When 52-year-old Steve Maes went into Boston's Virgin Megastore the other day, he wasn't in the mood for the greeter who met him at the entrance. He ignored her perky Welcome to Virgin! and proceeded to shop.
Ukraine's faltering Orange Revolution is seen by analysts as something that was hardly avoidable. Many Eastern European countries went through a number of rapid successions in leadership before they somewhat stabilized. But given the EU's reduced appetite for new members any time soon, will this lead to greater chances for Moscow to embark on a renewed struggle for control over its neigbour?
Until doctors and patients learn to speak the same language, patients need all the help they can get to understand their treatment options. Why not use graphics to help clear away the confusion?
Environmental advocates say the price of wind-generated electricity is plummeting, making the alternative energy source more viable in the commercial market.
Carrageen, an ingredient common in toothpaste, ice cream, shampoo and champagne, is the key component in Carraguard, an experimental vaginal gel that contains microbicides that paralyze sperm and attack HIV and other viruses. The substance is in the final testing phase and could be avaiable in a year.
Plane spotters have had a rough time since Sept. 11, 2001. These aviation groupies who haunt airports to watch and photograph planes in action are now in the crosshairs of law enforcement agents worried about terrorism.
As the number of women imprisoned in America grows, a new prison romance dynamic is emerging through the Internet: men pursuing lady cons, a twist on the traditional prison relationship. But buyer beware: Happy endings are rare, and scams have already cost men hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Digital photography is catching on so fast that some photographers are taking drastic steps to cope with an uncertain future. One stalwart is hording film in his freezer. Another has simply resigned himself to the fact that his old film camera may make a good ashtray.