If English is the language of world commerce, Brazil hasn't gotten the memo -- only a small fraction of its 200 million people have a basic proficiency. Fluency is also rare for other languages such as German, French and even Spanish, despite Brazil being bordered by seven Spanish-speaking countries.
The skin of a chameleon changes along with its physical and emotional state. The male, as shown in the photo, displays a special pattern to attract females, Taipei Zoo officials said on Monday, July 18.
Russian cruiser Aurora, whose salvo against the Winter Palace sounded the start of the 1917 revolution, returned to its mooring in Saint Petersburg Saturday after a year-and-a-half of restoration work.
Scientists say a previously unknown group of Stone Age farmers may have introduced agriculture to South Asia, challenging earlier theories that attributed the spread of farming to a different population.
Baby ducks can learn the difference between two objects of varying shape and color, a capability previously known only to exist in apes, crows and parrots, scientists said Thursday.
Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what's going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands, which separate the Bering Sea from the rest of the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes it's stuff he has to name.
With one bright blue eye and one brown, a koala with a rare condition has dazzled vets in Australia who have named her Bowie after the late singer.
A rare "dwarf planet" 18 times smaller than Earth, has been discovered in the distant solar system on an eccentric orbit far beyond Neptune, astronomers said Tuesday.
An international team of astronomers announced Thursday the discovery of a strange planet in a faraway solar system that contains not one sun, but three of them.1 Comment
Three astronauts blasted off into the early morning sky in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station.