The angels, cherubs and putti depicted in Christmas nativity scenes are “anatomically flawed” according to a scientist who claims they would never be able to fly with their flimsy wings.
A new Pentagon study is warning the Obama administration about overspending in Afghanistan by revealing that the US Army wasted billions of dollars on the Iraq war.
A 125m-year-old dinosaur species resembling a bird used venom to subdue its prey according to a new theory based on the shape of some of the creature’s teeth.
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused Washington of forging the documents revealed last week showing that Tehran is working on a nuclear bomb trigger.
As the Philippines-based volcano Mount Mayon continues to show signs of erupting residents who are refusing evacuation are being asked to sign waivers by rescue services.
The US Army general in northern Iraq has added pregnancy to the list of behavior which could lead to a court martial while serving under his command.
Israel has admitted harvesting organs from the bodies of Palestinians and Israelis without permission from their families during the 1990s.
A top rabbi has accused the Pope of “insensitivity” towards Jews after he moved his World War II era predecessor Pope Pius XII a step close to sainthood.
The “Arbeit macht frei” sign stolen from Auschwitz on Friday has been recovered in Northern Poland and five men are now being questioned by police.
Iran’s opposition has seized upon the death of one of the republic’s founding fathers, Grand Ayatolllah Hossein Ali Montazeri, to take to the streets in mourning.
Early this morning the Democrats won a major victory in the push for health care reform after the Senate voted to end debate on a package of controversial revisions to the bill.
A satellite has captured images of “night-shining clouds”, which form at high altitudes and glow after night falls, and NASA has used them to create a new map of the formations.
Scientists paid a load of young people to get drunk and then analysed the results to find out which alcoholic beverages produced the worst hangover – with interesting results!
An engineering team has developed face recognition software which they claim is “remarkably accurate in realistic situations” unlike existing face recognition systems.
Aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights, can sometimes collide producing spectacular displays of light according to NASA which deployed cameras around the Arctic to catch the phenomenon.