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.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Comet ISON, once optimistically called the comet of the century, is dead, the victim of a way-too-close brush with the sun. It was barely a year old.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Stargazers will have a chance this weekend to catch the Geminid meteor shower, which is expected to produce scores of meteors per minute, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said.
Scientists have found evidence of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars well suited to support microbial life, the researchers said Monday.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Europeans with long-term exposure to particulate pollution from road traffic or industry run a higher risk of premature death, even if air quality meets EU standards, a study said on Monday.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013
As if crocodiles and alligators weren't terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and gobble unsuspecting birds.