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Best National Parks You've Never Heard Of
September 17 2012 12:39 PM EDT
Ever since the U.S. Congress declared Yellowstone a national park in 1872, nations around the world have followed suit, protecting vast swaths of exceptional land. Here?s a look at some of the best.
Liverpool Transfer News: Five Free-Agent Forwards the Reds Could Sign
September 05 2012 4:29 PM EDT
As Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits that he may need to bring in a free-agent striker, a look at five of the candidates.
Fastest Man On Earth An Amputee? The Remarkable Promise Of Next-Generation Prosthetics
August 31 2012 3:27 PM EDT
We're on the cusp of an era where technological advances could allow Paralympians with souped-up joints and carefully engineered limbs to easily blow past the merely human Olympians - and help ordinary amputees to live extraordinarily normal lives.
Melting Sea Ice: Bad For Polar Bears, Good For China
August 30 2012 12:41 PM EDT
As climate change warms the world's oceans and Arctic sea ice recedes to its lowest -ever recorded levels, China has taken advantage of it -- and may soon reap commercial benefits
Russia Vs. Punk Rock Band 'Pussy Riot' - Verdict Expected Friday
August 16 2012 9:20 AM EDT
A Russian court is expected to issue a verdict Friday in the trial of three of the seven members of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band, who face up to three years in prison for participating in an uninvited protest performance, in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, against President Vladimir Putin's ties with the Orthodox Church.
New York-Moscow Aeroflot Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Iceland
August 16 2012 6:12 AM EDT
An Aeroflot passenger jet carrying 253 people from New York to Moscow Thursday made an emergency landing at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland after a bomb threat.
LIVERPOOL TRANSFER RUMOURS: Borini Deal Announced; Will Dempsey, Negredo Be Next?
July 13 2012 3:40 PM EDT
Liverpool have completed their first signing of the Brendan Rodgers era and more could soon be on the way.
Katie Holmes And Tom Cruise Divorce Settled: Was The Marriage A Sham?
July 09 2012 4:23 PM EDT
It is difficult to reconcile the accusations that TomKat was merely a contractual agreement with the way the split has played out so far -- with Cruise convincingly playing the role of the jilted husband and Holmes the long-suffering wife who can't get away from him fast enough. On the other hand, the hasty settlement is more suggestive of a premeditated ending than a knock-down, drag-out fight would have been.
48 Hours In London Just Ahead Of The Olympics
July 09 2012 3:22 PM EDT
When the Olympic Games began in ancient Greece around 776 BC, London didn't exist. More than two millennia later, the city of nearly 8 million people is ready to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
LIVERPOOL TRANSFER RUMOURS: Sigurdsson, Carroll, Davies and Skrtel Involved In Recent Speculation
July 05 2012 3:57 PM EDT
As Brendan Rodgers continues to struggle to bring players in, Liverpool could face a fight to hold onto their existing talent.
France To Permit Gay Marriage, Adoption Starting Next Year
July 03 2012 4:17 PM EDT
According to a polling agency, 6.5 percent of the French voting public is gay, and only 4.5 percent of the electorate are practicing Catholics.
Whale Sanctuary In South Atlantic Shot Down: Why Japan Still Hunts
July 03 2012 2:04 PM EDT
Neither sanctuaries nor moratoriums have stopped Japanese crews from killing hundreds of whales every year in the waters surrounding Antarctica.
Happy 50th Birthday, Tom Cruise?Or Is It?
July 03 2012 11:14 AM EDT
With highly publicized divorce from Katie Holmes dominating headlines, Tom Cruise is celebrating his 50th birthday on Tuesday. According to People, Cruise had plans to vacation with his 33-year-old wife Holmes and six-year-old daughter Suri for his milestone birthday.
Holmes-Cruise Divorce Casts Harsh Light On Scientology Anew
July 01 2012 2:36 PM EDT
The Cruise-Holmes divorce and John Travolta controversy are just the latest events to make headlines for the Church of Scientology.
Holmes, Cruise Lived Separately Before Divorce Filing; Scientologists Stalking Katie And Suri?
July 01 2012 1:01 PM EDT
Scientology is being cited as the problem in the Holmes-Cruise marriage. Are members of the church stalking Katie?
Iceland: Gender Politics Not An Issue In Presidential Elections
June 29 2012 5:25 PM EDT
For the first time in over a decade, Iceland's longtime incumbent of 15 years President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has a viable candidate facing him for reelection this Saturday - a former television reporter who recently gave birth to a baby girl.
LIVERPOOL TRANSFER RUMOURS: Bellamy, Agger, Borini, Castaignos, and Rondon Involved in Speculation
June 27 2012 6:34 PM EDT
A round up of the possible comings and goings at Liverpool under new boss Brendan Rodgers.
Gunnar The Seal, Real-Life U.S. Navy SEALs Veteran, Dies At 38
June 27 2012 11:09 AM EDT
Gunnar the seal, a real-life U.S. Navy seal part of the marine mammal program, died on Friday at the age of 38, the Smithsonian National Zoo announced on Tuesday.
Shia LaBeouf Goes Naked For Sigur Ros Music Video
June 19 2012 9:18 AM EDT
Shia LaBeouf is willing to go the extra mile for his craft. But for his role in a Sigur Ros music video, the actor went a couple extra miles by going full-frontal naked.
Antarctica Was Much Warmer And Wetter To Support Substantial Vegetation Millions Of Years Ago
June 18 2012 2:56 AM EDT
Millions of years ago, the ice-covered Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than it is today, claimed a recent study. The climate along the edges of the frozen continent was even suitable to support substantial vegetation including stunted trees.