Saturday, January 23, 2016
In the mid-19th Century, astronomers hypothesized an extra planet in our solar system, orbiting between the sun and Mercury.
Inside a traveling aquatic circus in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, whoops and cheers go up as a dolphin leaps out of a pool and slam-dunks a ball through a basketball net.
Friday, January 22, 2016
The solar system may have a ninth planet after all.
Nearly 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa last year, officials said Thursday, a slight decrease on 2014, but another year of carnage fueled by Asian-led demand for their horn.
Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record -- it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
Scientists have found grisly evidence of a massacre in Kenya about 10,000 years ago, providing rare evidence of violence between groups in ancient hunter-gatherer societies.
Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain.
For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.
Hundreds of Latin American and Caribbean cities are being invited to vie for millions of U.S. dollars from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as his charity extends an innovation competition to a new region.