Beachgoers in Russia found themselves in the midst of a tactical maneuver by the world's largest class of hovercraft. A Russian defense ministry spokesperson said that the beach was on the territory of a Russian military base, and that he didn't know why there were civilians on the beach.
Solar physicists increasingly say we could be entering a 'grand solar minimum' of no sunspot activity, the last one of which coincided with the Little Ice Age. Climate scientists are looking at how that could impact global warming.
Israel Bible: Assyrian inscriptions and biblical accounts describe a revolt against the Assyrian empire in eighth century BC Judea. A newly discovered harbor fortification lends credence to these stories.
Mashco-Piro tribe members, who have for decades lived in voluntary isolation in Peru's southeastern Amazon rainforest, have attempted to make contact with the outside world for the second time since 2011.
A 16th-century brass-and-silver doohickey that had been missing for a decade turned up in the hands of an Italian collector, who stepped forward to return it. The whatchamacallit is to be returned to the museum in a ceremony Wednesday.