa spoke of a bloodbath, of war.
Hail of bullets (graphic) :: Video shows workers under a hail of bullets shot by police. The police say they were trying to protect their own lives.
Woman seeks missing husband :: CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on the aftermath of the mine violence in South Africa.
Husband condemns sentences :: The husband of one of the members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot imprisoned for hooliganism in Moscow is leading a chorus of condemnation after a conviction decried as an attack on free speech.
What Pussy Riot case reveals about Russia :: Three women are jailed for singing anti-Putin songs. So what does this say about Russia?
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'
Editor: 'I'm a devout feminist' :: In 1996, Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown declared herself a feminist and talked about the importance of sex.
Xbox hackers trigger unusual innovations :: Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 has inspired countless ingenious modifications -- from real-time light sabers to nifty trash bins.
Digital art: When reality isn't enough :: In the age of Instagram and smartphones, anyone can be an artist. But how do you identify true art when options are limitless?
Rich Kids of Instagram
:: They have money, youth, free time and now a bit of fame. So what's next for the people featured on the hit site Rich Kids of Instagram?
$80,000 check for Ugandan runner :: A Ugandan marathoner who won the nation's first Olympics gold medal in 40 years returned home to a hero's welcome and a check for $80,000.