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American Tourist Breaks Finger Off 600-Year-Old Statue At Italian Museum By Accident (VIDEO)

There's a reason most museums tell visitors to look, not touch.<p>An American tourist broke a finger off a statue at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Firenze, Italy, on Monday.<p>According to Corriere Fiorentino, the 55-year-old Missouri man was measuring the right hand of the ancient artwork when he …

Noaa report says Arctic sea ice is disappearing at unprecedented pace

The Arctic lost record amounts of sea ice last year and is changing at an unprecedented pace due to climate change, a landmark climate study said on Tuesday.<p>Last year was among the 10 warmest years on record – ranking eighth or ninth depending on the data set, according to a report led by the …

The Earth's Oceans Have Never Been Higher

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The story of climate change is largely a story about what's happening to the ocean. Most of the …

Obama says it is time to wind down Fannie and Freddie

Almost five years after taxpayers bailed out mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, President Obama said on Tuesday that it's time for private investors to take a bigger role in the mortgage market.<p>Fannie and Freddie collapsed in 2008 before being bailed out with almost $200 billion in …

Israel's Security Paradox: Never Safer and Never More Uncertain

For the moment, Israel's enemies are focused on their own problems. But the regional turmoil could affect the way it negotiates with Palestine.<p>As Israel enters yet another round of peace negotiations with Palestinians, the fundamental concern that will guide its decision-making is security. And …

Budget London

A visit to London needn't break the bank. There's a wealth of free and discounted attractions, cheap London travel options and budget accommodation …