| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:18 AM
The Bank of England said this week it would discontinue paper currency after 300 years and begin printing its smaller bills -- 5 and 10 pound notes -- on a polymer beginning in 2016.
The new polymer notes will retain the familiar look of Bank of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:52 PM
“Doctor Who” stars David Tennant and Billie Piper reflect on returning to the series in a bonus clip from the […]...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:38 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Four American presidents, along with more than 60 other world leaders, will travel to South Africa this week to honor former President Nelson Mandela. One man who won't be there is the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The U.K. premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" took place on the same day that iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela died.
Though the film opened in the United States on Nov. 29, actor Idris Elba and Mandela's youngest daughters, Zindzi...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:48 PM
From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind.
Former South African...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Adele isn't just music royalty, the singer has just become a Member of the Order of the British Empire, a division of chivalry in the United Kingdom.
And, to us Yanks, that literally gets her pretty darn close to real royalty, OK?
The "Rolling in...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:39 PM
When the former Kate Middleton needs to go glam, well, she dons a tiara.
Game over for the rest of us wannabe princesses.
The woman now known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was given the royal treatment Tuesday when she wore the Lotus Flower...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — The cultural ecology of any great city is a complex organism, its shape shifting over time. But in the modern era, always it starts with the same ingredient. It starts with artists, the yeast that makes the dough rise. Without them,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues.
East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
| Nov 28, 2013
Re "It's all in your head," Opinion, Nov. 26
In addition to the three reasons Michael Shermer gives for why conspiracy theories persist, there is a fourth: Conspiracy theories make people feel superior. The theorists know something to be true that...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:22 PM
The “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary special is out in theaters Saturday, and Whovians across the globe are celebrating the BBC […]...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:34 PM
We are tomorrow's past, so this Thanksgiving give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification.
HealthCare.gov performed the public service of defeating Barack Obama's ascription of every disagreeable effect...