The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has sent a 74-year-old song, Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead, flying into the UK charts, figures showed. The song from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz was top of Amazon’s most downloaded chart on Wednesday after a social media campaign to promote the upbeat track as a way for detractors to “celebrate” the death of Britain’s most divisive postwar leader.
What exactly is edible deodorant and can it actually work? Eat Your Way to Flowery Freshness? A new candy claims to tackle body odor from the inside out. “Science and nature have come together to make a functional food that leaves your skin with a beautiful rose fragrance,” reads the website for Deo Perfume Candy, […]
Google and the Catlin Seaview Survey have begun capturing underwater imagery and landscapes. Images of the Great Barrier Reef, Philippines and Hawaii are viewable on Google Maps. The project will help scientists monitor the effects of climate change on reefs and hopefully expand into other areas of marine research. The Interactive Panorama Google Street View, […]
The daughter of world’s fourth richest man in Britain and Formula One racer Bernie Ecclestone, Tamara Ecclestone bought a million dollar crystal bathtub made from a single piece of rock crystal found in the Amazonian rainforest for her $72 million house in London. Tamara Ecclestone who is not shy of shouting out about her expensive investment said “It’s […]
From his Cessna a mile above the southern Amazon, John Carter looks down on the destruction of the world’s greatest ecological jewel. He watches men converting rain forest into cattle pastures and soybean fields with bulldozers and chains
The world didn’t exactly shake when Betsy Daly stopped going to Blockbuster a year ago, but the movie-rental giant would be smart to ask itself whether this 33-year-old San Jose, Calif., mom represents the future. Daly now pays $15 a month to order her DVDs online
Deep in the Chiquitana tropical dry forest in southeast Bolivia, Noine Picanerai stands on a dirt road that cuts through lush woods. The 50,000-acre plot looks like a protected reserve
It’s the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead or crucify them on the national stage . The all-powerful Oprah Book Club is not so much a club as a ruthlessly influential marketing vehicle, with the power to fundamentally alter best-seller lists, Amazon rankings and royalty payments.
Worldwide production of illicit opium, coca leaf and cannabis is many times the amount currently consumed by drug abusers. Some governments do not have control of the narcotics growing regions, and prospects in several countries are dampened by corruption, even government involvement in the narcotics trade.
The certificate was only one of several that emerged from the prestigious Salon du Chocolat in Paris, the annual summit of the world’s master chocolatiers. But it may be enough to start a revolution in Peru