Chinese state media have reported chaos in Beijing after scientists artificially induced the region’s second fake snow storm.
A prominent professor punched a female university employee in the face during an argument about race relations.
Staff at a New Zealand aquarium were astonished to find baby sharks spilling from a wound in a female school shark’s stomach after she was bitten by another shark.
Former astronaut Lisa Nowak pleaded guilty to burglary and misdemeanor battery in an attack against a love rival.
Brazil’s major cities were plunged into darkness last night after a large scale power outage.
The hottest toy to hit the shops this Christmas looks like a cross between a hamster and a Furby.
Brooklyn band Vampire Weekend has disappointed Nicaraguan counter-revolutionaries by revealing that their new album “Contra” is named after a video game.
A group of NASA engineers have perfected a replicating machine that resembles something out of Star Trek.
Google and copyright holders’ proposed digital library settlement has outraged its competitors.
A new film about a hopeless ghetto teen is actually fresh and interesting – not just "another brick in the wall for African Americans".
The appearance of an expensive mosque in impoverished and predominantly Catholic Nicaragua has got the rumour mill turning.
A deer was fatally injured after it jumped into the lion’s den at the National Zoo.
The US government is suing a defense contractor for allegedly substituting sophisticated warhead ignition devices for unsafe equivalents.
Some claim the light hearted tone of new film “The Men who Stare at Goats” belies the steely complexity of the real-life figure the central character is based on.
Defense contractor KBR has been accused of exposing 100,000 people, including US troops, to cancerous toxins in Iraq.