The Department of Defense has released new regulations that relax prohibitions on the wearing of religious headgear, as well as beards, tattoos or piercings with religious significance, while service are
A large proportion of the extreme right wing are military veterans. Several leaders served in Vietnam and were shocked at the national disgust that greeted them as they returned home after that debacle.
“The statistics on firearm-related suicides and homicides in the U.S. might reasonably be expected to convince U.S. citizens that action on reducing gun ownership and use would be beneficial to their the
Anoushka Shankar began playing sitar with her famous father, the late Ravi Shankar, when she was 4. But until recently, she'd never entered a studio with her other famous relative, half-sister Norah Jones.
As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and
London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many
Astronomers have found a planet, a mere 80 light years from Earth, that is wandering the heavens alone. The free-floating planet, named PSO J318.5-22, is a gas giant with six times the mass of Jupiter
For years people have argued over what they believe is the essential remedy after a heavy night - from a strong coffee to a hair of the dog. But now it has been revealed that revellers who go for the option
How does the new $100 (USD) stack up against everywhere else? The $100 bill is the most widely circulated U.S. denomination abroad and, because it's almost universally accepted, the most counterfeited
In the aftermath of the big bang that flung the universe into existence 13.82bn years ago, the forces of nature were one. But as the universe expanded and cooled, they separated out into the four seen
When I was nine I was frogmarched to the opticians for my first sight test. It was after copying down the fact that "Marco Pob was a famous explorer" from the board at school. The optometrist explained
A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter. You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's.
People just need to be petted to know who they are. Being touched pleasantly may contribute to our sense of ownership over our bodies, according to new research from University College London and the of
Scientists have discovered the first new form of botulinum toxin in over 40 years, but they're taking the unusual step of keeping key details about it secret. That's because botulinum toxin is one of most
The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters.