Friday, November 21, 2014
A cesspool of fraud and lies in the banking industry has come to light since the financial crisis of 2008, raising questions about how such rogue behavior could have happened.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Mankind's first-ever probe of a comet found traces of organic molecules and a surface much harder than imagined, scientists said Tuesday of initial sample data from robot lab Philae.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
A key polar bear population fell by nearly half in the past decade, a new U.S.-Canada study found, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs starving and dying.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Pacific bluefin tuna, a fish used in sushi and sashimi dishes, is at risk of extinction as the global food market places “unsustainable pressure” on the species and others, a conservation body warned Monday.
One of Napoleon's famous two-pointed hats was sold on Sunday to a South Korean collector for 1.9 million euros (US$2.2 million) at an auction outside Paris.
The U.S. State Department had to shut down its unclassified computer network over the weekend after evidence emerged that it could have been hacked, the U.S. media reported late Sunday.
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Sunday unveiled images of the probe Philae after it bounced while making its historic landing on a comet last Wednesday.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Australia arranged a warm and fuzzy welcome for the world's most powerful leaders at this weekend's G-20 summit with a campaign dubbed “koala diplomacy,” in which top politicians cuddled the shy native marsupials.
The world's most powerful economies urge “strong and effective action” on climate change, catapulting the issue up the G-20 agenda in a new boost for campaigners after a surprising Sino-U.S. breakthrough.
There should be a sign here reading “Please don't step on the sea lions.” That was my first thought as my 11 fellow passengers and I prepared to disembark from a Zodiac raft on the first day of our Galapagos Islands cruise.