Emotions flow as freed miners emerge

Chile Mine Rescue: Questions and Answers It’s been over two months since the 33 Chilean workers were trapped a half mile underground in the San Jose mine. Now their return to the surface of the earth looks like a reality. Here, some answers to questions about the rescue effort. How did the miners become trapped […]

Mergers and Acquisitions Episode 47

Directed by: Daniel Attias Written by: David Chase, Robin Green & Mitchell Burgess and Terry Winter By his own admission, Tony may not be the most moral man on earth, ” . . . but I do have rules.” And one of those rules is that you don’t move in on another guy’s goomara. So […]

playing card mysteries explained

Unchanged for years, the iconography of modern playing cards make them one of gaming’s most familiar sights. But how much do you really know about the history of the modern 52 (or 54) card deck? 1. We think of playing cards as being as ancient as chess or draughts, but while the general idea of […]

‘Dora’ actress claims she was cheated

‘Dora The Explorer’ Lawsuit Alleges Star was Cheated out of ‘Millions’ Children’s bilingual, animated, interactive, adventure series featuring Dora, a 7-year-old Latina girl who lives inside a computer. In each episode, Dora and her best friend, a monkey named Boots, invite preschoolers on an adventure. Each step on the journey presents some kind of problem […]

Pilots question airspeed sensors’ troubled history

PARIS – Airbus knew since at least 2002 about problems with the type of speed sensor that malfunctioned on an Air France passenger plane that went down in June, The Associated Press has learned. But air safety authorities did not order their replacement until after the crash, which killed all 228 people aboard. The tubes, […]

Optical Illusions

NOTE: Please use caution if you are prone to queasiness or other problems with illusions. Also note: some of the images are animated, or appear to be moving. Stare at the red dot long enough, and the grey stripes will disappear. Believe it or not, these lines are straight and parallel.

Firm place to stand outside solar system found

WASHINGTON – Astronomers have finally found a place outside our solar system where there’s a firm place to stand — if only it weren’t so broiling hot. As scientists search the skies for life elsewhere, they have found more than 300 planets outside our solar system. But they all have been gas balls or can’t […]

True origins of the peace sign

Where did the peace sign come from? It is instantly recognizable as a sign of peace, but what is the symbolism behind the peace sign? The olive branch came from ancient Greece, the dove from the Bible … but where did that circle with the chicken-footprint come from? Rewind back to 1958 when London textile […]

“Big Pussy” Bonpensiero

“Sometimes you gotta do things you don’t want to…If you’re lookin’ for a purpose in life, doin’ what’s right is your purpose.” The late Sal “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero was the big brother Tony never had. Heavy-set and gregarious, he valued family above all else and had a special knack with kids. His own children adored […]

The Billion Dollar Movie Club

A few weeks after breaking the record for the highest-grossing animated flick of all time, Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” has just become only the seventh movie ever to rake in $1 billion in worldwide box office receipts. The Wrap reports that Disney announced the movie crossed the ten-digit threshold on Friday, making the studio the […]