High-Speed Internet Is "Un-Islamic," Says A Senior Iranian Ayatollah

Iran's Ministry of Communication recently announced that it will give more mobile providers licenses for high-speed Internet services. But the Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi says authorities should first introduce measures that would prevent access to the "un-Islamic" and "negative features" of the technology. » 10/08/14 9:00am 10/08/14 9:00am

Iran sends a monkey into space, is mortified beyond belief

As if to tell the world that it's blazing a path into the mid-1950's, Iran's state news agency announced on Monday that the country's Defence Department has successfully sent a monkey into suborbital space. Iran insists that the project is part of its broader plan to send humans into space, but the international… » 1/29/13 9:40am 1/29/13 9:40am

Fantastical places around the world where you can live in a cave

You don't need to be an eccentric billionaire or rugged survivalist to take up residence in a cave. All around the globe, living in an rocky recess is just a fact of life and can be way more homey than any manmade structure. Here are some real estate destinations to investigate should you attempt to cultivate that… » 1/26/12 7:20am 1/26/12 7:20am

Iran Goes to Space with First Successful Satellite Launcher Test

Early this morning Iran launched its first rocket into space. It was part of a test of a satellite launcher that will soon send Iran's first satellite into space sometime next year. You can hear a countdown and see the rocket zooming up into the sky in this clip from local TV. In an odd homage to the U.S. space… » 2/04/08 12:30pm 2/04/08 12:30pm