The US withdrew funding after UNESCO's Palestine vote yesterday. There's no reason that Palestinians won't be able to muster the votes for recognition in other UN agencies like the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Frankenstein moon: 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley claimed that the tale came to her in a vision late one night as the moon streamed through her window. Her account was disputed, but astronomers at Texas State University have now substantiated her 'Frankenstein moon.'
Cell phones in hands of more than 5 billion people, United Nations says. But mobile Internet growing much faster than cell phones: 160 percent last year alone.
Maserati Kubang SUV, Lamborghini Gallardo, and other super luxury vehicles shine at Frankfurt auto show, despite Europe's debt woes. Maserati Kubang SUV set for production in 2013.
Super-Earth: The newfound haul of alien planets includes 16 super-Earths, which are potentially rocky worlds that are more massive than our planet. One in particular has captured astronomers' attention because it orbits at the edge of its star's habitable zone, suggesting conditions could be ripe to support life.
Western countries including the US say the United Nations needs to get tough on Syria for its crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. But Russia appeared to block those plans Monday.
Hana Qaddafi, we were told, was killed by US airstrikes in 1986 when she was a baby. Evidence now suggests that Muammar Qaddafi lied keeping his daughter under wraps for 25 years.
Our final fiction roundup of the summer features an eclectic lineup: One is a fantasy epic, the second is a quirky first novel about an avant-garde family, and the third is a somber look at the kidnapping of a political dissident. All, however, are really good.
Jorge Luis Borges, known for his speculative fiction writing, is celebrated with a Google Doodle today. The illustration resembles Borges' own work, a peek into the future from the perspective of a man alive before digital computers.