Tuesday, March 17, 2015
An English teacher from rural Maine won the US$1 million Global Teacher Prize on Sunday after 42 years of work as an innovator and pioneer in teaching literature.
In 1857, bushy-whiskered Emperor Franz Joseph proclaimed that his rapidly growing imperial capital Vienna needed a radical makeover befitting Austro-Hungary's wealth, might and technological prowess.
Monday, March 16, 2015
People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the future.
Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector stalled in 2014, the first time in 40 years during a period of economic growth, the International Energy Agency said Friday.
Leggy models in designer clothes strutted down a catwalk in front of Baghdad's high society Friday for a fashion show that tickled one generation's nostalgia and filled the next one with hope.
For the first time in a century, babies of the endangered Pinzon giant tortoise have been born in the wild in the Galapagos Islands, scientists said.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
The shattered wreck of a Japanese World War II battleship was shown lying on a Philippine seabed in startling detail Friday, as the first images emerged from the historic discovery by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Cuba has allowed the launch of the island's first known free, public and officially sanctioned Internet service at a Havana cultural center that quietly began offering open Wi-Fi in recent weeks.
Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.