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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Bangladesh development 'threatens Sundarbans'
Bangladesh's rapid development on the doorstep of the ecologically fragile Sundarbans mangrove forest means “environmental disasters” like this month's oil spill in the massive delta are increasingly likely, experts warn.
Word spread quickly: a polar bear, then two, were spotted near this remote Inuit village on the shores of Hudson Bay, about 1,800 kilometers (1,120 miles) north of Montreal.
Birds appear to be able to sense a coming storm and fly away before it hits, according to research out Thursday on golden-winged warblers in the United States.
Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking
Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.
A webcam captured images of the first of two African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Thai sea gypsies embrace modern life after tsunami
As he gently lowers a fishing net into an azure lagoon, Saponkit Klatalay concedes he no longer roams the waters for days and nights like generations of sea gypsies before him, but prefers to sleep on the Thai mainland where he was resettled after the 2004 tsunami.
China's mountain hermits seek peace, find joy
His unheated hut is half way up a mountain with no electricity, and his diet consists mostly of cabbage. But Master Hou says he has found a recipe for joy.
Humans tamed horses some 5,500 years ago, and an international study of ancient and modern horse genes Monday sheds light on the traits people saw as valuable, including speed, vigor and learning ability.
A warming planet may lead to swifter ice loss on Greenland's ice sheet, and faster sea level rise for the rest of the world than previously predicted, scientists said Monday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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