Drought may have killed Sumerian language

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Live Science) A 200-year-long drought 4,200 years ago may have killed off the ancient Sumerian language, one geologist says. Because no written accounts explicitly mention drought as the more…

Jazz composer, pianist Dave Brubeck dies at 91

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was more…

Tebow cheers up car-crash survivor

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC News) New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow responded to a Twitter campaign asking him to call a teen who was injured in a car accident that left more…

Cigarette butts benefit urban birds

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) It's not just people that have a penchant for cigarettes. Birds living in urban environments often use cigarette butts to line their nests. Unlike in humans, more…

Money shot shows cent's battle scars

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) The euro has taken a bit of a battering of late - and not just in the financial markets. As you can see for yourself above, more…

THE STAR TREATMENT

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Jewish Journal) An unusual silence has blanketed the circumstances leading up to music icon Stevie Wonder's canceled performance at the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region more…

The hits

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…