Monday, August 25, 2014
People who drink wine sometimes forget that it's an agricultural product, and as such heavily influenced by climate. When we talk of good vintages we really mean years when viticulturalists grew good grapes.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Philippine de Rothschild, the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, has died aged 80, her estate said on Saturday.
Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights.
“Pepe the Missionary,” a giant tortoise who rose to fame as one of the most photographed animals on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at age 60, officials said Friday.
There may be a growing number of applications for smartphones, but people in the U.S. tend to cling to the few they like and shun the rest, an industry tracker says.
The liberation of the bar of the Ritz Hotel in Paris by the writer Ernest Hemingway 70 years ago, as the French capital was freed from its Nazi occupiers, is the stuff of legend.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig's disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said.
At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.
A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognized Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.