Singer David Bowie dies after 18-month battle with cancer
2016-01-11 19:17:17 UTC
David Bowie died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.
'While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.'
His latest album Blackst...
Canada welcomes Syrian refugees as U.S. Republicans foment fear against Muslims
2015-12-11 08:02:17 UTC
As U.S. Republicans foment fear, oppose Syrian refugees, reject everything that represents Islam, which is reminiscent of the persecution of Jews before WW II, Canada welcomes refugees and shows how to be a civilized society.
"This is a wonderf...
Angela Merkel: 'Chancellor of the free world'
2015-12-09 20:56:43 UTC
It's time we build bridges instead of walls. In late August, when tens of thousands of migrants fleeing war in the Middle East streamed into Hungary, threatening a humanitarian crisis, Merkel agreed to suspend the European Union’s asylum rules and...
Jimmy Carter: 'Cancer is gone'
2015-12-06 18:07:06 UTC
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter told a Sunday School class at his church in Georgia that his cancer was gone, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Sunday, citing a church member.
“He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was go...
Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity.
In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the ...
Poll: Fall fashion consumers overwhelmingly want to go shopping in the stores
2015-11-02 07:52:28 UTC
Poll: Fall fashion consumers overwhelmingly want to go shopping in the store.
Shopping for fall fashion has several common threads among American consumers, according to a new poll—the strongest of which is an overwhelming preference for in-sto...
NASA | Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star
2015-11-02 05:08:33 UTC
This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart.
In these events, called “tidal disruptions,” some of the stellar de...
Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says
2015-10-26 17:18:54 UTC
Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says. Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organization has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic ...
A Dog was lying down in middle of the road for hours in the same spot his owner was killed
2015-10-24 00:29:45 UTC
<h3><i>A Dog was lying down in middle of the road for hours in the same spot his owner was killed</i></h3>After a Florida woman was fatally hit by a semi truck on Friday, her pet dog remained at the scene, laying in the spot where its owner’s life...
Dylan O'Brien brags about looting Native American artifacts
2015-10-08 06:20:08 UTC
An offhand comment made by "Maze Runner" actor Dylan O'Brien about filching Native American artifacts from a New Mexico ranch where a movie was being filmed has stung advocates who have long struggled to protect tribal items and remains.
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's
2015-10-07 07:16:05 UTC
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's.
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Nicknamed 'Der Bomber', Muller, 70 next month, scored 68 goals in 62 games for what was ...
Great white shark thwarts marathon swimmer's Golden Gate bridge quest
2015-07-30 20:22:28 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO — Corte Madera marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez was only a few miles away from becoming the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands, when a great white shark got in the way.
The marathon swimmer wa...
The life-saving secrets of smelly feet
2015-07-31 06:40:42 UTC
Cheesy feet aren’t just an embarrassment – understanding the stench could save lives. David Robson delves into the strange ecosystems between your toes.
Renate Smallegange is something of a connoisseur of smelly feet – and she goes to surprisin...
Surfer's Incredible escape after encountering sharks
2015-07-19 21:06:10 UTC
South Africa (The J-Bay Open) - An encounter between two large sharks and Australian surfer Mick Fanning, who was competing in the Jeffreys Bay World Surf League competition, in South Africa, broadcast live on television, has caused a few hearts t...
Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a ...
Up to 105,000 gallons of petroleum gushed into the Pacific: Santa Barbara
2015-05-22 17:57:07 UTC
Cleanup crews labored through a third day to scoop up patches of crude oil from a pipeline spill that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters, shattering an environmental balance that U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Thurs...
Italian Alps: The bear population has risen to 47
2015-06-10 04:16:02 UTC
If you came across a brown bear, chances are you would be just fine. Though they can be unpredictable, they tend to avoid humans and only attack when taken by surprise or if they feel threatened.
For hundreds of years brown bears roamed the Alps ...
Anorexia Crackdown: France bans super-skinny models
2015-04-03 18:32:13 UTC
(Reuters) - France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.
The move by France, with its fashion and luxury indu...
San Francisco church doused homeless people with water to deter sheltering
2015-03-20 10:04:15 UTC
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed – Proverbs 19:17
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me – Matthew 25:35
A fascinating story of the return of the wolf to Germany
2015-03-11 07:19:32 UTC
Berlin — New sightings confirm that wolves are making a rapid comeback across Europe. But the most surprising success story is in Germany, which lacks the infrastructure for wildlife protection despite its strong tradition of environmentalism.
Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism
2015-03-10 08:20:13 UTC
Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study that aimed to uncover the origins of extreme selfishness.
The research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a...
Obama Selma Speech: ‘We Know the March Is Not Over Yet’
2015-03-08 02:30:20 UTC
SELMA, Alabama — As a new generation struggles over race and power in America, President Obama and a host of political figures from both parties came here on Saturday, to the site of one of the most searing days of the civil rights era, to reflect...
Best Documentary Oscar for Snowden Film 'Citizenfour'
2015-02-23 08:06:57 UTC
Academy Awards: Citizenfour, A Laura Poitras’ film chronicling the living history of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's unprecedented heist of U.S. government secrets, won Hollywood’s highest accolade by snatching the Oscar for Best Documentary. A...
Why is all the news bad?
2014-07-29 16:13:50 UTC
<strong>Why are newspapers and TV broadcasts filled with disaster, corruption and incompetence? It may be because we’re drawn to depressing stories without realising, says psychologist Tom Stafford.</strong>
When you read the news, sometimes it...
Germany's super-shy super-rich
2014-07-29 16:21:22 UTC
Nobody could accuse the richest people in Germany of flaunting their wealth, quite the opposite.
With the death of Karl Albrecht, there was no announcement for nearly a week, and not until the small, private funeral was over. He and his brother...