Part 4 of a Monitor cover story about how families hit by the Eat Pray Love effect finance adventure travel – selling the house, taking the kids out of school and hitting the road.
Harold Camping had prophesied that the world as we know it would end today. But the time has come and gone, and "The Rapture" has not occurred.
How much of a "News Junkie" are you? From the obvious to the more obscure, test your knowledge of the week's events. Take our photo quiz.
White iPhone 4, Apple's long lost tech unicorn, will really, truly go on sale tomorrow, according to Apple. The company delayed its white iPhone 4 for 10 months in order to "get every detail right."
This citizen journalism photo taken with a cell phone by Stefanie Gordon aboard a passenger flight from New York to Palm Beach, Fla. shows the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it streaks toward orbit shortly after liftoff on May 16. Gordon says she had just awakened from a nap on the flight when the pilot announced the shuttle might come into view.
Largest spider fossil has been discovered in volcanic ash in China. The largest spider fossil is believed to be as old as the dinosaur.
Though the above image may resemble a painting straight out of an art gallery in Venice Beach, California, it is in fact a satellite image of the sands and seaweed in the Bahamas. Tides and ocean currents in the Bahamas sculpted the sand and seaweed beds into these multicolored, fluted patterns in much the same way that winds sculpted the vast sand dunes in the Sahara Desert.
Australia is proposing the most drastic government attempt yet to reduce smoking, requiring cigarette companies to package their brands in an unappealing drab olive wrapper.
As April is the cruelest month, it seems like a fine time to check in with some of the mystery genre's most reliable wordsmiths. From forgotten historical figures to lost children, there are enough puzzles and double-crosses here to carry fans through to summer – but not a butler in sight.