Thursday, November 7, 2013
Swiss aviator Yves “Jetman” Rossy, whose jet-engine powered wings have taken him over some of the world's most awe-inspiring places, has added another — Japan's Mount Fuji.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
A Norwegian man who purchased US$24 worth of bitcoins, and then promptly forgot about it for four years, was able to buy an apartment in central Oslo thanks to the massive appreciation of the virtual currency.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A U.S. student who dressed as a homeless man for a drama assignment was so convincing that he fooled school officials — and was suspended from classes.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Lying low in a slum in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, monkey handler Tardi does not dare take his long-tailed macaque out to perform in the streets for fear of being caught in a new crackdown.
The wines this week come from Waiheke Island, about a half-hour ferry ride from New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland. My first trip to the island was almost three decades ago, to help with harvest.
Friday, October 25, 2013
A Malaysian university faced public criticism Thursday for awarding an honorary doctorate in economics to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose country is among the poorest in the world.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Rock star statistician Nate Silver, who made numbers cool by giving near-perfect predictions of U.S. votes in 2008 and 2012, will soon relaunch his website in a new home, just in time for the next election cycle.
Dick Cheney, former president George W. Bush's right-hand man in the “war on terror,” has revealed that his heart implant was altered to prevent terrorists from hacking into it.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Although he'd been a practicing Buddhist for 20 years, until 10 months ago Dharma Master YongHua hadn't even seen so much as one of the sacred relics known as shariras that are so important to his faith.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Bullets bounced off Ned Kelly “like hail” as the Australian outlaw made his last stand, according to an eyewitness account that has surfaced more than 130 years after his capture.