The Marsican bears are the largest land animal in Italy, but they could soon be gone from the country's forest and mountains because of traffic accidents, illegally hunting, and unintentional poisoning.
Italian craftsmen carve wooden nativity figures that offer a window on the top stories and public figures of 2009. This year, the figures include Italian prime minster Silvio Berlusconi, George Clooney, and Michael Jackson.
An Italian researcher says he predicted Monday's quake. Is his claim credible?
On a trip to see an exhibit about the artist, she discovered something more.