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Meteorite 'caused mysterious boom in Nicaragua'

Asteroid fragment thought to have caused large crater and loud noise but uncertainty remains as no streak of light seen in sky<p>Nicaragua's government said that a mysterious boom heard in the capital was made by a small meteorite that left a crater in a wooded area near Managua's airport.<p>Government …

Jack the Ripper was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, book claims

Infamous killer is identified from blood samples on a shawl found next to one victim’s body, says ‘armchair detective’<p>• Five other (unlikely) suspects<p>A self-confessed “armchair detective” claims to have solved perhaps the most notorious whodunit ever by claiming to have discovered the identity of …

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

Meteor Leaves 40-Foot Crater Near Managua's Airport

<i>Updated at 11:45 p.m. ET</i><p>There was an unexpected crash landing near the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital over the weekend, but luckily no one was hurt: A small meteor, thought to have broken off from an Earth-passing asteroid, left a 40-foot-wide crater.<p>The meteorite — which experts …

The Re-Education Of Robert Plant

Since the glory days of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant has covered a lot of ground. He has restlessly pursued interests in world music, blues and country. In 2009 he won five Grammys for <i>Raising Sand</i>, an Americana album with the bluegrass singer Alison Krauss. But there was one tune the English singer …