Sunday, January 25, 2015
Facing critical dangers like rising seas and the impact of climate change on marine life, U.S. scientists need more funding in the next decade, officials said Friday.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that's much too gloomy.
The hand structure of early human ancestors who lived 3.2 million years ago suggests they had the ability to grasp and use tools, even if they hadn't invented them yet, anthropologists said Thursday.
Scientists have found further evidence that comets harbor the building blocks of life, and have collected the first close-up data that will help them understand how these celestial bodies evolve as they hurtle toward the sun.
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.
Google boss Eric Schmidt predicted on Thursday that the Internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively “disappear” into the background.
Friday, January 23, 2015
The lives of the poor will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any time in history, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda say.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
India, home to most of the world's wild tigers, on Tuesday reported a 30 percent jump in the animal's numbers in a rare piece of good news for conservationists.
Feminists are rejoicing at the disappearance of bare breasts from the British tabloid The Sun — though the newspaper is not saying whether the decision to ditch its “Page 3 girls” is permanent.