A footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission shows in the soft, powder surface of the moon. Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Air Force Col. Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon after blastoff from Cape Kennedy, Fla., on July 16, 1969. The..
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]
A freak double failure in its data centers took Twitter down for around an hour on Thursday, leaving millions without updates from friends, celebrities and news providers a day ahead of the Olympics. "We are sorry," said Mazen Rawashdeh, Twitter’s vice president of engineering, in a message on the company’s support blog. "Many of you..
An unidentified glowing object is said to have crashed down from the skies in Russia’s Siberia, causing a powerful explosion. A search for the mysterious item is underway amid speculations of what on Earth it could be. Witnesses describe seeing a bright glow covering the sky, followed by a shining object falling with a strange..
Iowa Lottery officials had more questions than answers Friday as they tried to unravel the stunning mystery behind a year-old winning ticket turned in less than two hours before Thursday’s deadline for a jackpot worth up to $14.3 million. Among the questions: Who actually bought the Hot Lotto ticket? Who are members of the trust..
The X-47B unmanned drone (NorthropGrumman.com) Residents of Cowley County, Kansas caused a sensation last week when they captured video of the military towing a concealed object on a flatbed truck down US Highway 77. It wasn’t long before a wave of speculation hit, claiming the object was a UFO. Depending on the angle from which..
First excavated by Roland de Vaux in the 1950s, the site of Qumran in Israel is mired in controversy. De Vaux believed that it was a monastic settlement used by the Essenes and that the Dead Sea Scrolls were composed here. More recent archaeological work has cast doubt on this idea. The new textile research..
Mysterious: These crooked pine trees are just some of 400 whose trunks are bent to the north in one forest in north-west Poland With their trunks all bent the northward, these trees look like something straight out of one of the more uncomfortable fairy tales. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees..
The family of 88-year-old Melvin Gelfand was beginning to think they would never find him, whether dead or alive. Two weeks after he had left his West Hollywood home on a day trip to a casino they still had no clue where he was, despite the work of a Los Angeles police detective who was..
Scientists think that a giant asteroid, which broke up long ago in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, eventually made its way to Earth and led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. This artist’s concept shows a broken-up asteroid. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Observations from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission indicate the..
The receipt, discovered hanging out of a Capital One ATM machine in East Hampton, showed that after dispensing $400 – and $2.75 for use of the machine – the account contained $99,864,731.94. A picture of it was passed to Dealbreaker, a financial blog, which claimed it belonged to David Tepper, a 53-year-old billionaire hedge fund..
A MYSTERY sea creature spotted in the Mersey UK has generated substantial debate. The “monster” was snapped off Seacombe Ferry at 9am yesterday by photographer Mark Harrison. Paul Renolds, from the Blue Planet Aquarium, who studied the photos, said: “It is virtually impossible to actually identify, but this is the time of year when large..