Tuesday, August 4, 2015
From cheery peasant girls in Tsarist times to Soviet-era cosmonauts to today's Pussy Riots, the changing face of Russia's matryoshka nesting dolls reflects the country's tumultuous history.
A man in a chapka hat and black coat, rifle slung over a shoulder, idles on the pontoon as a group of tourists sail in to visit Arctic oddity, Pyramiden, a Soviet-era ghost town.
Monday, August 3, 2015
A spate of thefts targeting the bright red post boxes that have been a feature of Britain's street corners since the 19th century have forced the postal service to fight back -- with an arsenal of hi-tech tools.
Not so long ago, skeleton staff wintering at the Ny-Alesund research center could walk on the Arctic town's frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface.
As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Traveling at speeds of up to 390 kilometers per hour, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.
The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.
A Japanese fashion designer living illegally in France presented his latest women's collection at the Palace of Justice in Paris on Friday in a last-ditch effort to get his papers, his lawyer said.
PBS and the nonprofit group TED are teaming up to offer a six-night live event in New York this November with speakers including actor Adam Driver, musician Rufus Wainwright and author Sebastian Junger.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.