Wednesday, December 25, 2013
A Chinese woman had twin girls at the age of 60 following IVF treatment after her only child died, making her possibly the oldest person in the country to give birth, state media reported Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
In this land of fire and ice, where the fog-shrouded lava fields offer a spooky landscape in which anything might lurk, stories abound of the “hidden folk” — thousands of elves, making their homes in Iceland's wilderness.
A vast store of water equivalent in area to Ireland lies beneath Greenland's ice sheet, and it may provide answers to one of the big riddles of climate change, scientists reported on Sunday.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Carol Ward knows bones. As a professor of pathology and anatomical sciences at the University of Missouri, she has dedicated much of her work to the study of human and ape fossils, participating in active field research from Croatia to East Africa.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Depending on what you read, Maximilien de Robespierre was a defender of the poor and downtrodden — “the Incorruptible” who defended the values of the French Revolution to the end.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A cat-and-mouse game played out in a Chinese village some 5,300 years ago is helping scientists understand how wild felines transformed into the tame pets we know today.
New findings at an old Neanderthal burial ground in France have bolstered the notion that cavemen cared for their elders, researchers said Monday.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
China's Jade Rabbit rover sent back its first pictures from the moon, as officials on Monday lauded the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades as a step forward for “mankind as a whole.”
Sunday, December 15, 2013
A space module carrying China's first lunar rover landed on the moon Saturday, state television said, the first soft landing on the moon in nearly four decades and a major step for Beijing's ambitious space program.