The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


  • 9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask

    Ukrainians have been protesting since Nov. 21, when President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a deal for closer integration with the European Union, instead drawing the country closer to Russia.

    January 31, 2014

  • Screen shot 2014-01-30 at 12.18.04 PM.png 3 best apps to help you watch the weather

    So far it has been an interesting winter for weather. While most phones come with a native app for the basic forcast, these apps give you your weather update in whatever style suits you.

    January 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Archaeologists unearth the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh

    Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania announced this month that they have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian pharaoh.

    January 30, 2014

  • Don't let ice, snow damage your home

    The recent frigid weather has brought homeowners a host of problems. Many friends and neighbors (including me) have come home in freezing temperatures to an ice-jammed gutter or the dreaded sound of dripping water because of a burst pipe.

    January 30, 2014

  • Studies find Neanderthal genes in modern humans

    Neanderthal genes lurk among us. Small traces of Neanderthal DNA have been confirmed in the areas of the genome that affect skin and hair of modern humans, according to two new studies that also give clues as to which Neanderthal traits may have been helpful - or harmful - to the survival of our species.

    January 30, 2014

  • news_snowden.jpg Norwegian lawmakers nominate Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

    Edward Snowden was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian politicians for contributing to transparency and global stability by exposing a U.S. surveillance program.

    January 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Why is Peter Pan usually played by a woman?

    NBC Entertainment's chairman initially joked that he wants Miley Cyrus for the title role, then "hinted" that Peter Pan may be played by a male actor instead. This is a big deal to fans, since the character is nearly always played by a woman. Why have so few men stepped into the role of the eternally young boy?

    January 29, 2014

  • Why birds fly in a V formation

    Anyone watching the autumn sky knows that migrating birds fly in a V formation, but scientists have long debated why. A new study of ibises finds that these big-winged birds carefully position their wingtips and sync their flapping, presumably to catch the preceding bird's updraft - and save energy during flight.

    January 22, 2014

  • The Internet's 25 worst passwords, and what they say about you

    NEW YORK - So in the spirit of educational password-shaming, here's SplashData's list of this year's 25 worst passwords, along with our own expert analysis of what each one says about the sort of person who uses it.

    January 22, 2014

  • CorollaExt.jpg Corolla gets a makeover

    The Corolla is a foundational car for Toyota, one that sells in huge volume in the United States and around the world, which sets the tone for the entire global company. And that’s what makes this year's edition incredibly important.

    January 21, 2014 1 Photo

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