Saturday, October 26, 2013
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.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
In perhaps an unprecedented burst of birthday diplomacy, Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated turning 61 by quaffing vodka, wolfing down cake and being serenaded by some of the world's most powerful men.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did on the work that won them the award in the first place.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Only one ultrasound in nine months and no need to see the doctor or obstetrician: at first glance, Sweden's pregnancy care appears rather simplistic.
A group of die-hard “Breaking Bad” fans have posted an obituary notice for the show's anti-hero Walter White in a local paper in New Mexico, made famous by the cult series.