Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Haircuts of a spiky and unorthodox nature have reportedly been banned in Iran because they imply devil-worship, while tattoos and other male bodily adornments are also being outlawed.
A former Republican Party U.S. lawmaker, Bob Inglis, received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday for reversing his position on climate change despite the predictable political fallout that helped cost him his seat in Congress.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
At a hospital in Mogadishu's Yaqshid district, children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, worsened by stomach and chest infections, are receiving treatment that is likely saving their young lives.
Flying people to deep space -- like Mars or an asteroid -- is high on NASA's wish list, but research on mice suggested Friday that extended radiation exposure permanently harms the brain.
SeaWorld -- whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park -- has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
From Salvador Dali's turn on "What's My Line?" to a dreamy, cherry-topped ice cream sundae thought up by Andy Warhol for a restaurant commercial, modern art indelibly influenced early television.
Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.
The Expo 2015 world's fair is showing surprising potential as a backdrop for some serious diplomacy as it opens Friday for a six-month run.
A once-barren bank of the Ye river in central China now has 12,000 trees irrigated by a small canal, thanks to unlikely but dedicated gardeners: two friends, one blind and one without arms.
Japan is planning to pledge a 26 percent cut in its greenhouse gas emissions from 2013 levels, ahead of a global summit on climate change this year, officials said Friday.