Gruesome? Yep. But fascinating? Oh, yes. After French legislators voted to return 15 mummified Maori heads to New Zealand after decades on display in museums, TIME looks back at the top 10 famous stolen body parts. (Via TIME.com)
Verizon, Google Take Aim at Apple’s iPad
It was really only a matter of time before the world beat a path to Apple’s door after the launch of its iPad.
What Created This Hole in Space?
Astronomers reclassified a bizarre dark patch sighted by the Hubble space telescope in a distant nebula in 1999. What is it?
Quotes: David Cameron on Becoming Prime Minister
“Now let’s get to work.”
— DAVID CAMERON, the new prime minister of Britain, arriving at 10 Downing Street for his first day on the job. (Via BBC)
Vernon Jordan: Clinton Pal Turned TV Star
D.C. lawyer, civil rights leader and Clinton confidante Vernon Jordan appeared on the TV series The Good Wife on Tuesday night, testing his acting chops (well, sorta) by playing himself.
Nearly 100 Feared Dead in Libyan Plane Crash
Libyan state news is estimating some 96 people were dead after a plane crash Wednesday at Tripoli National Airport. The plane, a Afriqiyah Airways flight from Johannesberg, South Africa, crashed during landing. Manifests showed 93 passengers and 11 crew members on board. (Via CNN.com)
Scientists: Mozart Was Brilliant, But He Won’t Get Your Kid into Yale
Considering his claim to be able to compose full symphonies in his head, Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is rightly considered a musical genius and virtuoso. But that doesn’t mean listening to him will make your kid any smarter.
Charlie Davies Misses World Cup Cut
All it took was one car accident to derail Charlie Davies’ World Cup chances.
Thieves Cross a Supreme Court Ruling
Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court let a famed cross remain on federal land. Thieves had a different idea.
Nascar Hall of Fame: A New Ground for Greats
The daily concerns facing major sports entities are commonplace: ticket sales, sponsorships, television ratings. Up until Wednesday, not having a hall of a fame was the NASCAR special.
Firefox 4: Mozilla Wants a More Private Browser
When it comes to Internet surfing, there’s the need for speed. In its latest release, Mozilla thinks users want privacy, too.
Quotes: John McCain on Immigration
“Complete the danged fence.”
− JOHN MCCAIN, Arizona Senator, in a new ad for the Arizona Senate primary election, saying the state must keep out illegal immigrants