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Op-Ed: Costa Concordia captain playing games with new statement on ship

The captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, continues to deny fault in the disaster that took 32 lives on Jan. 13, 2012, and his latest statement is one of his most deceptive. He's playing a shell game.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Boy with cancer receives more mail than entire town

Foxboro - Five-year-old Danny Nickerson wanted cards for his birthday, which is today. He got it in spades, or perhaps avalanches, as 30,000 cards and 3,000 gifts flooded in and more were coming.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Entire town lives underground to avoid extreme heat

Like out of a science fiction story the small Australian town named Coober Pedy lives underground to avoid desert dust storms and extreme heat.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 3 comments

Toronto Maple Leafs hire 'innovative thinker' and fire Poulin

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a new hire, inking the now former G.M. of the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kyle Dubas. The club's new assistant general manager, Dubas is just 28 and was hailed by Leaf G.M. Dave Nonis as an "innovative thinker."
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.
In the Media by AFP

Infants in strollers at risk through sun cover

Stockholm - There has been a lot of talk recently about children and dogs dying after being left locked in hot cars. Now a pediatrician in Sweden is pointing out that it is equally dangerous to use a blanket to block sun from entering a baby's stroller.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Mantis shrimp has sixteen 'eyes'

Lund - Mantis shrimp have 16 different types of photoreceptors in their eyes, and six of them are ultraviolet (UV) receptors, a new study reveals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Super Moon will rise on July 12

The first of three consecutive "Super Moons" will rise above the Earth's skyline on Saturday July 12, 2014. Get your cameras ready.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

Video: Warship called 'Cursed' reveals lost treasure

Researchers combing the bottom of the Baltic Sea for new scientific information have turned their attention to the "Mars" and the ship has yielded a new discovery of a different kind.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

First Derm, a 'Crotch Selfie' app from Sweden, makes headlines

Launched in Sweden as an STD triage app, First Derm now accepts photos of any rash, bump, wart or strange mole above and below the waist, and works with a team of dermatologists to help identify the issue. The "Crotch Selfie" app is making headlines.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

‘Queen of Eurovision’ to open Stockholm Pride 2014

Conchita Wurst, the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, is to open the 16th annual Stockholm Pride festival in Sweden next month.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

Pope Francis the most influential world figure on Twitter

Geneva - Pope Francis has less than one-third the Twitter followers of President Obama, but what the Pontiff lacks in bare Twitter numbers, he more than makes up for when it comes to retweets.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Op-Ed: The international female genital mutilation crisis

The original impetus for this story was spurred on by the unexpected discovery of 30 girls in a Swedish school who were subjected to this abuse. Unfortunately the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) crisis is much bigger than that.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Felon's mug shot on Facebook gets thousands of female admirers

Jeremy Meek, who was arrested in Stockholm recently, wouldn't have dreamed that thousands of women all over the world would swoon over his mug shot minutes after the Stockholm police posted it on their Facebook page. But that is exactly what happened.
In the Media by Sonia D'Costa - 2 comments

Man claiming to have a bomb gives up in Stockholm

Stockholm - A man claiming to have a bomb in the office of a human rights group in Stockholm gave himself up on Thursday after negotiating with the police on the phone, law enforcement said.
In the Media by AFP

A brief history of the penalty shoot-out at FIFA World Cup

The placement of the ball, a step back, the moment before, the approach and...welcome to penalty shootouts at the World Cup. Even those who don't like to see a game decided in a shoot-out — and that's most of us — can't turn away from them.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

World's nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

Stockholm - The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

FIFA World Cup Report: Host Brazil, Croatia, kick it off Thursday

The 20th FIFA Men's World Cup is set to kick off on Thursday, June 12 with one game, host Brazil playing Croatia in Sao Paulo. The following day has 3 matches, Mexico vs. Cameroon, Spain vs. the Netherlands and Chile up against Australia.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Are the Vancouver Canucks looking at newly-fired Dan Bylsma?

With today's announcement from Pittsburgh that the Pens have hired Jim Rutherford to replace Ray Shero, and that the G.M.'s first act was to fire coach Dan Bylsma, the question becomes - what about Bylsma? Could he end up with the Vancouver Canucks?
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Swedish student’s idea may make cash, debit cards obsolete

Imagine a debit card that can never be lost of stolen, and will always be right there when you need it. Imagine no more — just such a card is already in use.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 2 comments
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