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King Richard III gets funeral, 530 years after death Richard III finally received the ceremony and honor a king deserves, 530 years after his death in battle. Hundreds of people, including some in period costume and armor, turned out in England's Leicestershire on Sunday to watch a procession carrying the remains of the mediev... - Posted on March 25, 2015
Serbian women want to save magic carpets A Pirot carpet has magical powers, they say. Its colorful patterns and symbols are designed to bring luck and protect from evil. Nearly every home in this eastern Serbian town has one. The carpets are big or small, rolled out on the floor, wrapped around the furniture or hung on th... - Posted on March 25, 2015
Is it time for a woman to lead the United Nations? How does the United Nations choose a secretary-general? The Security Council nominates a candidate and the General Assembly votes on the candidate. The Security Council's selection process for U.N. chief has remained secretive and almost completely male. Secretary-General Ba... - Posted on March 19, 2015
She’s the only female taxi driver in Afghanistan Sara Bahai's decision to become Afghanistan's only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family. That, and a love of driving that has confined her detractors to the rear-view mirror. She still remembers her ... - Posted on March 18, 2015
Japanese robot to get Artificial Intelligence Robots continue to get smarter. They can be programmed to think. Well, not exactly think like humans, but respond that way. Japanese mobile carrier Softbank says it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper. The robot will ... - Posted on March 12, 2015
Can it fly around the world without a drop of fuel? A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. It marked the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater. It took off f... - Posted on March 11, 2015
Obamas encourage world to “Let girls learn” Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama has announced a more focused government effort to help tens of millions of girls around the world. The effort would focus on girls attending and staying in school. Michelle Obama said she will go to Japan and Cambodia to promote... - Posted on March 9, 2015
Bummed out by winter? Try running from a volcano! One of South America's most active volcanoes has erupted. It is located in southern Chile. It was spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes. The volcano has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of people. Authorities worried that mudslides caused ... - Posted on March 6, 2015
Was the dress black and blue or gold and white? It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace. To many an eye, the dress transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Optomet... - Posted on March 6, 2015
Good news! More pandas! Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. The latest census by China's State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268. The total is 1,864. The last survey ended in 2003. Nearly three quarters of the pandas live in the southwestern province ... - Posted on March 5, 2015