Featuring songbirds, cocaine, female Chinese bodyguards, and the Chileans in charge of slaughtering beavers.
To those following the news it felt like these tragedies must add up to the worst year air travel has possibly ever seen; surprisingly though that this is not at all true.
Here's how the annual glut of anniversary features will pan out this year.
The butt of a Brazilian model known for her derriere is literally rotting away due to a botched black-market plastic surgery. The fillers she pumped into her rump to increase her curves fused to her muscles and caused her body to go into septic shock.
The councillor reportedly said that she didn't trust "Negroes" because "there's something about their faces."
The legendary director opens up about Beverly Hills John, his latest exhibition in NYC.
Not only are they filled with other peoples' sweat and pee, but a new study found that pool water contains traces of insect repellant, pharmaceutical drugs, and other chemicals.
The Paris Observatory say they're adding a leap second to clocks this summer to catch up with atomic time. We asked some people in London what they'll do with their extra second.
A new study says that women who produce a lot of liquid during sex are urinating out of pleasure, though a broader debate over female ejaculation rages on.
Apologizing for the actions of extremist gunmen makes little sense to me when I have absolutely nothing in common with them and zero understanding of their grotesque interpretation of Islam.
Not even the latest earthquake, the country's least favourite phenomenon, can shake NZ's stride into 2015.
A Hamilton woman filed a Change.org petition in an effort to get her local government to roll back a decade-old rule about not sledding on city slopes.
"The Paris tragedy just confirms the amount of evil and injustice in the world we live in, and it is our duty to continue fighting against them the best way we know how—with satire."
We're serializing season two of our HBO show, starting with the premiere, in which Ben Anderson reported on Brazil's effort to clean up crime before the World Cup and Olympics. We checked in with Ben to get his thoughts now that the World Cup is over.
The Irukandji is a tiny and transparent sea jelly whose psychoactive sting will leave you wishing for death.
He was trying to clean them, but then life got in the way.
Nigel Farage has strong ideas about immigrants speaking perfect English, but, as part of a Pakistani immigrant family, I'm living proof of how having English as a first language doesn't count for everything.
We've all given some thought to what kind of death would be the least bad, and by now there are even some stock answers. But are drowning and hypothermia really good ways to go?
An estimated 1 million prostitutes work in the United States, and all but a very few do so illegally.
Parents of stillborn children anticipate a future that never comes. With all this unfulfilment parents want to capture something of the experience.
People are freaking out about how this is the worst flu season yet. We asked a few experts whether or not we're really about to relive the movie Contagion.
New year, same old rich-poor divide—let's celebrate: It's Fat Cat Tuesday.
Giving money to people just for being alive, it turns out, is in the peculiar class of political notions that can warm Leninist and libertarian hearts alike.
The internet is home to hundreds of talented women who dedicate their time to creating the Sherlock actor's likeness. We talked to some of them about how the idea of "fandom" can devalue their art.