War waged over the image of Christ

by The editors of Leben -- In "Baudolino," Spanish novelist Umberto Eco takes readers on a dizzying journey through the world of signs, symbols and syntax, the area encompassed by "semiotics," Eco's field of more…

'Waltons' patriarch Ralph Waite dies at 85

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (YAHOO!) Ralph Waite, who played the patriach of Walton's Mountain on the long-running family drama "The Waltons," and appeared as the father of Mark Harmon's Jethro Gibbs on more…

Some species of crocodiles can climb trees

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Digital Journal) The belief that you can climb a tree to escape a hungry crocodile has been proven moot by The University of Tennessee that says some species more…

Whisper

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Editor's note: Do you need something to smile about? Every day, WND selects the best joke offered up by readers and contributors to its Laughlines forum and brings more…

Whale watching … from space

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Guardian) I have yet to go whale watching but I've heard that the proximity to such vast, awesome, powerful creatures can bring one close to tears. This more…

New gender options for Facebook users

by -NO AUTHOR- -- MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about more…

Germany combs museums for Nazi-looted art

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WALL STREET JOURNAL) BERLIN—Germany will set up an independent center to comb museum collections for art looted by the Nazis, the country's culture minister said, shortly before representatives more…