The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly endorsed a Palestinian Authority bid to upgrade its status to a “non-member observer state.” The Palestinians sought the upgrade, despite stiff opposition and possible […]
Researchers from the University of Cambridge used the cells to build personalised blood vessels in a method described as “patient friendly” and efficient.
An American company has developed a technique that they say can make bread stay mould-free for 60 days. The bread is zapped in a sophisticated microwave array which kills the […]
Is there a health care worker you know who has saved your life? Someone like Esther Madudu, pictured above, a midwife in rural Uganda who often delivers babies in the […]
Two-time Academy Award winner Milos Forman is receiving the lifetime-achievement award from his peers at the Directors Guild of America.
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced a $4.5 million grant for the USDA’s first ever Farm to School Grant, designed to cultivate a larger connection between school cafeterias and local […]
An 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy is getting a chance to shine when it’s scheduled to be lit as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Hagia Sophia undergoes most comprehensive restoration. Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum will undergo the most comprehensive and most expensive restoration process in its history, according to officials. All the museum’s ornaments […]
Hobbit mania erupted in New Zealand’s capital for the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s new trilogy.
Fifteen Nepali artists were closeted for a month with a heap of 1.5 metric tons (1.7 tons) of trash picked up from Mount Everest. When they emerged, they had transformed […]