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'The Anime Encyclopedia' goes full digital

“The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation” will be released March 3.<p>Editions 1 and 2, published in 2001 and 2006 …

Anime

‘FILM_FX L3.0’, An Animated Short About a Lonely Robot Living in a Desolated Paris

“FILM_FX L3.0” is a beautiful, computer-animated short created by French video game animation school ISART Digital. It stars a “pet” robot named Leo …

Animation

Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because of …

Alarming images emerge from California drought

From algae sludge in shrinking pools of water to marooned boats on dry, cracked lake beds, California's crippling drought has produced stunning images that put the need for rainfall into stark focus.<p>Once-majestic lakes are now pools of their former selves -- most at less than half their capacity, a …

5 Countries You Can Visit for Less than $50 a Day

There are too many travel myths out there. Probably the most common one is that international travel is too expensive for the average person -- It's just not true.<p>Dedicated travelers and backpackers everywhere know that finding the right deal and being open to compromise can make practically any …

Sri Lanka

The forgotten losers of the console wars

History is written by the victors, but for all those generations of console wars we've managed to weather through, what about the other guys? Opening this week, a new games museum in southern Japan houses 56 different consoles of varying fame (or infamy). For every NES/Famicom, there are …

Crime

US schools pull essay questioning Holocaust

The school board of a southern California district has admitted as "wholly inappropriate" asking pupils to write an essay on whether they believed the Nazi Holocaust really happened.<p>The local newspaper, the <i>San Bernardino Sun,</i> reported that 2,000 13 and 14-year-old pupils in the district were asked: …

North Korea Apparently Has Drones and South Korea Found Some of Them

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>South Korea announced on Thursday that it had reached the conclusion that three surveillance drones …

Florida mansion arson victims were shot, investigators say

A deadly fire in a Tampa Bay, Fla., mansion took an even darker twist Thursday when officials said all four people found dead inside had been shot.<p>The roughly 6,000-square-foot home, which is owned by former tennis star James Blake but which he rents out, went up in flames Wednesday morning after …

The 21 Most Magical Spots In Hawaii

Some people may think Hawaii is overrated. We think it's home to magic; a place where you can find everything from rainbow trees to fiery water to beaches made of sea glass.<p>The below 21 spots, after all, prove one thing: the Aloha state has <i>a lot</i> more to offer than just white sand beaches and …

U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos

Suspected serial bomber killed himself as SWAT was closing in: Authorities<p>Springtime snowstorm cuts miserable path through Northeast<p>Loyola-Chicago's …

1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy had tattoo of Archangel Michael

A mummy of an Egyptian woman dating back to 700 A.D. has been scanned and stripped to reveal a tattoo on her thigh that displays the name of the biblical archangel Michael.<p>The discovery, announced by researchers at the British Museum over the weekend, was made during a research project that used …

Two Weeks After Waking Up In Body Bag, Man Dies

Walter Williams, the 78-year-old man from Mississippi who two weeks ago "came back to life once he was put on an embalming table," has died.<p>According to <i>The Clarion-Ledger</i> of Jackson, Miss., Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said Williams died around 1 a.m. Thursday. CNN adds that the coroner …

Jamaica's marijuana growers split on legalisation

<b>The Jamaican government has said it is planning to decriminalise possession of small amounts of marijuana by the end of this year. The BBC's Nick Davis travelled to Jamaica's interior to gauge the reaction of those currently growing the crop illegally.</b><p>In Jamaica, marijuana, or ganja, as it is more …

Cannabis

Kim Jong-un's younger sister given key role

North Korean leader's 'weird' sister becomes his closest adviser<p>The younger sister of Kim Jong-un has been elevated to a key role in the North Korean regime and is on the verge of becoming Mr Kim’s closest adviser, despite her youth and reported erratic behaviour.<p>Kim Yo-jong, 24, emerged in the …

Rare 'likely' female-to-female HIV case reported in US

<b>US health officials have published details of a rare case of suspected female-to-female HIV infection.</b><p>A 46-year-old woman "likely acquired" the virus during a six-month monogamous relationship with a HIV-positive woman in Texas, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).<p>She was infected with a …

Public Health

Gel Might Protect Women From HIV Even After Sex

An experimental new gel might protect women from the AIDS virus even after they have sex, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>Tests in monkeys show the gel, which contains an HIV drug that stops the virus from infecting cells, can work even after the virus is in the body. If the same holds true in …

Public Health

Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere?

Justice Anthony Kennedy has more power than any president or justice in history to decree the law of the land. Agree with him or not, there is …

It's Proven To Save Lives, So Why Is Maine Opposed To Narcan?

Dr. Lynn Ouellette, a psychiatrist from Brunswick, Maine, asks herself "What if?" a lot these days. What if they had found her son just a few minutes earlier? What if they had gotten him to the hospital sooner?<p>What if they'd had the overdose antidote Narcan in the house?<p>"What we know is that this …

San Francisco’s rightward turn: Why it may no longer be America’s iconic liberal city

With an influx of rich people and exodus of poor and middle class, a less liberal San Francisco could soon emerge<p>The city of San Francisco holds a unique and storied place in liberal America. It’s the place where radically liberal ideas that never see the light of day in the rest of the county come …

Louisiana Wants Women to Wait 30 Days Before Having an Abortion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this month, Americans United for Life ranked Louisiana as 2013's No. 1 pro-life state …

Bitcoin executive resigns amid money-laundering investigation

Charlie Shrem, Bitcoin Foundation vice-president, resigns Shrem accused of helping to launder money for Silk Road<p>The vice-president of the Bitcoin Foundation, which lobbies on behalf of the digital currency, has resigned amid allegations he helped launder money for Silk Road, the online drug bazaar.<p>…

Cantaloupe farmers get no prison time in disease outbreak

Cantaloupe farmers Eric and Ryan Jensen get no prison time in listeria outbreak that killed 33 people nationwide.<p>Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers will not go to prison but were sentenced Tuesday to probation and home detention for their role in a listeria outbreak that killed 33 people in 2011. The …

Bakery Violated Civil Rights