Friday, November 22, 2013
U.S. customs agents said Wednesday they have seized a horde of “priceless” ancient Korean artifacts, brought to California by a U.S. serviceman deployed in the Korean War six decades ago.
A meteorite found in the Sahara last year by Bedouin tribesmen is a rock from Mars, revealing that the Red Planet's crust formed 4.4 billion years ago, scientists reported on Wednesday.
A frog named after Charles Darwin has gone extinct because of a deadly amphibian skin disease, scientists believe.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
A large group of sunspots will be visible to the naked eye through this weekend in Taiwan as solar activity reaches its peak, according to the Taipei Astronomical Museum.
Despite budget uncertainties, NASA on Tuesday issued a solicitation for a commercially operated space taxi to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, an attempt to break Russia's monopoly on crew transport by 2017.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
NASA's newest robotic explorer, MAVEN, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet's radical climate change.
“Selfie” is the 2013 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries announced Tuesday, edging out some stiff competition from “twerk.”
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
China will steer local governments away from the pursuit of economic growth at all costs and beef up their powers to punish polluters as part of a campaign to reverse the damage done by three decades of unchecked expansion.
International negotiations on how to set up new carbon markets to cut greenhouse gas levels broke down over the weekend in Warsaw, sources said, after developing nations refused to progress the issue before rich nations increase efforts to cut their own emissions.
The bill from natural and weather disasters is nearly US$200 billion (150 billion euros) a year, four times higher than in the 1980s, the World Bank said on Monday.