Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage.
[....]" [Based on: Article (Scientists unearth evidence that Ice Age giants originated in Tibet) cn 2011-09-04 - Editor: Wang Guanqun] NASA's Curiosity rover has  uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet. P.] The watering hole near the Martian equator existed about 3.5 billion years ago around the time when life evolved on Earth. [NP] The skeleton, described in the British scientific journal Nature and National Geographic magazine, represents the first juvenile remains of these ancient humanlike creatures, making the fossil the oldest child by far ever found. From the waste down, the skeleton looks like a human's. Her brain was small, her nose flat like a chimpanzee's and her face long and projecting.
It’s the most happening of cities, a place where over 200 languages are spoken and millions flock each year to see its world-famous sights. The crowded streets of Manhattan are the stuff of legend.
First timers will want to head to the top of the Empire State Building and stand beneath the glare of the lights of Times Square.
But there’s so much more to see and do, whether it’s catching an Off-Broadway play, checking out world class art at Mo MA or shopping the streets of So Ho.
Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Fort Greene offer a more relaxed vibe, while the food in Queens’ Chinatown is worth the long subway ride.