Cosmologist Stephen Hawking died Wednesday morning at his home in Cambridge, England. No cause of death was released, but his three children released a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved …..
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Meet Josef Pwag — the top secret phony-passport pseudonym of Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Josef Pwag, really? So says Reuters, reporting that Kim and his father, Kim Jong-il, had the fake passports …..
Was Tonya Harding innocent? Was she just the victim of a terrible boyfriend and his nutty henchmen, as the movie I, Tonya suggests? Norm Frink, who prosecuted the case in 1994, …..
For years the question has been: Who betrayed Anne Frank? Nobody has ever known for sure how the Frank family was discovered in their upstairs hideaway in Amsterdam in August of …..
The new portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled today at the National Gallery. Here they are: Barack Obama’s portrait is by Kehinde Wiley, and …..
Punxsutawney Phil, that Greta Garbo-like recluse, has made his prediction for 2018. The news is bad: Punxsutawney Phil appeared just long enough to see his shadow, and that means six …..
He’s not letting go ????@rogerfederer #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/GzuMKotSmi — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 28, 2018 Could Roger Federer the most graceful and gracious athlete of our time? Of all time? Today he claimed his astounding …..
Forget the Winklevoss twins and their bitcoin billions — 50 Cent has a better bitcoin story. Via The Guardian: So what’s the big deal? You see, 50 Cent isn’t just …..
[Editor’s note: The following guest post was originally published by our friends at The Conversation.] By Joshua F.J. Inwood, Penn State University 2017 was a year of increased conflict in the United …..
John Young, the “astronaut’s astronaut” who flew on six different NASA missions over 18 years, has died at age 87. Complications from pneumonia was the cause of death. With apologies to …..
Now we’ll never know what “Z” is for. Mystery author Sue Grafton has died of cancer at age 77. Her long-running “alphabet” series of mysteries began with A Is for …..
Who was the most significant death of 2017? The year is drawing to a close, and so far 29 people have died who were famous enough to have biographies in Who2. …..
How do you keep an impatient music star in the room while you write hit songs? Try a suitcase full of Legos. That’s just one of the fascinatin’ facts in this truly …..
Lt. General Michael Flynn celebrates his 59th birthday sometime this month. The trick is, nobody seems to know when. Oh, presumably his mother knows. But we looked pretty hard for the exact …..
Jim Nabors has died at age 87 after a long career that was really known for one thing: Gomer Pyle, USMC. Nabors was 87 years and 171 days old when …..
Our new Meghan Markle biography is now live — in anticipation of her (maybe) marrying Britain’s Prince Harry. [ November 27 update: They’re officially engaged. ] Meghan Markle has already worn …..
David Cassidy has died at age 67, and if you’re not old enough to weep nostalgic tears at news of his passing, you may instead be saying “Who is David …..
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have been married 70 years as of November 20, 2017. (Wow!) They’ve just released this 70th anniversary portrait in a rather interesting setting: The …..
Abraham Lincoln embraced embalming, starting a uniquely American tradition in funerals.
Physicist and Nobel prize-winner Marie Curie organized pioneering mobile x-ray units to go to the front during World War I.