The cold war: how it began, why it ended
Women line up to cast their vote during gubernatorial elections in Kaduna, Nigeria. Two states in Nigeria's Muslim north voted for candidates after their polls were delayed by violence that killed at least 500 last week after the oil-rich nation's presidential election.
A girl undergoes physical conditioning during a ballet training session at Feier Angel dance training centre in Beijing Saturday. About 100 girls, mostly between the ages of 3 and 7, learn ballet at the center.
Angelina Walley, wife of German anatomist Gunther von Hagens looks at a plastinate shark during an exhibition preview at the Cologne zoo. 'Koerperwelten der Tiere' (Body Worlds of Animals), an exhibition of polymer preserved animals of German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, opens on April 15 and runs until September 30, 2011.
An album with the greatest hits of Leon Russell, the new Nintendo 3DS which lets you play video games in 3-D, Henning Mankell's suspenseful detective story 'The Troubled Man,' and more recommendations.
A Russian circus artist performs with his snake during the dress rehearsal of the Miracle and Mirage show of the Russian water circus at Budapest's Grand Circus.
Indians celebrate after their team won the ICC World Cup cricket semifinal match against Pakistan, in Mumbai, India. India upstaged archrival Pakistan by 29 runs in the so-called 'mother of all World Cup matches' to progress to the final against Sri Lanka, giving Sachin Tendulkar another chance to reach his 100th hundred after his charmed innings fell just short on Wednesday.
The disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan underscores – yet again – the need to abandon nuclear power as a panacea for energy independence. Experts may never determine what caused all of the emergency cooling safety systems at Daiichi to fail completely. But they have learned that they are nearly powerless to bring the smoldering units under control. In the meantime, significant amounts of radioactive gas have vented, and partial meltdowns of at least two reactors have occurred. Indeed, nuclear power will never live up to industry promises. As a whole it is ultimately unsafe, an accident waiting to happen, and far more expensive than proponents admit. Colby College professor Paul Josephson gives seven reasons why we should abandon nuclear power and instead turn to solar, wind, and other forms of energy production that won’t experience such catastrophic accidents.
Demi Heranne (l.) and Melanie Aparitio kiss a wax figure of singer Justin Bieber after the unveiling at Madame Tussauds museum in New York.