Saturday, October 25, 2014
Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a “martyr” in Pakistan's desperate fight against polio.
The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes.
In the middle of a sprawling palm grove in Morocco's remote eastern desert, inhabitants of an oasis town watch over a rare and vanishing treasure.
One candidate in Ukraine's parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader.
European Union leaders agreed Friday what they hailed as the world's most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new U.N.-backed global treaty next year.
Friday, October 24, 2014
A photographic notebook from Robert Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been found after a century trapped in the ice of the frozen continent, New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust said.
A research team at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan unveiled Thursday a pocket-sized blood test card that can identify blood type and finish cross-matching in just minutes.
Scientists said Wednesday they had unraveled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, a feat that sheds light on modern humans' colonization of the planet.
A bus-sized dinosaur portrayed as a killer based on fearsome claws unearthed 49 years ago, was really a toothless, gentle plodder, paleontologists reported Wednesday after new fossil evidence.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Two sunken ships from World War II — a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel — have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday.