Saturday, October 11, 2014
Comer Cottrell, a black hair-care entrepreneur who made millions with a cheap kit that brought the glossy celebrity Jheri curl into the homes of average African-Americans, has died. He was 82.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday for what one academic called “crystal clear and resonant” prose.
The silhouette of a hand on a cave wall in Indonesia is 40,000 years old, showing that Europe was not the birthplace of art as long believed, researchers said on Wednesday.
The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, the largest film festival in Taiwan, will open Nov. 6, showcasing some 180 films from around the world.
The Video Game Orchestra (VGO), a symphony dedicated to performing tunes from game titles, said Thursday it looks forward to introducing the unique genre to Taiwanese with a local concert set on Saturday.
A century-old time capsule, filled mostly with documents by long-gone Wall Street businessmen celebrating New York as a commercial hub, was unsealed Wednesday.
Some people may retain awareness after they have technically died, according to an unusual study published on Wednesday into hospital patients who went into deep cardiac arrest.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Stargazers in the Americas and Asia were treated to a lunar eclipse Wednesday, a celestial show that bathed the moon in a reddish tint to create a “blood moon.”
Dressed in an immaculate white lab coat, Sandra Mottaz stares intently through a stereo microscope at a bold-colored painting purportedly by French master Fernand Leger, searching for signs of forgery.