World's Top 15 Universities

15. Cornell University, United States

Cornell University rated as 15th best university in World University Rankings. Once called “the first American university” by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell University represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. Adding practical subjects to the classics and admitting qualified students regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, or religion was quite a departure when Cornell was founded in 1865. Today’s Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarian excellence.

14. Duke University, United States

Duke University rated as 14th best university in World University Rankings. Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. The school, then-named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892. In December 1924, the provisions of James B. Duke’s indenture created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.

Water Festival In Thai - Songkran

Thailand's massively popular Songkran Festival celebrating the Thai New Year and the official start of summer runs April 12-15. Splashing water is one of the main ways to celebrate. In this particular water fight in the Ayutthaya province, our bet's on the elephants.'

World Largest Plane - Antonov 225

The World's Largest Plane at Niagara Falls Airport. This airplane was at the Niagara falls airport recently to load large transformers to fly directly to Saudi Arabia. It has 32 wheels that can Costs more than my house to rotate the tires. The World's Biggest Airplane, the Russian Antonov 225. While they were loading the compressors, the Russian pilots (two crews), went into town to buy cigarettes by the case and Levis jeans.  It is amazing something this huge can stay in the air. The Wright brothers would never have dreamt it. 

Veena Malik Photoshoot

Torch Festival In Kashmir

Kashmiris hold burning torches outside the shrine of Sakhi Zain-ud-din Wali, a Sufi saint, during an annual torch festival in Aishmuqam, about 75 km south of Srinagar, April 24, 2013.

Sachin Tendulkar Celebrates His 40th Birthday

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar celebrates his 40th birthday in Kolkata on April 24, 2013. With a nation of cricket fans willing Tendulkar toward a yet another year in his prolific international career, the man they affectionately call 'the Little Master' celebrated his 40th birthday amid universal praise and reflection.

Agora Tower In Taiwan

On the last and biggest parcel of land available for residential use in Taipei city, Vincent callebaut's twisting, foliage-filled 'agora tower' will preside over the rest of the urban xinyin district. The architect, known for his distinct Eco-vision, has designed a high-density space that aims at limiting the ecologic footprint of its inhabitants by forging a symbiotic relationship between the urban dweller and nature.

Tall planted balconies of suspended orchards, organic vegetable gardens and and medicinal greenery will take root in the high-performance building. In true cradle-to-cradle fashion, even the construction process transforms itself; industrial waste will be returned as a 'technical nutrient' to be indefinitely recycled. The helicoidal towers appropriate their form from the structure of DNA, conceptually speaking to the building blocks of life, as well as dynamism and twinning. Four types of housing units form a full level allowing their twisting forms to optimize space for open-air hanging gardens. The angled apartments additionally offer exceptional views of the bustling city by multiplying the transversal views of the overall east-west rhomboidal pyramid. Corbelled floors provide structure and privacy.

Six Year Old Magnet Boy

Ivan Stoiljkovic, a six-year-old boy from a small town in norther Croatia, has been attracting media attention with his unusual gift of making large quantities of metal stick to his torso. However, Ivan claims that he get very tired from holding spoons and pans on his body. And magnetism isn’t the only “super power” this boy has, according to his folks his wounds heal much faster than they normally should, leaving no scars, and his healing scars have been known to alleviate his grandfather’s stomach pains, and the pain of a neighbor who hurt his leg in a tractor accident.

Ashford Castle At Ireland

Ashford Castle is a medieval castle turned five star luxury hotel near Cong on the Mayo/Galway border in Ireland, on the shore of Lough Corrib. Castle was built on the site in 1228 by the Anglo-Norman House of Burke following their defeat of the O'Connors,  who are still extant in the person of the O'Conor Don. The Estate was purchased in 1852 by Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, who extended the estate 110 km, built new roads, planted thousands of trees and added two large Victorian style extensions.

Priyanka Chopra Vogue Magazine Photoshoot

New Pope Benedict XVI

The cardinals of the Roman Catholic church on Wednesday chose as their new pope a man from almost "the end of the world". The first non-European to be elected for almost 1,300 years and the first-ever member of the Jesuit order. Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed. He came close to becoming pope last time, reportedly gaining the second-highest vote total in several rounds of voting before he bowed out of the running in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI.

The new pope appeared on the balcony over the entrance to St Peter's basilica more than an hour after white smoke poured from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel, signalling that the cardinals had made their choice. Dressed in his new white robes. Perhaps a little intimidated as he looked out at the sea of jubilant humanity in the square. The former Cardinal Bergoglio was not among the front-runners. But he obtained more votes than any other candidate except former pope Benedict in the 2005 conclave.