Thursday, May 1, 2014
In the online world of sharing and “likes,” the recommendations of friends, family and even strangers turn out to have real, measurable value.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The British Library officially opened its newsroom on Monday, where the public can access more than 300 years of newspaper history dating back to the English Civil War for free.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A rifle shot tears the air of a mountain hamlet — met not with terror but cries of delight in China's only remaining village where authorities encourage gun ownership.
Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's greatest writer, was a soldier of little fortune. He died broke in Madrid, his body riddled with bullets. His burial place was a tiny convent church no larger than the entrance hall of an average house.
On the streets of Lagos and across God-fearing southern Nigeria, it's not uncommon to see people with a leather-bound Bible in one hand and a mobile phone in the other.
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Monday, April 28, 2014
A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari “E.T.” game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made.
It seemed like a modest proposal, or so thought Bailey Loverin, a literature major at the University of California, Santa Barbara: what if professors were prodded to give students a written or oral heads-up before covering graphic material that could cause flashbacks in those who had been sexually assaulted, survived war or suffered other traumas?
It's pole dancing, but it's not what you think.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of orange-clad Dutch lined the streets on Saturday as the Netherlands celebrated its first-ever “King's Day” in honor of King Willem-Alexander, inaugurated one year ago.
Feline mad? Then America's first cat cafe is purr-fect for you. New Yorkers looking for a “paws” from the hustle and bustle are queuing to sip free coffee and stroke cats.