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‘Dictator is coming!’ Hungarian PM heckled by European Commission chief (VIDEO)
The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, seems to have invented a new way to address a European leader, using the word "dictator” to the Hungarian prime minister during arrivals at the Friday EU summit in Riga.

22.05.2015 13:49

Holy sun! Solar halo in Mexico causes social media frenzy (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
A perfectly round rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun in several Mexican cities, including the country's capital on Thursday. People spent the day with their heads looking up at the sky, trying to capture the phenomenon and share it on social media.

22.05.2015 13:02

Crouching tiger, fearless crane: Bird beats two big cats in China zoo fight (VIDEO)
A red-crowned crane found itself in a tiger enclosure in a Chinese wildlife park. Unfazed, it faced off against the two giant cats – and won.

20.05.2015 18:36

Drone shuttle: Air Force’s X-37 goes up on a (semi-) secret mission
For the first time ever, the US Air Force’s X-37 unmanned space plane has gone into orbit on a mission not entirely classified. The USAF provided details on several civilian experiments aboard the drone shuttle, though much of the mission remains secret.

20.05.2015 16:14

Cast in faux bronze: 'Emperor Putin' monument revealed outside St. Petersburg
A small community near St. Petersburg has revealed a bust of President Vladimir Putin depicted as a Roman emperor – sans laurel crown. The man behind the monument is a controversial Cossack leader, who earlier advocated taking Alaska from the US.

17.05.2015 13:47

​Breathtaking timelapse video shows nightlight Earth from space
The European Space Agency released a timelapse video composed of images taken by its astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space Station.

17.05.2015 06:16

​‘Fly wherever you want:’ Jetmen behind death-defying Dubai stunt speak out (VIDEO)
Some Dubai residents may have noticed something rather unusual in the sky. No, it wasn’t Superman – it was ‘Jetman.’ Yves Rossy and his partner soared into the skies above the desert cranking up to 300kph, with just a jet pack for propulsion.

15.05.2015 15:53

New app lets you create & share videos with life-size holograms of celebrities
Want a video where you’re chatting with Obama? Or a selfie with a Bengal tiger? A new app, which creates the illusion of life-size holograms via a mobile device you can share on social media, has been launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website.

14.05.2015 16:59

Hello, Jurassic Park? Scientists create chickens with dinosaur features
Scientists for the first time have created animals with dinosaur features using fossils as a guide. They have transformed chicken beaks into something similar to a dinosaur snout.

13.05.2015 21:05

Jetpack power: Stunning 4K video of Jetmen soaring above Dubai at 120mph
A breathtaking video has been shot over Dubai, as 'Jetman' Yves Rossy and his partner soared into the skies using jet-powered wings that can accelerate up to 200kph (124mph).

12.05.2015 12:41

‘Our little general’: Touching video of troops saluting little kid on V-Day rehearsal (VIDEO)
This little Russian had a moment of real pride as troops he saluted on V-Day actually saluted him back, greeting him like a true general. The video of the scene, recorded by boy’s aunt, went viral, melting the hearts of thousands on the Internet.

11.05.2015 15:51

Chinese boss pays for 6,400 employees to go on luxury French vacation
A Chinese billionaire paid for a massive four-day corporate trip to France, covering the costs for over half of his 12,000 employees, to celebrate the firm’s 20-year anniversary. The gesture cost the tycoon about $15 million.

11.05.2015 00:58