| Nov 9, 2013
Humans speak many languages, but we may be united in our confusion. A new study examined languages from around the world and discovered what they say could be a universal word: "Huh?"
Researchers traveled to cities and remote villages on five...
| Nov 21, 2013
Now that the German elections are over, Germany and France will launch a great initiative to save the European project. Marking the centennial of 1914 and World War I, this will contrast favorably with the weak and confused leadership under which Europe...
| Nov 28, 2013
The outrage sparked by the clumsy handling of a Nazi-looted art trove in Munich, which was revealed this month, shows the urgent need for transparency in the art world, from museums to auction houses to private collections.
For years this rarefied world...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Standard & Poor's downgraded the Netherlands' credit rating on Friday, slicing the list of Eurozone countries holding the top AAA rating to just three.
The Netherlands' ratings downgrade -- to AA+ from AAA -- can be blamed in large part on a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Heinrich Boere, who murdered Dutch civilians as part of a Nazi Waffen SS hit squad during World War II but avoided justice for six decades, died of natural causes Sunday in a prison hospital in Froendenberg, Germany, while serving a life sentence,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Cyndi Lauper is back in the Grammy game. The pop singer-songwriter who in 1985 was named the Grammys' best new artist received her 15th nomination on Friday for musical theater album.
Lauper wrote the music and lyrics for "Kinky Boots," one of three...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
To fully appreciate Paul Napier, you have to know that he played the original Mr. Goodwrench in the GM commercials, a natural fixer, good at keeping things running.
You'd also have to understand that the retired actor with the playful Dick Van Dyke...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
At an age when most people are easing into retirement, 67-year-old bassist Dave Holland can't stop working.
Popping up this Saturday at UCLA's Royce Hall as one of the marquee headliners of the six-night Angel City Jazz Festival (which kicks off...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
What if the solution to smog was right where the rubber meets the road?
Scientists in the Netherlands have found that installing special air-purifying pavement on city streets can cut air pollution nearly in half.
Researchers at Eindhoven University...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this day in 1606 in Leiden in what is now the Netherlands. A prolific artist, he created many self-portraits during his career -- one of which serves as the inspiration for Monday's Google Doodle birthday...