The Indivisible Invisible: Inside Brazil's Spirit World

Somewhere in Rio de Janeiro, 28-year-old Krysllah Mendoca closes her eyes and lifts her arms in reverence. Dressed in all white, Mendoca is paying homage to spirits and the spirit world during an Umbanda ceremony. Umbanda, which emerged from Rio in the 1930s, is a mix of the region’s religions, including African traditions of worship, […]

Anthony Joshua KOs Alexander Povetkin in thriller to retain world heavyweight titles

World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua retained his titles with a dramatic 7th round KO of Russian challenger Aleksander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Povetkin made the early rounds competitive with some clever work on the inside, forcing Joshua to work to find his range. Both boxers shipped punishment, with Povetkin sporting a significant […]

Watch a woman take bicycle speed world record behind 800 hp dragster

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Etc.,Racing Denise Mueller-Korenek hit nearly 184 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats Continue reading Watch a woman take bicycle speed world record behind 800 hp dragster Watch a woman take bicycle speed world record behind 800 hp dragster originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:49:00 […]

Canada's growing roster of stars has team poised for success at Women's Basketball World Cup

Kia Nurse remembers when being a Canadian basketball player meant flying under the radar. The Hamilton, Ont., native arrived at the University of Connecticut in 2014 without the fanfare that many top recruits receive. Although Nurse was ranked 33rd in ESPN's class of prospects that year, she believed it was only because she was attending […]

16 condiments from around the world that you should try

Sam Howzit/Flickr Condiments don’t always get the credit they deserve for adding flavor to a meal. Whether they’re sweet, sour, salty, or spicy (or umami, as the case may be), jams, pastes, and other scrumptious accompaniments deserve kudos for enlivening entrées and sides alike. Here are 15 condiments from around the world, from Georgian plum […]

World Anti-Doping Agency votes to reinstate Russia

The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme. WADA's decision after a vote of its 12-member executive committee was called "the greatest treachery against clean athletes in Olympic history" by the lawyer of the […]

50 epic photos from Oktoberfest prove it’s one of the most misunderstood celebrations in the world

Alexandra Beier / Stringer / Getty Images Europe The 185th Oktoberfest celebration starts September 22 and runs through October 7. The tradition started as an annual way to celebrate the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The pair were married in 1810. Thousands of people gather at Theresienwiese every year […]

Fortnite Save the World free code latest as fans wait on Epic season 5 news

Fans have started asking the question of when will Fortnite Save the World be free to play? It’s fair enough as Epic Games did say earlier this year that the original Fortnite mode would be following in the footsteps of Battle Royale, the latest can be found on this official Epic Games website. But nothing […]