1. New Pope sets a new tone for the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics
2. Global Slavery Index estimates there are about 30 million slaves in 2013.
3. Nearly 40% of humanity uses the Internet
4. Malala Yousafzai survives Taliban assignation and becomes a new world force
5. Nelson Mandela passing reminds the world of greatness
6. The largest petition to recall a government in history: 22 million sign petition in Egyptian for Morsi’s resignation
7. Egyptian military crackdown on the Moslem Brotherhood
8. China lands a robot rover on the Moon, India launches spacecraft to Mars
9. Elon Musk continues private sector space program SpaceX Falcon 9 launching a geostationary satellite at 1/3 the cost
10. Syrian Civil War worsens while it agreed to disarm chemical weapons
11. Hassan Rouhani opens Iran to the West and signs nuclear processing agreement
12. No. Korean conducts 3rd underground nuclear bomb test and executes Pres’s uncle
13. US Government Shutdown begins the decline of the Tea Party’s power
14. China tensions with Japan & neighbors increase; US & China warships monitor
15. US Affordable Health Care Website problems
16. CO2 passes 400 parts per million in the atmosphere; 2013 7th hottest year recorded
17. Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with the most powerful tropical storm to make landfall on record with gusts reaching 235 mph.
18. Shanghai and California initiate cap and trade systems
19. First hamburger publically cooked and tested from pure meat tissue grown without growing a cow
20. UN adopts the Arms Trade Treaty of conventional weapons
21. Edward Snowden release of US intelligence write tapping heads of state.
22. Largest meteor in a century hits Russian city of Chelyabinsk
23. USA makes recreational use of marijuana legal in Colorado and Washington and Uruguay becomes the first country to make it legal to produce and sale marajuana
24. US Government shutdow for 16 days; Tea Party begins to lose power in the US
25. Human adult cell nuclei inserted in egg cells with previous nuclei removed that produced new embryonic stem cells clonded for new stem cell line.
26. Higgs particle confirmed that gives rise to matter
27. Google Glass demonstrated
28. President Obama annouces Human Brain Initiative
29. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report
30. The were 628 recorded cyber-attacks over a 24 hour period on July 24, 2013 with majority targeting the USA