Thursday, March 27, 2014
Norman Borlaug, whose work on disease-resistant wheat is credited with saving up to one billion lives, on Tuesday received his latest posthumous honor — a statue in the U.S. Capitol.
A fridge-sized robot lab hurtling through the Solar System aboard a European probe is about to wake from hibernation and prepare for the first-ever landing by a spacecraft on a comet.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Youths who play video games are more likely to think and act in aggressive ways, suggested a study out Monday of more than 3,000 schoolchildren in Singapore.
At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strikes fear into some hearts, but photos of a Chinese street food vendor with a distinct resemblance to the Pyongyang strongman have fuelled online mirth.
Monday, March 24, 2014
U.N. scientists are set to deliver their darkest report yet on the impacts of climate change, pointing to a future stalked by floods, drought, conflict and economic damage if carbon emissions go untamed.
The only camera to return from NASA's moon missions in 1969-1972 was sold at an auction in Vienna Saturday for 550,000 euros (US$760,000), far outdoing its estimated price.
The secret of style is knowing how to draw attention to your assets without exposing them. Some of the best designers have taken that to heart and integrated transparent materials and cut-outs into their spring and summer collections.
Sabah wildlife researchers are hopeful that three Sumatran rhinoceros now in captivity at a reserve will help save the species from extinction.
Black will play a big role in handbags later this year, judging by products that flooded a major recent leather fair.