An online petition demands that YouTube removes the latest music video by Katy Perry. The signatories believe her zapping a man wearing a pendant with the word ‘Allah’ written in Arabic is blasphemous.
The quest for Olympic gold has more than once been paved in a trail of tears, and Sochi 2014 has proven no exception, with some of the Games' most heartfelt and heart wrenching moments coming in victory as well as defeat.
A video of a wolf wandering through a hallway of a Sochi Olympic dorm posted by American luger, Kate Hansen, caused media frenzy in the US. Little did they know that the clip was filmed and placed on Hansen’s page by a US comedy talk show.
Chelyabinsk is to celebrate one year since a meteorite hit the Siberian city with a scientific conference, a memorial stone and fireworks at the site of its landing. Meanwhile, the “birthday boy” from space has lost 20 kg in weight and got a bit rusty.
A French appeals court has fined an activist 3,000 euros for publishing documents accessed via an open hyperlink in a Google search. The “hacker” was prosecuted despite the fact that the government agency owning the files didn’t pursue a case against him.
An amateur-designed device that lights up whenever the International Space Station makes a close fly-by has surpassed its crowdfunding goal at Kickstarter in just five days. Dozens of space fans are anxious to track the ISS and even greet it with tweets.
A dispute over whether prose or poetry is the more important form of language for literature has ended with a death in Russia. One of the participants, a former school teacher, put a bloody exclamation mark to the row with a knife.