Rabies is among the most terrifying viruses to get. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “once clinical signs of rabies appear, the disease is nearly always fatal.” (Really: there have been fewer than 10 documented cases of survival once symptoms appear.) Luckily for us—and our pets—Louis Pasteur developed a vaccine that can stop things from getting to that point.
When the Beatles landed in the U.S. for the first time, on February 7, 1964, American teens went wild. The editors of LIFE Magazine, taking notice of the phenomenon, quickly assigned photographers to cover the band’s first American tour and television appearances.
McDonald’s and Yum Brands’ KFC have each recently unveiled plans to tinker with mobile payments in China, a move to lure the nation’s hundreds of millions smartphone users that increasingly use those devices for their day-to-day needs.
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s memorial to Confederate soldiers was vandalized this weekend with the words “murderer” and “black lives matter.”
The Grateful Dead have put on their final performance together—and it was a record breaker.
The band played on Sunday night at Chicago’s Soldier Field as part of their “Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead” tour, and the stadium said 71,000 tickets were sold for the show, the Associated Press reports—more than any other event held at the stadium.
Britney Spears gave in to nostalgia on Saturday, recreating her iconic Oops!… I Did It Again album cover with her sons when she came across a beaded curtain while in Disneyland.
Greece is a tiny country. It’s 0.3 % of the GDP of the world. Most private creditors took their money out of the debt-ridden nation years ago. So why is the possible exit of Greece from the Eurozone rocking markets?
It’s been a long time coming, but Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have tied the knot at last, People reports.
The couple, whose engagement was revealed in early 2014, first met on the set of That 70s Show in 1998.
Hello Kitty, the billion-dollar Japanese brand that sells everything from clothes to toys to erotic massagers to little girls of all ages, is coming to a theater near you.
An Indian journalist has died under mysterious circumstances while on assignment covering allegations of a massive scheme to manipulate the results of entrance examinations for medical colleges and government jobs in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
When Minecraft developer Mojang weirdly joined hands with Telltale Games to metamorphose the sandbox blockbuster into a choose-your-own-adventure in December 2014, I wasn’t sure what to think. Okay, I suppose “Is nothing sacred?” probably went through my head once or twice.
The Iran nuclear talks are continuing this week in Vienna with just days before the deadline. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday morning that an agreement is still far from assured, and the outcome will shape a key area of President Obama‘s legacy.
After scoring a hat-trick in the World Cup finals on Sunday and leading her team to victory, soccer superstar Carli Lloyd celebrated along with the rest of the American team.
The festival of San Fermin has been held in Pamplona, Spain, for centuries and the annual event is still the area’s claim to fame. Of the many components of the days-long event, which begins on Monday this year, the running of the bulls (which starts Tuesday) is the most famous part—and, thanks to Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, the early 20th century is perhaps its most famous era.
Amy Schumer is certainly not shy when it comes to sex—but how does her mother feel about her often-racy comedy?
Surprisingly, she’s not shocked.
About 40 people were wounded and seven were killed in Chicago over the weekend, including a seven-year-old boy, leaving police and residents angry over the ongoing violence in the Windy City.
Rain, like the downpours that have inundated Shanghai in recent weeks, doesn’t buoy the spirits. But don’t despair, counseled the People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece, on Monday: “Rainbows always appear after rains.”
That upbeat message coursed through China’s state media on Monday, referring to the dismal performance of the nation’s bourses, including the Shanghai Composite Index, which has lost nearly 30% over the past three weeks.
At a campaign function in New Hampshire over the weekend, Hillary Clinton called China’s rise to global eminence “the story of the twenty-first century” — a backhanded compliment of sorts, given that she went onto accuse the country of cyberwarfare against the United States.
(NEW YORK) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of “4,000 people yelling, ‘Buy!
NASA said Sunday its New Horizons space probe remains on track for a historic flyby of Pluto after the mission suffered what appeared to be a nail-biting glitch.
Amazon is turning 20 next week, and to celebrate the online retail site is launching Prime Day, a global shopping extravaganza for Prime members.
(ATHENS, Greece)—Greece and its membership in Europe’s joint currency faced an uncertain future Monday, with time pressing for the country to reach a bailout deal with creditors after Greeks resoundingly rejected the notion of more austerity in exchange for aid.
A Minnesota volunteer firefighter has been suspended after flying a Confederate battle flag from the back of a fire truck during a parade last week.
Brian Nielsen, a southern Minnesota volunteer firefighter, told the local CBS affiliate he would resign from the Hartland Fire Department if asked to do so.
“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It’s very easy to say yes.” — Tony Blair
Tony Blair isn’t the only one who thinks that. So does Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett.
Israel has taken one more step to walling itself off from its neighbors.
The border with Jordan is the last Israeli frontier that is totally open to a neighboring country; the borders with Egypt, Syria and Lebanon are all fenced off.
The festival of San Fermín, held every July in Pamplona, Spain, since the 16th century, has its origins in religious tradition, honoring a Catholic saint now nearly 2,000 years martyred.
This digital age we’ve found ourselves in is sure a complex one. On one hand, people are increasingly anxious about their online privacy, to the point where all of Europe is blocking Facebook’s new facial recognition photo app.
Two top astronomers say the comet that is now home to the Philae lander could also be inhabited by microbial alien life.
Several characteristics of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are best explained by the presence of living organisms beneath its icy surface, reports The Guardian.
Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive end for the New York Giants, reportedly injured his hand while lighting fireworks at his Florida home on the night of July 4.