The sights and tastes of Lima's huge shantytowns are not the standard fare of tourists, who are mostly drawn to Peru to see the majestic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu or sample the country's renowned cuisine. Yet for a few travelers, the slums are precisely why they come: to experience the other side of this diverse Andean nation.
A frontier town that juts into a hostile neighboring country and has a long history of militants firing upon it doesn't seem like a typical place to seek serenity. But that's exactly what you will find in Metulla, Israel's most northerly point, which is engulfed by Lebanon on three sides but which is home to a nature reserve.
Mexican experts are carefully digging up fossils of a Pleistocene-era mammoth believed to have been cut to pieces by ancient humans.
Scientists reported Wednesday that they witnessed in unprecedented detail a star being ripped to shreds and devoured by a dormant supermassive black hole.
A desert telescope has focused with unprecedented sharpness on a star circling a supermassive black hole thought to lurk at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, excited astronomers announced on Wednesday.
Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision.
Brown bear mothers in a Swedish forest use human "shields" against murderous males, overcoming their own fear to raise defenseless cubs near villages where hunters live, researchers said Wednesday.
"When we see children spit or speak aggressively, our first reaction is to punish or confront them," explains Therese-Marie Hanot, a teacher at the Pierre Danaux School in Thuin.
Thousands of people stepped out onto artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff's latest work in northern Italy on Saturday, seizing the chance to "walk on water" until bad weather forced the evacuation of the floating walkway.
Astronomers say they've heard the echoes of two more crashing black holes -- a discovery that hints that the unseen violence of the universe may be pretty common.