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Top 10 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Name Changes

The rapper Snoop Doog (born Calvin Broadus) has changed his name again -- to Snoop Lion -- after a spiritual and artistic transformation. TIME takes a look at...

Top 10 Pets in Power

Larry the tabby has been appointed the official cat of 10 Downing Street, British Prime Minister David Cameron's residence. TIME takes a look at other...

60 Years of Independence

It faces challenges the size of an elephant, but the world's largest democracy is living up to the dreams of 1947

Top 10 Heroic Animals

Video recently surfaced of a dog who refused to leave behind an injured hound amid the devastation in Japan. Animals have often shown bravery in extraordinary...

Top 10 Strange Mass Animal Deaths

Large numbers of animals have mysteriously died recently, from the thousands of birds found dead in two southern U.S. states to 100,000 dead fish in Arkansas...

Top 20 Worst Summer Blockbusters

Maybe it's the heat, but there's something about the dog days of summer that sends people running to bad blockbusters in droves. TIME takes a look back at the...

Top 10 Persecuted Artists

On Sunday, artist Ai Weiwei — best known for helping design the "Bird's Nest" Olympic stadium in Beijing — was detained by Chinese authorities as part of a...

Top 10 Zoo Escapes

A venomous Egyptian cobra at the Bronx Zoo recently went missing and has yet to be found, much to the dismay of frightened city dwellers. TIME takes a look at...

Top 10 Odd Spa Treatments

What do you get the spa denizen who has everything? How about a bird-poo facial? TIME looks at that and nine other bizarre beauty treatments

The January 10 Republican Debate

John McCain seemed the confident frontrunner, Mike Huckabee was the regular guy, and Fred Thompson played the attack dog. Mark Halperin scores the South Carolina...

Top 10 Evil Animals

Cute animal clips have taken over the Internet. But not every creature deserves a video montage. TIME looks at animals that are troublesome to mankind

Top 10 Miniature Animals

On the last day of 2010, a miniature panda cow was born on a Colorado farm, the product of years of crossbreeding to create one of 24 known cows with panda-like...

Birds of a Feather

For 140 years, scientists argued over the link between modern birds and dinosaurs. The final, feathery piece of the puzzle fell into place two years ago when...

Top 10 Militant Animals

A sensationalist report in the Chinese press claims Afghanistan's Taliban has been training monkeys to wage war. TIME takes a look at animals pressed into...