Page 2 News: May 6, 2012 – May 21, 2012
Facebook and Your Privacy
If you’re reading this article, chances are good you have a page on Facebook, too. More than 150 million Americans already use the site, and the number grows daily because Facebook makes it so easy to keep up with friends, family, and colleagues, discover great content, connect to causes, share photos, drum up business, and learn about fun events…..
Mother’s Day in prison
An annual Mother’s Day event, Get On The Bus, brings children to visit their mothers in prison. Over half of the parents in state prison are more than 100 miles away from their children. Mothers watch their children arrive to visit at California Institute for Women state prison in Chino, California May 5, 2012. A boy looks out of the bus window as he leaves his mother at California Institute for Women state prison…..
Oldest Known Mayan Astronomical Calendar Stuns Scientists
Here’s what’s not going to happen this year: the earth won’t end on Dec. 12; it won’t be swallowed by a black hole, consumed by the sun or get taken out by a collision with the imaginary planet Nibiru. Here’s what will happen: as of today, more people than ever will believe that those calamities will occur on precisely the day they’re predicted to. The reason: a new discovery of the earliest known Mayan astronomical calendar…..
Babe Ruth jersey sells for record $4.4 million
NEW YORK (AP) A baseball jersey worn by Babe Ruth has sold for more than $4.4 million, a record for any item of sports memorabilia, according to the buyer and seller. SCP Auctions says the circa 1920 New York Yankees uniform top is the earliest known jersey worn by The Bambino and it fetched $4,415,658 at the company’s April auction, which ended Sunday. SCP Auctions says that price broke the previous record of…..
Solar-powered catamaran completes record-setting circumnavigation
Turanor PlanetSolar, a futuristic-looking 100-foot catamaran, on Friday became the first vessel to have circumnavigated the planet exclusively on power generated by the sun. The voyage, which began and ended in Monaco, lasted 19-plus months and included layovers in 28 countries, which were designed to promote the importance of solar energy…..
13 Scariest Freshwater Animals
Notorious for their sharp teeth and voracious appetites, piranhas inhabit several of the major river basins in South America. These omnivorous fish are known for their taste for meat, although attacks on human beings are quite rare, despite breathless accounts from early explorers.In a historic visit to Brazil, Theodore Roosevelt famously saw a group of piranhas shredding pieces of a cow carcass in seconds…..
Homes with spectacular gardens
The news that a billionaire is constructing a version of Versailles in the D.C. area brings to mind the famous gardens of the original French estate. While only a small percentage of the One Percent can build or buy a mansion costing $20 million or one that has 20,000-plus square feet, there are many high-end homes on the market that come with majestic gardens…..
Homes of country music stars, 2012
Last year’s collection of 10 Homes of Country Music Stars barely scratched the surface of the number of performers’ homes on the market, recently sold, being purchased or getting unloaded. What follows is a fresh batch of houses, mansions and compounds belonging to 5 performers, including music-making married couples. This collection showcases houses of the young’uns (“American Idol” alumni), the stars who…..
Best ice cream spots in the U.S.
Whether it’s a Good Humor bar or $10 sundae, Americans love ice cream—and fantastic parlors are creating brilliant flavors with ultracreamy textures to entice us. Here, Food & Wine presents the top artisanal, exotic, and nostalgic frozen desserts across the country… All the ice creams here are made with organic NYMilk products from grass-fed cows in upstate New York…..
10 great places for summer romance
Summertime, by its very nature, exudes romance. Here are 10 great ideas for romance-packed summer trips to every corner of the world. Pick any one, and we promise that you will gather memories that will last a lifetime… The light breaks over the deep green of the Andes Mountains, 8,170 feet above sea level. Slowly the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu appear through the morning mist. If you are brave…..
The best new hotels 2012
After a day at the beach, you wander back to your villa and, right on cue, a personal chef stops by to grill lobster tails—and do the dishes afterward. That’s the kind of above-and-beyond service to expect at Secret Bay, a stylish newcomer on the Caribbean island of Dominica. You know the markers of a lousy hotel (poor service, snooze-inducing design, mediocre food), so what makes a hotel one of the best…..
America’s Best Carousels
Brooklyn’s waterfront has long been famous for its skyline view, but now there’s a new way to enjoy it: from Jane’s Carousel. Built in 1922, the restored carousel spins within a modern glass shed below the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. It took exceptional devotion to complete the 27-year restoration of Jane’s Carousel, but most of us can easily relate to the nostalgic appeal of a merry-go-round…..