Belgian ritual and Chinese puppetry join UN-backed list of intangible heritage

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity comes into being in Istanbul, Turkey.

UNESCO committee adds 12 elements to intangible heritage list

Twelve elements, ranging from rice planting rituals in Japan to Mexico''s mariachi music to a horseback-riding tradition in France, were today added to the United Nations-backed list of the world''s outstanding examples of intangible heritage.

Second Mayan reference to 2012 revealed
DJIBOUTI: Migrants risk all for "better life"

Some of the migrants gathered on Obock’s pier have been stranded for over a month with no money to continue or...

Addressing The Shortage Of Women In Silicon Valley

Women attend a talk on Wednesday at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Portland, Ore. The conference...

Who's The Spookiest Super-Villain? Take The Poll Of Perfidiousness

All Hallows Eve is fast upon us, bringing with it fun-sized eating binges, sullen teens who can't be bothered to slap together a costume trying to cadge some free Kit Kats, and those fake spider webs that, if we're honest, really just make your front...

Pro Pitchers' Dirty Secret Rubbed On Every Ball

Lena Blackburne Baseball is the only baseball rubbing mud...

Australia’s Economic Blowout Fails To Cut Brazilian Blowouts

According to leading Sydney-based hair stylist Marc Azzi of the Marc Azzi Hair Salon, Brazilian Blowout Keratin treatments are now the most popular among Australian women, thanks to their promotion by Hollywood movie stars such as Nicole Kidman and...

China began cultivating millet 10,000 years ago

Evidence of glutinous millet's cultivation has been found in the northern province of Hebei that could date back to 10,000 years, said Chinese archaeologists Sunday.

Hard Choices: Do Libraries Really Destroy Books?

Yesterday, an Australian blogger named S Peter Davis wrote a piece for Cracked (the surprisingly...