Friday, November 15, 2013
The “Pink Star,” a flawless pink diamond the size of a plum, sold for 76.3 million Swiss francs (US$83.02 million) in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction, Sotheby's said.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
An ancient skull found in Tibet indicates that big cats originated in central Asia, and not Africa as widely thought, paleontologists reported on Wednesday.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Two cosmonauts took the Olympic torch — unlit — for a spacewalk Saturday in a historic showcasing of Russia's hosting of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in three months' time.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Belgium will mark the centenary of World War I proud of its resistance to invading German troops in August 1914 but also haunted by the bloody disasters which followed.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Chinese scientists have discovered the oldest known fossil of a pair of insects caught in the act of copulating, according to a study released Wednesday.
Russia on Thursday launched into space a trio of Russian, Japanese and U.S. astronauts carrying an unlit Olympic torch that will for the first time be taken on a spacewalk to mark the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Scientists in Utah say they have discovered Tyrannosaurus rex's “great-uncle,” a massive predator with a thick skull and large teeth dubbed the “king of gore.”
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
As many as one in five Sun-like stars may have a planet the size of Earth, and the nearest could be in systems visible to the naked eye, U.S. astronomers said Monday.
A giant extinct species of the platypus with powerful teeth has been discovered in Australia, with a scientist on Tuesday describing the duck-billed water animal as a Godzilla-like monster.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of explorers are completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on archaeology's “final frontier.”