Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune Only Teardrops, despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Juries and television viewers across Europe awarded the barefoot, hippie-chic 20-year-old for the catchy love song that is driven by her deep, Shakira-like voice
A baby sloth at a zoo in the Netherlands is clinging to a new friend for dear life. A teddy bear has given to a 2-month-old sloth named Sjakie (pronounced “Sharkey”) at the Burgers’ Zoo. The stuffed bear not only provides a friend to cuddle with, but it give the baby […]
THEY led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts
It’s no secret that stress isn’t good for you. But what’s less clear is how social stressors like a high-pressure job or a failing marriage affect your physical well-being
Some 150 miles North of Phoenix, on the edge of Arizona’s Tonto National Forest a stark high-desert landscape of burnt-orange mesas, saguaro cacti and ponderosa pines sits the state’s first commercial-scale wind farm.
Trapped on a swarming sector of Long Island where the backwash of Suburbia blurs into the edge of New York City, the West Side Tennis Club at Forest Hills is a green refuge from the crowded reality about it. Outside its high fences, the Long Island Rail Road rattles on its rounds and ordinary citizens endure the twice-daily war of commuting.
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
HOW THEY START… Wildfires result from a confluence of fuel, dryness and some kind of trigger.
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
There are two important things to know about tracking wild elephants, and it’s better to learn both of them before you’re actually in the jungle, tracking wild elephants.