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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Bolivia launches 1st segment of world's highest cable railway
Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated Friday the first segment of the world's highest cable railway line, carrying passengers from city to city at up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Kiwi DNA spurs rethink of flightless birds
Research linking New Zealand's diminutive kiwi with a giant extinct bird from Africa is prompting scientists to rethink how flightless birds evolved.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Thousands of indigenous people near Guyana's border with Brazil are battling drought so persistent they fear crop failure and hunger.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina
Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Ancient skeleton shedding light on first Americans
Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are helping scientists study the origins of the first Americans.
Corn farmers in the verdant plains of southwestern France have responded to dwindling water resources by adopting drip irrigation — a money-saving technique invented in the 1960s in Israel.
French corn farmers turning to drip irrigation
Friday, May 16, 2014
Looters could go after possible Santa Maria wreck: researcher
The U.S. marine archaeological researcher who believes he has found the famous flagship of Christopher Columbus said Wednesday that salvaging it was now urgent to prevent looting.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Ever wondered why cultures can be so different, with Westerners more focused on the individual than people in the East?
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The forked tailed drongo bird of Africa — quite the trickster — imitates multiple species' warning calls to scare off other animals and steal their food, a study published Thursday revealed.
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