Renaissance Art Dopplegangers

Italian photographer Mark Abouzeid remixes all your favorite Renaissance-era portraits in his new series, "The New New World." Recasting modern day immigrants as the stars of famous masterpieces, he recreates paintings of Amerigo Vespucci and Catherine de' Medici with their best 21st century dopplegangers.

PHOTOS: Giant Venomous Tarantula Discovered

It's huge, fast, venomous and the size of a human face. For some, Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula discovered recently in Sri Lanka, is the stuff of nightmares.

But for wildlife advocates, the spider might represent another cause for conservation: The tree-dwelling spider is threatened by habitat destruction.

Rooftop beehives create buzz above French parliament

By Tara Oakes PARIS (Reuters) - The roof of France's National Assembly is ready to buzz with activity after the arrival of three large bee hives this week as part of a project to promote pesticide-free honey. The bees are expected to be moved in once the weather warms up, should produce up to 150 kg of honey a year and help pollinate flowering plants around the capital at a time of worldwide decline in bee numbers. ...

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Rooftop beehives create buzz above French parliament PARIS (Reuters) - The roof of France's National Assembly is ready to buzz with activity after the arrival of three large bee hives this week as part of a project to promote pesticide-free honey. The bees are expected to be moved in once the weather warms up, should produce up to 150 kg of honey a year and help pollinate flowering plants around the capital at a time of worldwide decline in bee numbers. ...

Clip of man sculpting faces from lollipops is a hoax

A recent video posted to YouTube purports to show a man in Singapore making lollipop sculptures using only his mouth. But, as many have guessed, it’s too good to be true. In the original video, posted March 27, a tourist sits down with “Uncle” to witness the making of the lollipop art. “Supposedly, this dude [...]

Man sentenced for driving while ‘intoxicated’ on drum and bass music

Drum and bass is a style of music, not a mind-altering substance. But one unfortunate driver in the U.K. might disagree after he was arrested and sentenced in court over what the judge called driving under the "intoxicating" effects of drum and bass, reports the Bristol Post. For the uninitiated, drum and bass is a [...]

Philadelphia gets ready to play 'Pong' on building

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia is getting ready for a supersized game of "Pong" — on the side of a skyscraper.

Giant tarantula discovered in Sri Lanka

A large species of tarantula, roughly the size of an adult human face, has been discovered in Sri Lanka. And while the venom of the Poecilotheria rajaei is not lethal to humans, there’s little doubt the abnormal size of the spider could be disturbing, even to those not afflicted with arachnophobia. The spider’s leg span [...]

NYC 'zombie' finds Long Island cat in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — It took a zombie to find Disaster at the Crossroads of the World.

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