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Latvian yacht wins awards in The Tall Ships Races 2012

Latvia’s only training yacht Spaniel has concluded its participation in the international teaching and yacht regatta The Tall Ships Races 2012. The Spaniel showed exceptional results in all three contests: Spaniel earned the «Fastest regatta participant» title in the first stage; earned the 4th place in the second stage and the 3rd place in the third stage.

NASA discovers 100 million year old dinosaur footprints

Recently discovered on the grounds of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, experts say the massive footprint was made by an armored, plant-eating dinosaur.

Best science photos of 2012

New Scientist and the Australian Museum have been jointly running the New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography since 2007. The competition looks for a single photograph that most effectively communicates an aspect of science.

August 27 in pictures

BNN offers to take a look at the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures of the day.

San Francisco coffee shop bans Instagram

San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee made a stir last week when it posted a sign of rules including «not talking about annoying hipster topics».

Daily joke: Woman's will

Two salesmen are traveling in the country when their car breaks down.

Recipe: Tempura with shrimp and vegetables

You might just have asked what tempura is. Tempura is an archetypal Japanese food. All the essential qualities of Japanese cuisine are reflected in its preparation: the use of absolutely fresh ingredients, the artful presentation, and the perfection of technique by a skilled chef.

Photos of the week, 2012.08.24.

Each Friday BNN-NEWS.COM offers the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures from all over the world.

Does art make people nicer?

Most parents want their kids to be altruistic, tolerant, and open-minded. To achieve that, all they have to do is to expose them to the arts, scientists say.

PHOTO: Mutant animal found in Ukraine

Hunters in a remote area in Ukraine have shot down an animal that vets are struggling to identify. But it is said to bear similarities with a dog, a cat, a fox and even a kangaroo.

Uzbekistan's first daughter hits out at Western critics

The eldest daughter of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov, already a pop star in her own country, has taken aim at her critics after she released her first English-language album in the West.

Peru police seize thousands of dried seahorses

Police in Peru have seized more than 16 000 dried seahorses which smugglers wanted to export illegally to Asia, authorities say.

Video: Aerofex hover-bike

A California-based engineering firm has created a proof-of-concept hover-bike which is able to fly up to 15ft at 50km/h.

Palace: Prince Harry has a right to privacy

St James's Palace has confirmed it contacted the Press Complaints Commission over the possible use of naked photos of Prince Harry. The palace had heard a number of UK newspapers were considering using them, a spokesman said. Not one has done so.

Daily joke: After army

A drill sergeant had just chewed out one of his cadets, and as he was walking away, he turned to the cadet and said...

August 23 in pictures

BNN offers to take a look at the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures of the day.

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton dances again

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken part in a dinner hosted by the South African Foreign Minister in Johannesburg, showing once again that she loves dancing.

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