Highlights from the annual party/art show/ communal experience that attracts tens of thousands of people to a barren stretch of desert in Black Rock City, Nevada. This year’s theme is Fertility 2.0. Art car "The Sperminator" cruises the Playa during the Burning Man 2012 "Fertility 2.0" arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert..
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]
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]
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]
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]
South Korea can now produce missiles that can reach all of North Korea as part of a new deal with Washington that's a response to the North's own growing weapons stockpile. There were restrictions put on their missile production by Washington to try and deter [more]
A man and three members of his family were jailed for a total of 58 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife claiming she was possessed by evil spirits. One of the four smothered 21-year-old Nalia Mumtaz while the others held [more]
Archaeologists working at the site of La Corona in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300-year-old-year Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called "end date" of the Maya calendar, December 21, 2012. The discovery, one of the most significant hieroglyphic finds in decades, was announced June 28 at the National Palace in..
Miss Hong Kong 2012 finalist Kayley Chung has been caught in a photo scandal. In the picture, the 26-year-old is seen in a hotel bathtub while her boyfriend, Man Yu, takes a nude photo of himself. Kayley says the photo was taken when they were holidaying in Thailand a few years ago. "I have not..
A spaceship flying over Israel? A satellite or a Russian ballistic missile? An unidentified flying object observed in Middle East countries Thursday night has caused panic, with people calling the police to say they witnessed a UFO. The mysterious shining object seen in the skies swirled around and looked like smoke, some observers said. The..
Russia’s Roman Shirokov scores his side’s second goal past Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech during the Euro 2012, Group A soccer match between Russia and Czech Republic, in Wroclaw, Poland, Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)..
Two small asteroids zipped close by Earth in back-to-back flybys of the planet Monday (May 28) and today. While both space rocks came well within the moon’s orbit, they posed no danger to our planet, NASA scientists say. The newfound asteroid 2012 KP24 zoomed by Earth Monday (May 28), coming within 32,000 miles (51,000 kilometers)..
Archaeologists working at the Xultun ruins of the Mayan civilisation have reported striking finds, including the oldest-known Mayan astronomical tables. The site, in Guatemala, includes the first known instance of Mayan art painted on the walls of a dwelling. A report in Science says it dates from the early 9th Century, pre-dating other Mayan calendars..
The biggest full moon of the year rises on May 5 as Earth’s only satellite swings into its perigee, or closest approach to Earth. This so-called "supermoon" appears extra big and extra bright. A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "supermoon" at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona..
Pop star-turned-TV talent show judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been named the sexiest woman in the world by FHM magazine. The former N-Dubz singer has seen her fame skyrocket thanks to her role as a panellist on Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, and now she has seen off competition from former judge Cheryl Cole to take..
Bugarach – Thousands of "New Agers" are flocking to the village of Bugarach in France to prepare for the end of the world on December 21. The people are expecting that aliens will come to save them from doomsday apocalypse by beaming them aboard their spaceships. The villagers at Bugarach, with a population of just..