• Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

    The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? She was wearing maternity Spanx under her black designer dress to conceal cellulite, not her pregnant belly.

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg wants to figure out social equation

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg figures there could be a formula that explains how people think.

  • Aboriginal experience inspires artist Abramovic decades on

    Performance artist Marina Abramovic is known for putting her body on the line -- from cutting herself, to walking thousands of kilometers along China's Great Wall, to having a loaded gun pointed at her head.

  • Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs

    Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening.

  • 'Jurassic World' still king of N. America box office

    The dinosaurs of "Jurassic World" stayed atop the cinematic food chain this weekend, snapping up another US$54.5 million to keep Pixar's "Inside Out" in second place at the North American box office, figures showed Monday.

  • Google Now Cards for Ramadhan released in Indonesia

    Google released on Tuesday a special Ramadhan edition in its Google Now Cards application in Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country.

  • Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without water

    A washing machine stands in the middle of Maria Jimenez's California yard, like a redundant relic of modern life. Nearby are several rented mobile toilets, no longer in use.

  • Looking for love on a dating app? You may find music instead

    In your quest to find a date, a spouse or a hook-up, you might discover something else when using dating apps: new music.

  • Spicing up Malaysia's beloved 'fatty rice'

    Zainal Abidin's tiny food stall serves just one item and opens for only a few hours but is besieged each day by nearly a thousand customers clamoring for Malaysia's undisputed national dish, nasi lemak.

  • Truffle dogs sniff out pungent fungus prized by foodies

    The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.

  • Hounded and out of work, gay Ukrainians flee rebel east

    Oleksandr had already lost his job for being gay in the rebel Ukrainian bastion of Donetsk when he was approached by two Russian speakers with rifles dangling on their hips.

  • Handwriting not on the wall for fax machines

    It may have slipped from its golden age into its golden years, but two decades into the Internet era the fax machine is still, perhaps surprisingly, holding its place in many offices.

  • Long trek up Mount Argopuro

    At the top of Mount Argopuro — the highest of 19 peaks in the Argopuro mountain range in East Java — there is only a heap of stones with a red-and-white flag fluttering on a casuarina tree and several notice boards marking the summit.

  • Breakup for online dating app Tinder and parent

    The popular online dating app Tinder is breaking free as part of a spinoff announced Thursday by parent company IAC/InterActive Corp.

  • Oslo creates world's first 'highway' to protect endangered bees

    From flower emblazoned cemeteries to rooftop gardens and balconies, Norway's capital Oslo is creating a "bee highway" to protect endangered pollinators essential to food production.

  • German museum launches show on 150 years of gay history

    Germany's main national history museum is launching an exhibition tracing 150 years of gay history, including the first uses of the term "homosexual" and the brutal Nazi-era repression of gays.

  • Previously uncast Rodin sculpture fetches $1.1 million

    A sculpture by renowned French artist Auguste Rodin, only cast in bronze for the first time last year, sold for more than $1 million at a London sale on Tuesday.

  • In pictures: Gender bending Gucci sets tone for 2016 summer of love

    Male fashion followers will be sporting distinctly androgynous, even outright feminine, looks next year if some of the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalk shows in Milan are a guide.

  • French architects chosen for Helsinki Guggenheim museum

    A design by a French studio, Moreau Kusunoki Architectes, has been selected for the future Helsinki Guggenheim museum, the foundation supporting the Finnish bid for the project announced Tuesday.

  • In pictures: Dog days at China canine training camp

    Tongue drooping as he leaps over rainbow coloured obstacles and through metal hoops, "Little Seven" is put through his paces at one of China's dog training camps.

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