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Monday, October 5, 2015
Small is beautiful: models under 1.30 meters wow at Paris Fashion Week
Bucking the fashion show stereotype of tall, willowy models, Paris Fashion Week was treated Friday to a parade of women of restricted growth sashaying along the runway to great public applause.
Think of the Nobel prizes and you think of groundbreaking research bettering mankind, but the awards have also honored some quite unhumanitarian inventions such as chemical weapons, DDT and lobotomies.
Models, not celebrity guests, turn heads in Paris
Forget the celebrity guests; it's all about the models at this season's Paris Fashion Week. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid dominated the Elie Saab catwalk, while icy blonds Doutzen Kroes and Lily Donaldson -- both in black -- caused a stir at Mugler.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
The U.S. government set a new ozone standard Thursday, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
Farmer finds woolly mammoth bones in a North American soybean field
James Bristle and a friend were digging in his soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.
Rihanna, Dior's mountain wrestle for attention
The sky was the limit for powerhouse Christian Dior which built an entire floral mountain within the Louvre to house its 15 minute show at Paris Fashion Week. On the front row was Rihanna, attracting almost as much attention as the decor. Here are the highlights of Friday's shows:
No need to make peace in the Middle East, resolve one of science's great mysteries or pen a masterpiece: the easiest way to get yourself a Nobel prize may be to buy one.
Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel, who made a vast fortune from his invention of dynamite in 1866, ordered the creation of the famous Nobel prizes in his will.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Friday he hoped a new exhibit outside his presidential library honoring Anne Frank will teach visitors to focus on their similarities, not the divisions that have led to tragedies.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Tourists replace rebels as Sri Lanka park blooms
Lokaiya Peremadasa shudders as he recalls the havoc Tamil rebels used to wreak on his beloved wildlife park during Sri Lanka's brutal 37-year-long civil war.
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