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An artist has recreated Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous sketch "Vitruvian Man" in the Arctic ice to draw attention to the ice melt, Greenpeace said Wednesday. The Arctic ice cap has shrunk to almost the same level as in 2007 when it was at a record low. An artist specialised in aerial art, John Quigley,..
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 twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York. The Internet Archive, a California-based organization that collects audio, moving images and Web pages for historical purposes, has put together a television news archive of that day’s coverage. More than 20 channels were recorded with more than 3,000..
A new book claims IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad’s youth ties with Nazi groups extended beyond what he has previously admitted, saying Sweden’s intelligence agency even set up a special file on him. Respected Swedish author and journalist Elisabeth Asbrink says Kamprad joined the Swedish Nazi party in 1943 when he was 17, prompting the security..
England has William and Kate, Hollywood Brad and Angelina (for now) and Italy still capitalises on the original romantic tragics, Romeo and Juliet. But in terms of tourist dollars, marketing and visibility, arguably no couple in history is more celebrated than Mexico’s uber-lovers, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. From museums to public spaces, from handbags..
The statue oddly reminiscent of Alexander the Great in Skopje has reignited debate with Greece over the Macedonian name. Lookalike statue reignites debate with Greece over Macedonian name as Skopje locals dismiss works as nationalistic kitsch In a move that has upset the Greeks, Alexander the Great has made a huge comeback in Macedonia. A..
Josef Mengele was a member of the Nazis’ elite SS, which ran death camps across occupied Europe A US auction house has announced it will put under the hammer the journals of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, the so-called "Angel of Death" who decided life or death and directed gruesome medical experiments in concentration camps...
Otto von Habsburg’s imperial ancestors are buried in the crypt in Vienna The funeral of the last heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Otto von Habsburg, is set to take place in the Austrian capital Vienna. His body will be buried in the Imperial crypt amid pomp and ceremony associated with the former empire. His wife,..
Denials: Alexander Huryn said he played no part in war crimes and had no choice but to join the German Army The pensioner exposed as a former Nazi concentration camp guard at the weekend today insisted he was told: ‘Take the job or die.’ Alexander Huryn settled in Britain after serving as a guard at..
A study has found that cavemen used a ‘genetic-modifying’ technique with rice which resulted in higher yields and better cultivation It is seen by many as a modern day practice – and has people who are both for it and against. But a study has revealed that even 10,000 years ago, cavemen were growing..
Lady Gaga has often claimed to be the first ever Lady Gaga. Seems like there were three other Lady Gaga’s who already created history before she burst onto the scene. In 2004, Stefani Germanotta’s ex texted her ‘Radio Gaga’- just a simple reference to Queen’s 1984 hit. Except the phone auto correcte d ‘Radio’ to..
The deadly 2002 siege of the Moscow Dubrovka theatre has become the backbone of a new performance being staged in New York. “I Plead Guilty” is a war of words and emotions waged by two young women who find themselves on the opposite sides of reality: one a hostage, the other a suicide bomber. “This..
A Ukrainian police officer lights candles to commemorate those who died after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during a ceremony at the memorial to Chernobyl firefighters in the city of Slavutich, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is renewing calls for funding to build a new shelter around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor..