The moon might be about 60 million years older than we thought, according to new research, which hones in on slightly less new research suggesting that the moon is about 100 million years younger than we thought. Confused?
Georgia-based Matty B has posted dozens of videos of pop song covers to YouTube, featuring pre-teen suburban interpretations of hit songs. Haven't heard of him? Neither had we.
Tourists have been warned of surging prices in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup, and certain industries do seem to be booming in Brazil thanks to the event. But some of the gains will be seen outside of the country, as well.
Malaysia is seeing an invasion of giant, friendly moths, putting it in the running for most moths against the moth-y cities of Singapore.
Filipino officials arrested wanted terrorist Khair Mundos on Wednesday morning, finally putting to rest a seven-year search for the dangerous criminal.
Islamist militants from the al-Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), in control of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul since Monday night, have now seized the building housing the Turkish consulate.
Days after Islamist militants swarmed the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, about 500,000 residents -- including Iraqi troops -- are exiting the city.
The Internet is seeing a glorious and likely brief convergence of Ayn Rand obsessions, giving us the gift of a few days when totally unrelated corners of the web can talk about both her environmentalism and her love cats.
Months of careful analysis has confirmed that a 1635 portrait of Rembrandt was painted by the man himself, putting to rest more than 50 years of speculation on who was responsible for the work.
The incomparable Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tells us why he won't read news first thing in the morning, why Rachel Maddow makes him want to tear out his fingernails (in a good way), and reminds us that sometimes humor helps the medicine go down.
At least 20, and possibly as many as 40, young mothers and three men have been kidnapped in Nigeria, in a siege likely perpetrated by Boko Haram. The victims were nabbed near Chibok, the same town which saw 300 schoolgirls kidnapped in April.
The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for yet another attack in Karachi today, marking the second time in two days that insurgents have targeted the city's major international airport.
The faces of predecessors to the human "Homo" genus evolved as protection against human fists, according to a new study in the scientific journal Biological Reviews.
Last night, we watched the final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The series ended as it started, with a nod to individual scientific achievers but a focus on the ability of every inquisitive thinker to make a contribution
Yesterday, five distraught relatives of passengers still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 announced that they will issue a (not-yet-raised) $5 million reward to anyone who can offer information on the plane's whereabouts.
The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for an hours-long overnight attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, which killed dozens of people and left several injured.
A gun importer in Vermont who blames President Barack Obama for the recent layoff of 41 employees, actually makes a decent argument for why the White House is responsible for the cutbacks.
The New York Review of Books is directing a series of scathing tweets at the CIA's handle, apparently listing their not-so-social-media-friendly interrogation techniques
North Korea said on Friday that it has detained an American citizen for unspecified reasons, raising the number of U.S. citizens believed to be held in the country to three.
The D-Day remembrance ceremonies at Normandy on Friday also served as the backdrop to a number of high-profile – and highly awkward meetings — between the assembled world leaders. Most of them involving Russian President Vladimir Putin.