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Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?

Considered sacred by ancient Aztecs, Mexico's prickly pear cactus could be used to produce renewable energy.

Of demons and dragons - the history of solar eclipses

A dragon eating the Sun. Make that a giant toad. A demon. No, a vampire!

Wet suit

Free diver Pierre Frolla wearing a prototype of wet suit "Oceanwings" in Monaco. The Aqualung-made wet suit allows to plane underwater. Photo courtesy: AFP

Packed with tourists, Ibiza struggles to house locals

Gabriel Alberto Andrade has lived in a van for a year, unable to pay for a home in Spain's Ibiza where rental prices have shot up as mass tourism takes its toll on locals.

Bangkok mailman still bringing word by canal

Revving up his engine as the monsoon clouds begin to open, Nopadol Choihirun steers his weathered boat under a two-lane bridge to keep his pile of envelopes and parcels dry.


Participants climbing the greased poles on which prizes and flags are attached, to celebrate Indonesia's 72nd Independence Day in Denpasar, Bali.

'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

An oddball, vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago, is a missing link in dino evolution, researchers said Wednesday.

Cooling off

1½-year-old polar bear Szeriy lying on giant ice cubes to cool himself at Budapest Zoo and Botanic Gardens.

Rubber heroes

Minions with goggles made of disused rubber tires adorning the wall of a tire shop.

Pizzas in the woods, anyone?

An unusual experience of savoring wood-fired pizzas in the woods.


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