Saturday, September 26, 2015
Surviving in space is hard and scientists say "The Martian" shows precisely what challenges astronauts will face on a pioneering mission to Mars, even though it contains some big inaccuracies right from the get-go.
Shakira, a longtime promoter of early childhood development and education, says being a mother has given her an even stronger connection to the issue.
Pop star Morrissey released his debut novel "List of the Lost" in Britain Thursday to howls of derision from critics, who suggested that the ex-Smiths singer should stick to his day job.
Fordham and Marquette universities have rescinded from Bill Cosby his honorary degrees amid allegations from women accusing the comedian of sexual assault.
There was scant evidence suggesting it would be a hit. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" was a last-minute pickup by CBS, plugged into a Friday lineup whose widely forecast surefire hit would be a reboot of "The Fugitive," not a quirky little drama dwelling on hair fibers and blood spatter.
A free outdoor concert featuring local and foreign musical talents will be staged in Taipei this weekend to commemorate late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who lost his life in 2002 while on assignment in Pakistan.
Nearly two centuries ago, Belgium launched continental Europe's first commuter train line connecting Brussels to Mechelen, a small city halfway to the port of Antwerp.
In a poor township of Cape Town, Nasreen Riley cooks up butter-fried chicken livers in a full-cream tomato sauce as part of the controversial "banting" diet often seen as the preserve of the middle-class.
Friday, September 25, 2015
British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor has covered anti-Semitic graffiti on a controversial sculpture that was vandalized in France with gold leaf -- but just barely.
U.S. inmates at a prison in the state of Oklahoma said Wednesday they are hoping a documentary featuring President Barack Obama's July visit to the facility and in-depth interviews with six of the prisoners will influence policymakers to re-examine harsh sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.