Was there once a church in Mecca?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Der Spiegel) The commandment "Make yourself no graven image" has long been strictly followed in the Arab world. There are very few statues of the caliphs and ancient more…

Eat, drink, be nice

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) It's dinnertime, and 6-year-old Joaquin Hurtado is staying in his seat. He hasn't stood up, run around the table or wrestled with his little brother. more…

Shark tank bursts at mall, shoppers flee

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (YNetNews) When a 33-ton shark tank suddenly exploded last week in along busy Shanghai pedestrian shopping mall, it happened so quickly that not even one camera-happy bystander was more…

Mathematician's century-old secrets unlocked

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LiveScience) While on his death bed, the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan cryptically wrote down functions he said came to him in dreams, with a hunch about how more…

Earliest known audio recording of Christmas found

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Geek-O-System) Recently discovered wax cylinders have been shown to contain what could be the earliest audio recordings of Christmas in the world. The Museum of London discovered 24 more…