Saturday, September 27, 2014
Venice city officials on Thursday ordered the closure of a walkway fronting the picturesque Grand Canal on Monday to keep crowds away from George Clooney's wedding to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
In the wood-paneled rooms of Vienna's traditional coffee houses, tobacco-lovers can still light up pretty much as they please. But one of the last smokers' havens in Europe may be on course to kick the habit.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
What Bushmen talk about by night differs greatly from what they discuss by day, said a U.S. researcher whose study Monday of hunter-gatherers in Africa suggests fireside chats helped shape human culture.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Pronouncing foreign leaders' names is a headache for newsreaders the world over but on Friday it proved the downfall of one Indian newscaster, who mistook the visiting Chinese president's name for the Roman numeral XI, calling him “Eleven Jinping” on air.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Los Angeles County's Natural History Museum on Friday unveiled the “Blue Moon Diamond,” a 12-carat gem described as one of the rarest stones in the world.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one.
Monday, September 1, 2014
To recline or not to recline? Airplane “legroom wars” are prompting growing rage in the United States, with two recent seat battles sparking a heated debate about the knee-bumping practice.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: “But she's got whiskers!”
Saturday, August 30, 2014
The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.