Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Stargazers will have a chance this weekend to catch the Geminid meteor shower, which is expected to produce scores of meteors per minute, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said.
A stuffed toy wolf has sold out at Hong Kong's IKEA stores, the Swedish furniture giant said Tuesday, after it became an unlikely symbol of opposition to the city's unpopular government.
Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc.
Scientists have found evidence of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars well suited to support microbial life, the researchers said Monday.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Environmentalists hailed Monday a Chinese government ban on serving shark's fin, bird's nest soup and other wild animal products at official functions, saying it will set a precedent that will help protect endangered species.
Europeans with long-term exposure to particulate pollution from road traffic or industry run a higher risk of premature death, even if air quality meets EU standards, a study said on Monday.
A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwaves and downpours thousands of miles south in Europe, the United States and other areas, underlying the scale of the threat posed by global warming, scientists said on Sunday.
The Sydney Opera House has come up with a novel new way to raise funds and boost the building's profile by selling “virtual” ownership of the tiles on its tallest sail.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Rescuers involved in the search for 40 pilot whales still stranded in Florida said they will suspend their operations Sunday after failing to spot the animals via air and sea.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Apple used freshly deployed iBeacon sensors to virtually — and personally — accompany iPhone, iPad or iPod-toting shoppers through its U.S. stores on Friday.