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Pope Francis trades skullcaps with Boston College students

Two Boston College students studying in Rome came away with a precious memento after an up-close encounter with Pope Francis.<p>Katie Rich, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Ethan Mack, of Portland, Maine, got to the Vatican early enough on Wednesday to grab a spot along the barricades for an audience …

Snow turns to rain, ice a concern after deadly storm slams Northeast

Temperatures were rising Sunday across the Northeast, causing heavy snowfall to turn into rain and making the roads slick with ice.<p>According to MyFoxBoston.com, snow showers dwindled and heavy rain was falling on top of the snow that had accumulated overnight. Car accidents were reported across the …

Growing strength of Syria's Islamist groups undermines hopes of ousting Assad

The Bab al-Hawa crossing post sits under a low ridge on the Syrian-Turkish border, not far from the Turkish town of Reyhanli. There is a concrete canopy and a handful of buildings. It is important because of what lies not far away in the village of Babisqa – one of the main storage depots for the …

Giant leap for China as moon probe lands safely in Bay of Rainbows

China successfully carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades, the country's state media announced on Saturday. The touchdown of the unmanned Chang'e 3 lander is the latest mission in the country's ambitious space programme, which is intended to …

US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea

Incident which saw USS Cowpens have to take evasive action arose with the US ship operating near China's only aircraft carrier at a time of heightened tensions in the region<p>A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Bra Size Bewilderment? 5 Companies That Got It Right

Photo: Courtesy of www.herroom.com.<p><i>Introducing LadyBits, an ultra-cool collective of tech journalists who look at the world with smart, lady lenses.</i> …

How Beyoncé's New Album Redefines Perfection

Queen Bey has created something on her own terms, and it's her most honest and self-assured record yet.<p>Every great pop star represents an archetype, and the one Beyoncé settled into a long time ago was that of the unstoppable, flawless goddess. Even casual fans approach her as a sort of deity, in …

152 Artists Try Their Hand At Drawing Pokemon

What happens when 152 Brazilian artists get together to draw famous Pokemon? Pure magic apparently. 2Minds Studio was inspired by seeing a worldwide …

Picture of the Day: This Star Cluster is 12 Billion Years Old

THIS STAR CLUSTER IS<br>12 BILLION YEARS OLD<p>Photograph by NASA/ESA<p>[<b>NASA/ESA</b>] – This cluster of stars is known as <i>Messier 15</i>, and is located some 35 000 …

66 Famous Robots, Cyborgs, Holograms, and Computers

Typhoon Haiyan: climate change is increasing the intensity of extreme weather events | Paddy Ashdown

Climate change,Environment,Natural disasters and extreme weather,World news,Typhoon Haiyan,Philippines,Asia Pacific<p>Far from being isolated, the Philippines typhoon Haiyan followed other extraordinary meteorological events that are becoming more frequent and increasingly severe

Walmart’s Black Thanksgiving Woes

Employees forced to work on ‘Black Thursday’ for low wages aren’t the only ones having a grim holiday—Walmart’s miserly ways are part of the downward …

Saved by the Mangroves? A Philippine town dodges Haiyan's storm surge

What's an ecosystem worth — a swamp, a meadow, a bunch of trees? It can be hard to put a value on these kinds of places, which is why so many of them have been bulldozed and turned into things that have more obvious economic value.<p>But the residents of General MacArthur, a small Philippine community …

Slavery case: our beautiful girl has gone, but she is still my beloved sister

Reunited after 46 years, the woman freed from London 'slave house’ and her determined sibling<p>Forty-six years ago, Kamar Mahtum stood at the front door of the family home in Jelebu, Malaysia, and waved goodbye to her younger sister.<p>Dark-haired, beautiful Aishah, then just 22, was the shining star of …

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China and the US: A battle of wills?

Ties between China and Japan have been strained for months by the dispute over the islands in the East China Sea, called the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan. The islands are currently under Japanese administrative control, but China claims they have been part of its territory since ancient …

Human tragedy unfolds as Gaza runs on empty

Daily life is a battle for the deprived residents of one of the world's most densely populated places on earth, Robert Tait reports<p>The horrific scars disfigure Mona Abu Mraleel’s otherwise strikingly beautiful face. Swathes of bandages cover the injuries the 17-year-old sustained to her arms and …

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Glasgow helicopter crash: Eight dead at Clutha pub

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1032000/1032824_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524708886_b6598fd3954bd68e26227d245fa92390<p><b>Eight people are now confirmed to have died after a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow city centre.</b><p>Three people inside the helicopter …

What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author

Three short stories by J.D. Salinger leaked just before Thanksgiving against the author’s wishes. But is that such a bad thing? What they reveal …

Protesters against anti-demonstration law arrested in Egypt

Egyptian security forces, using tear gas and water cannons, broke up protests across the country Friday, arresting 200 people. The demonstrators objected to a heavy-handed new law intended to eliminate protests such as theirs.<p>The law was signed and issued Sunday by Egypt's army-appointed interim …

Frozen in time: when will Disney's heroines reflect real body shapes?

Disney's writers are clearly making efforts to produce less compliant female leads – so why are we still lumbered with hourglass figures, tiny feet and huge doe eyes?<p>With two strong sisters at the centre of the story, Disney's new animation Frozen seems like a winner for women. Loosely based on …

The 8 Greatest GIFs Of BigDog In Action

Our favorite shambling robotic pack mule has come a long way over the years.<p>The BigDog family of robots, developed by Boston Dynamics, has come a long way since it was first created in 2005. To celebrate some of the headless robot's coolest technological achievements, I made these eight GIFs. Enjoy.<p>…

Why Hollywood doesn't get South Korean cinema

South Korea's cinema boom continues to echo through Hollywood, with the country's acting talent heading Stateside and Korean stories regularly remade. Yet these Americanised versions often end up drained of the weirdness that made them so bracing. It's like trying to make coleslaw out of kimchi. …

Apple Spends $578 Million On Rumored Sapphire Glass Feature For iPhone 6

Practically everyone reading this will have heard the reports about the lengths Apple will go to in order to ensure that its products are on the cutting edge of industrial design.<p>Well, to those reports you can add the one which suggests that Apple recently paid a total of $578 million — more than …

'Homeless Man' In Mormon Church Turns Out To Be A Bishop

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Members of a Mormon congregation in a Salt Lake City suburb encountered someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Sunday. What they did not know was the man was a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.<p>At least five people asked David …

The 2013 Adventurers of the Year

Over the past year, highly organized, well-funded teams pulled off an astounding number of firsts, sending a Hollywood director to the deepest spot in the ocean, landing a drone on Mars, and equipping a skydive from the edge of space. Presented here are our adventurers of the year. Enjoy!<p>Run Your …