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Mar 11, 2014

Globe troupe to take Hamlet to N. Korea

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London said Monday it will take a production of Hamlet to North Korea next year. The Globe’s actors will perform the play in the secretive state in September 2015 as part of its extensive Globe to Globe world tour marking ...

Mar 9, 2014

1765 shipwreck found off Argentina

A team of archaeologists in Argentina has pinpointed the location of the 1765 shipwreck of a Spanish merchant ship off the southern coast, officials said Saturday. It is the oldest wrecked ship of twelve that were identified along 200 km (125 miles) of the ...

Mar 9, 2014

Military ace dreamed up 'rocket cats'

You are a 16th-century German prince plotting to crush a peasant rebellion, or perhaps you are leading an army against the Ottoman Empire or looking to settle the score with a rival nobleman. What is a guy looking for a tactical edge to do? ...

Mar 7, 2014

Sicilians send photo-snapping pastry into stratosphere

Sicilian amateur scientists have launched a model cannolo, a cream-stuffed pastry roll symbolic of the Italian island, into the stratosphere, capturing bizarre images of the dessert flying far above Earth last month. The “Sicilian Space Program,” which cost roughly €350, had symbolic importance as ...

Mar 7, 2014

Gotta pee? There's a website for that

It has been the ruin of many a pleasant outing: Nature calls, but there is nowhere to go. Now, a new website is making it easier for tourists to get much needed relief when traveling in an unfamiliar city or town. The site, Airpnp, ...

Mar 7, 2014

'Not enough' Canadian porn on TV: regulator

Canada’s broadcasting regulator wants to see more locally made porn on Canadian television, according to a notice on its website that accuses three channels of failing to meet licensing requirements. According to the the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), three Toronto-based channels — ...

Are gold coins from S.F. Mint heist?

Mar 5, 2014

Are gold coins from S.F. Mint heist?

The California couple who unearthed gold coins worth more than $10 million might have to surrender them because they may have been stolen, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The couple uncovered eight cans filled with more than 1,400 coins on their property in what ...

Mar 4, 2014

Shilling discovery could rewrite history

An amateur treasure hunter with a hand-held metal detector has turned Canadian history on its head after finding a 16th-century shilling buried in clay on the shores of Vancouver Island. The 435-year-old coin discovered in westernmost Canada has rekindled a theory that a British ...

Mar 3, 2014

Snake eats crocodile in Australia

A huge snake has won a life-and-death battle against a crocodile in Australia, swallowing the animal whole after a lengthy struggle before amazed onlookers. Travis Corlis, who watched the fight Sunday at Queensland’s Lake Moondarra, near the mining town of Mount Isa, said the ...