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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday on the opening day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the snow-clad Swiss ski resort of Davos.
"A sunburnt country ... with a pitiless blue sky," so the famous poem goes, but where once Australia could rely on "steady, soaking rain," a trend of hotter and drier weather as the climate warms is making it more vulnerable to severe bushfires.
Astronaut nurses zinnia to full bloom after invasion of mold
The International Space Station now has a bright pop of orange, thanks to commander Scott Kelly's green thumb.
U.S. government scientists are widely expected to announce Wednesday that 2015 was the planet's hottest year in modern times, amid mounting concerns over the pace of climate change worldwide.
Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that new technologies will likely bring about "new ways things can go wrong" for human survival.
A tiny but scary-looking marine critter that died out with the dinosaurs, caught prey with the aid of two monstrous eyes -- each a quarter of its body length, scientists said Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Milan designers look to the future, past for contemporary looks
Milan designers looked both to the future and the past to create contemporary looks for men next winter and fall.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Boston tech-savvy orchestra loaning patrons iPads
A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts.
Dog bless you: pets head to church in Spain
Dogs, cats, rabbits and even iguanas, many decked out in colorful sweaters to keep warm, trooped into Spanish churches on Sunday for a blessing on the Day of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals.
A seething mass of larvae in the kitchen is not everyone's cup of tea, particularly for squeamish Westerners. But for two young Austrian entrepreneurs, it's a food revolution that can help save the planet.
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