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A 504-year-old sculpture created by Leonardo da Vinci was unveiled to the world in a special ceremony in Los Angeles this week. "Horse and Rider" is the only known three-dimensional piece of art created by Leonardo to still exist and one of only about two-dozen authenticated works in the world today. "It’s a momentous occasion,..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre said it has provided "new evidence" to authorities in Budapest on its most wanted suspect Laszlo Csatary, believed to be living in Hungary. The centre’s Efraim Zuroff, pictured in 2009, "last week submitted new evidence to the prosecutor in Budapest regarding crimes committed during World War II by its No..
Scientists at Europe’s CERN research center have found a new subatomic particle, a basic building block of the universe, which appears to be the boson imagined and named half a century ago by theoretical physicist Peter Higgs. "We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature," CERN director general Rolf Heuer told a gathering..
For a group of Chinese Buddhists, releasing a thousand snakes from captivity into the wild was a compassionate act that would bring them good karma. But for the small nearby village of Miao Erdong, it resulted in a plague of serpents. The 50 members of the "Let Blessings and Wisdom Grow" Buddhist group left Beijing..
The objects displayed in Michigan’s newest museum range from the ordinary, such as simple ashtrays and fishing lures, to the grotesque — a full-size replica of a lynching tree. But all are united by a common theme: They are steeped in racism so intense that it makes visitors cringe. That’s the idea behind the Jim..
Brothers Michel Navratil, 4, and Edmond, 2, were placed onto one of the last lifeboats by their father before the disastrous sinking of the Titanic. Their father did not make it off the doomed vessel, making the two youngsters the only parent-less children aboard the ship. Referred to as ‘Louis and Lola’ in newspaper articles,..
April Fools Day is a time when mischievous fictional news stories suddenly pop up in newspapers and other media. But there are some bizarre ones which, upon investigation, turn out to be true, or seriously intended at least. Here is a round-up of some of the day’s seemingly hoax reports which were actually genuine. 1...
A new French film by Ismaël Ferroukhi tells a little-known story of how a Paris mosque saved some Jews from the Nazis. In “Les Hommes Libres” (“Free Men”), a new wartime French film based on true stories, Tahar Rahim, seated, is a black-market operator and Michael Lonsdale portrays the rector of the Grand Mosque of..
The religious rules, which Christians believe were etched onto tablets by God and given to Moses, have been modified to use up-to-date language and principles. Inspired by last year’s riots, the new vows include “manage your anger”, “know God” and “catch your breath” and are understood to be used in more than 600 churches in..
Turkey confirmed on Friday that they were in possession of a bible dating back more than 1,5000 years. Reportedly the Vatican has made an official request of the Turkish government to examine the bible. The Bible was seized from a gang in Turkey last year and was among a batch of historical artifacts within the..
Did Jesus predict the coming of the Muhammad? A secret Bible in which Jesus is thought to have predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to Earth has sparked controversy, as well as some interest from the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI reportedly wants to see the 1,500-year-old book, which some say could be the Gospel..
A South Carolina man who told his fellow firefighters he was one of the first responders on 9/11 has admitted it was a lie. Jordan Lifander, a former Cedarhurst, Long Island volunteer firefighter, said this week that he was sorry for telling firefighters in the Palmetto State that he was a captain of FDNY’s Ladder..