The National Development Fund Management Committee decided to establish an industrial innovation and transition fund with the aim of helping domestic enterprises to conduct innovation and transition programs, National Development Council Deputy Minister Kung Ming-hsin said.
Solar Impulse 2 on Tuesday completed its historic round-the-world journey, becoming the first airplane to circle the globe powered only by the sun to promote renewable energy.
Mexican archeologists have discovered a canal system under the pyramid containing the tomb of a Mayan ruler, suggesting the water tunnel could represent a symbolic path to the underworld.
Michelle Obama, who ditched the boxy jackets and dowdy style of so many first ladies before her, addressed the Democratic National Convention in a custom, royal blue dress by designer Christian Siriano.
A new species of extinct flesh-eating marsupial that terrorized Australia's forests some five million years ago has been identified from a recently discovered fossil site, scientists said Tuesday.
Sage Erickson of the U.S. surfs en route to winning her women's heat in the first round of the U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, California on July 25. The event celebrates its 57th year beside the historic Huntington Pier, considered the birthplace of California's surfing culture.
In this July 18 photo, a mangrove conservation worker prepares soil bags at a mangrove nursery in Kalpitiya, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests -- the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses. Mangroves also absorb carbon from the environment, mitigating effects of global warming and reducing the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis. Authorities have identified about 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) of mangrove forests in Sri Lanka that are earmarked for preservation.
The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.
Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets.
At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted.