After the confiscation of his pieces and threatening phone calls, the painter has retreated to Paris.
With the International Olympic Committee's stance on the issue unclear, athletes are concerned about how their behavior will be received.
A new study claims that mountains may have influenced a special class of sounds occurring in almost all of the languages of the Caucasus.
Massive online courses known as MOOCs are opening up elite education opportunities for those who wouldn't otherwise have them.
"This is about being truly who you are in public. This is about getting on the float, putting on a glitzy costume, dancing to great music -- just publicly, openly, unashamedly celebrating the fact that you can say to the entire world, 'I'm gay.'"
Three year old Russian adoptee Max Shatto's death has been used as a justification for the country's ban on American adoptions -- and it's brought plenty of unwanted attention to tiny Gardendale.
Had the ban been made law a few years ago, a Texan college student's life would have turned out very differently.
"Some of the people on top are scared," says the legendary Russian journalist.
According to Freedom House, it's also getting worse.