October 19, 2012 The competition celebrates the inner soul and beauty of animals from around the world.
October 14, 2012 Author J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy world Middle-Earth is filled with hundreds of characters. So many in fact, that a Swedish university student has created a comprehensive census and family tree to catalog the more than 900 humans, elves, dwarves and hobbits.
October 10, 2012 The latest victim injured by a liquid nitrogen cocktail had to have parts of her stomach removed. Yet some in the bar business say the substance is safe when used properly. What do you think? Take our survey.
October 9, 2012 A Scottish sailor set a Guinness World Record this year when he found a 98-year-old message in a bottle. Capt. Sean Bercaw has sent hundreds of his own messages in bottles and received dozens of responses. He explains why he's doing it and what kinds of responses he's gotten to his project.
October 7, 2012 Mikhail Sebastian is stateless. Born ethnically Armenian in what was then the U.S.S.R. and today is Azerbaijan, he came to the U.S. and was eventually allowed to stay and work. Now, he is stranded on American Samoa where immigration officials say he "self-deported."
October 4, 2012 Evan Prince's portraits of Star Wars bad guys at a convention show that even a Stormtrooper is capable of emotion.
September 26, 2012 Forget four-leaf clovers, horseshoes and rabbit feet. The secret to the three-time-lottery-winning Oksnes family of Norway is simple: getting pregnant. In six years, three members of the family have won the national lottery — each coinciding with a birth.