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.
As Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits that he may need to bring in a free-agent striker, a look at five of the candidates.
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.
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
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.
As Brendan Rodgers continues to struggle to bring players in, Liverpool could face a fight to hold onto their existing talent.
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.
Neither sanctuaries nor moratoriums have stopped Japanese crews from killing hundreds of whales every year in the waters surrounding Antarctica.
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.
The Cruise-Holmes divorce and John Travolta controversy are just the latest events to make headlines for the Church of Scientology.
Scientology is being cited as the problem in the Holmes-Cruise marriage. Are members of the church stalking Katie?
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.
A round up of the possible comings and goings at Liverpool under new boss Brendan Rodgers.
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 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.
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.
The latest news surrounding Liverpool's transfer activity as Brendan Rodgers looks to bring in his own faces at Anfield.
On Thursday, the government of Denmark approved a law to legalize same-sex marriage. But many are wondering why it took so long?
France continued their preparations for Euro 2012 with a 2-0 win over Serbia.
Surprisingly, the dollar isn't quite the disaster it has been for the last few vacation seasons. Here's a look at five countries where those holding greenbacks can save big.
Only two of the 35 wealthiest countries have rates of relative childhood poverty above 20 percent. The United States shares the dubious honor with a former Communist dictatorship
Scientists reported Wednesday that they'd found a new sensory organ in the jaw of a fin whale, which they think may help the animals coordinate jaw movements as they lunge toward a meal.
As soon as Facebook went public Friday, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg became an instant multi-billionaire.
A federal judge has ruled that provisions of a new law authorizing the U.S. government to indefinitely detain citizens violate the First and Fifth amendments, undercutting the Obama administration's claim that the measures are constitutional.
If rumors are to be believed, English Premier League heavyweights Manchester United have prepared a hefty summer shopping list that will see the club spending big for bringing in desired players when the transfer window opens at the end of the current season.
Mars is full of glass dunes that bode well for the existence of water and even microbial life on the red plant, according to a recent study.