Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists

Apr 25, 2017

Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists

The psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream" have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout. On Monday, scientists hypothesized that the Norwegian painter's inspiration may in fact have been rare clouds that form in ...

Western leaders cautious on Erdogan's thin win, expanded powers

/ Apr 17, 2017

Western leaders cautious on Erdogan's thin win, expanded powers

Western leaders reacted cautiously, but with some concern, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "Yes" campaign emerged as the winner of Sunday's referendum on expanding the powers of his office. Some capitals, such as London, were holding fire until hearing the opinion of the Organisation ...

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

/ Oct 28, 2016

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

Dominik Creazzi, "Paranormal Investigator" embossed on his jacket, strains his ears among the decaying tombstones of Vienna's central cemetery, the last resting place of 3 million mortals from Beethoven to "Rock Me Amadeus" singer Falco. Armed with an array of high-tech gadgets to detect ghostly ...

Oct 4, 2016

Ten countries host half world's refugees: Amnesty International

Ten countries accounting for 2.5 percent of world GDP are hosting more than half the world's refugees, Amnesty International said Tuesday as it slammed what it called the selfishness of wealthy nations. In a report on the plight faced by the world's 21 million refugees, ...