Hurricane Ana to Miss Hawaii But Brings Strong Winds, Big Waves

Hurricane Ana is expected to miss Hawaii, passing 115 miles southwest of Kauai and 120 miles southwest of Oahu Saturday night, but that isn’t stopping strong winds and heavy rainfall The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has described the 120-mile distance from Kauai as “dangerously close” as the Category 1 hurricane prompted tropical storm warnings for […]

Retired Charreria Horses Start Second Careers in Mexico City

Mexico’s national sport, charreria, is a kind of rodeo made up of different equestrian competitions — complete with glamorously dressed horses. Since their arrival from Spain in the 1500s, horses have been a rich part of Mexico’s history. And there is perhaps no better representation of the country’s unique culture and national identity than charreria. […]

What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

With several overlapping features, Facebook‘s Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether you want to stay in touch with friends, promote your brand or meet others with the same hobbies, we can […]

Imagine Running a Marathon in Heavy Smog. That Just Happened in Beijing.

BEIJING — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog. The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at Tiananmen Square with many of the tens of thousands of participants wearing face masks. The 42-kilometer (26-mile) course ended […]

Cruise Ship Carrying Dallas Health Care Worker Docks in Texas After Ebola Scare

UPDATED 12:19 p.m. ET: The Dallas lab worker has tested negative for Ebola, Carnival Cruise Lines said Sunday, according to Reuters. The Carnival cruise ship carrying a Dallas health worker who quarantined herself after possibly being exposed to Ebola docked in Galveston, Texas, early Sunday morning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention realized that […]

Who Owns the Moon?

Whether you’re into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space. Some “pioneers” even believe humanity’s survival depends on colonizing celestial bodies such as the Moon and Mars, both becoming central hubs for our further journey into the cosmos. Lunar land peddlers have started doing deals already — a one-acre plot […]