Lady GaGa plays Soccer with local children in Rio GaGa Plays in Streets on Thursday Singer Lady Gaga on Thursday played soccer and sang with children in a slum in Rio de Janeiro, where she is set to perform this week. Lady Gaga visited Cantagalo, a favela (shantytown) located on a hill […]
Thousands of people on Twitter complaining that they can not log into their accounts anymore. Is it a technical malfunction or something more serious? Eric Weaver tried logging in to his Twitter account this summer, but he was locked out. A hacker had broken into his account and changed the password. But it didn’t end […]
The Syrian colonel sits cross-legged on a patch of moist soil.
The Syrian colonel sat cross-legged on a patch of moist soil, in a borrowed plaid shirt and pale green trousers, surrounded by dozens of men who had fled from the besieged northern Syrian city of Jisr al-Shughour to an orchard a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. He says his name is Hussein Harmoush, and shows TIME a laminated military ID card indicating that and his title
Kevin Clash is an Emmy-award-winning performer and producer with dozens of TV and film credits to his name, but he’s far better known as a furry red monster. Clash is the puppeteer and the voice behind Elmo, one of the most popular characters on the seminal children’s television show Sesame Street, which this week marks its 40th anniversary with a series of special episodes and a two-disc DVD set, Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days
Technologist Eric Drexler envisioned a future in which machines far smaller than dust motes would construct everything from chairs to rocket engines, atom by atom; in which microscopic robots would heal human ills, cell by cell. Sixteen years after the publication of Drexler’s book Engines of Creation, the molecular-scale technologies most immediately available to consumers are somewhat less fantastic: stain-resistant khakis and more durable tennis balls.
Schoolchildren by the thousands wept when Pluto was officially banished from the ranks of the major planets back in 2006, but for the asteroids, demotion to the interplanetary minor leagues is very old news. When Ceres was discovered in 1801 during a search of the mysteriously empty space between Mars and Jupiter, astronomers were convinced they’d found a new planet.
1. THE WIRE This sprawling social drama has dozens of characters and, really, only one–Baltimore, Md
Chinese authorities arrested dozens in an alleged child trafficking ring that sold at least 52 babies nationwide, state media said.
At least 65 people were killed and 420 wounded in a double bombing in central Baghdad on Sunday morning, officials said.