Quinn Berentson has won $2500 for resurrecting the moa – in his award-winning book, Moa: The life and death of New Zealand’s legendary bird. It is among three winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors’ Best First Book Awards, and was described by chief judge John Campbell as “a really great historical biography, in which almost everyone (including the bird itself) is varying degrees of mad”.
We can now add “makes children cry” to the long list of character faults that dog Mel Gibson. Gaby Hoffmann, the former child star of such classics as Uncle Buck, Field of Dreams and Sleepless in Seattle, told the Huffington Post that Gibson had yelled at her while they were making the 1993 film Man Without a Face
Michael Douglas “couldn’t be more supportive” of Catherine Zeta-Jones. The actress has bipolar II disorder and yesterday it was confirmed she has checked into a clinic for maintenance treatment
Electroplating stout metals with aluminum was described at the Chicago Institute of the American Chemical Society last week. If the process should become practicable commercially, housewifery and industry will benefit by inestimable billions.
The drug-related violence in Mexico is harrowing and depressing. It poses a growing danger to Mexican civil society, the Mexican economy and the U.S
For more than two weeks, students have occupied the main campus of the University of Chile in Santiago, spreading sleeping bags across office floors between empty soda cans brimming with cigarette butts.
Founding the first modern Montessori school in the U.S. turned red-haired Nancy McCormick Rambusch from a housewife into a stormy prophetess
In the Soviet Ogonek, Georgi Blok describes a sensational exhibit at a recent meeting of the Moscow Surgical Society. On the platform close to the guests of honor stood a large white dog, wagging its tail
Itching for a good after-school science experiment?
Q: When is an opera not an opera?