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World's Third Oldest Bible Displayed at Smithsonian

Ancient gospels with unique passages attributed to Jesus makes a rare holiday appearance.<p><b>Perched in the middle of a Victorian dining room, and surrounded by antique Asian vases, the world's third oldest Bible is now on display in Washington, D.C.</b><p><b>The Codex Washingtonianus, located at the</b> …

No Reserve: 40-Years-Stored 1956 Plymouth Suburban

This 1956 Plymouth Suburban Custom station wagon is described as a complete and unmolested original that’s been parked in a Canadian barn for 35-40 …

Are immigrants natural conservatives? Think again

When U.S. President Barack Obama won 71 per cent of the Hispanic vote in 2012, it dealt the final blow to an idea that had been popular during George W. Bush’s years: that Hispanic Americans’ conservative values on social issues (rooted in their predominantly Catholic religiosity), made them …

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2013, year of the fake: Our love affair with viral Internet hoaxes

All of a sudden, it seems, it has become the year of the hoax. From a server faking a homophobic message, to a self-righteous airplane passenger passing notes to a non-existent "Diane," to a supposed Google employee berating protestors, stories that appear to be true but aren't are suddenly …

U.S. military auctioning off millions of dollars worth of equipment as troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan

It is a January sale with a difference. The U.S. military is auctioning off millions of dollars of tankers, accommodation blocks, tents, generators …

Christmas in the Holy Land: Marching bands, souvenir shops, and Middle East politics all part of its ‘special’ appeal

Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations on Tuesday, bringing warm …

Man with no arms ticketed for not wearing seatbelt wants an apology from Saskatoon police officer

All Steve Simonar wants is an apology.<p>The man with no arms firmly believes having a Saskatoon police officer say sorry for how he treated Simonar …

This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science

From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013.<p>Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines. And scientific expertise figured in disarmament debates in Syria and in Iran's …

1967 Porsche 911S Barn Find Basketcase

This 1967 Porsche 911S (chassis 306068S) is yet another black basketcase early S to come to market this week, and the seller says that he purchased …

Roadkill builds crazy-cheap 1968 Dodge Charger rat rod using an old motorhome

Certain requests for description simply cannot be fulfilled, like if someone asked you to describe Picasso's <i>Guernica</i> or Gilliam's <i>Brazil</i>. There is only one appropriate answer to such entreaties, and that is: "You just gotta see it." That's where we are with the latest episode of <i>Roadkill</i>, wherein …

1948 Dodge Business Coupe

This 1948 Dodge DeLuxe business coupe is said to be a good-running, rust-free example that can be driven anywhere. Though its paint shows some …

1958 Vauxhall Victor Super

This 1958 Vauxhall Victor Super is an unusual sight on these shores, though these were sold via Pontiac dealers for several years. Looking much like …

1957 Fiat Multipla Project

This 1957 Fiat Multipla was rescued from a shed that was built around the car, where it had slumbered for 20 years. It ha sbow been blasted and …

1965 Triumph TR4A

This 1965 Triumph TR4A is described as a well-maintained example suitable for daily driving that’s been in the same family since 1980 and owned by …