Kon-Tiki sails again

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Smithsonian Magazine) The most harrowing scene in Kon-Tiki, the new Oscar-nominated Norwegian film about the greatest sea voyage of modern times, turns out to be a fish story. more…

Ban on Passover sacrifice gets groups' goat

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Israel National News) The Association of Temple Organizations, refused permission to perform its annual Passover sacrifice reenactment by the Jerusalem Veterinary Services, has submitted a legal petition to more…

YouTube pulls plug on bloody bullfights

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) The Internet video portal YouTube caused outrage on Thursday when it pulled the plug on a channel specializing in bullfights because it showed too much blood. more…

Royal wedding paves way for Reformation

by The editors of Leben -- When Kate Middleton walked down the aisle of Westminster Abbey, no doubt most of the audience of two billion assumed that this was a British tradition carefully followed more…

Essential step aspiring authors skip

by Jim Fletcher -- A hallmark of most writers is ego as big as the Grand Canyon. Or Australia. Most of us would deny such, but it's basically true. A fellow writer more…

Iditarod plans changes after sled-dog death

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) Changes are planned for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race following the asphyxiation death of a dog that was buried in snow by extreme winds, organizers more…

PETA killed more than 1,600 pets last year

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON DAILY MAIL) Animal rights charity PETA killed almost 90 per cent of dogs and cats placed in the care of the shelter at its Virginia headquarters last more…

Deep Throat star Harry Reems dies aged 65

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) Former porn star Harry Reems, who co-starred in the 1972 movie Deep Throat, died on Tuesday at the age 65. Reems spent nearly a decade more…

Did these rockets launch Apollo 11 to moon?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos has recovered what he believes could be the historic rocket motors that took man to the moon. Bezos funded the more…

Nature in all her dazzling beauty

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) From the crisp, snow clad mountains to vivid bright blue seas, these breath-taking photographs capture the raw and arresting beauty of the natural landscape. With more…