If the ship legendary explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is found at the bottom of Newport Harbor, Rhode Island will own it outright because of a legal maneuver it took nearly two decades ago based on an obscure, centuries-old maritime practice.
Although he's behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion.
Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what's being called the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever.
Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses.
Competitors tumble down Coopers Hill in pursuit of a round Double Gloucester cheese during an annual cheese rolling competition near the village of Brockworth, Gloucester, in western England on Monday, May 30. The annual competition involves competitors chasing an eight pound Double Gloucester cheese down a steep hill. The slope has a gradient in places of 1-in-2 and in others 1-in-1. Its surface is very rough and uneven and it is almost impossible to remain on foot for the descent. The winner of the downhill race wins the cheese.
Asustek Computer Inc.'s (華碩) ZenBo, a robot household assistant, made its debut at a press conference ahead of the 2016 Computex Taipei.
Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.
A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama.
NASA tried again Saturday to inflate an add-on room at the International Space Station, after the first attempt ran into problems due to too much friction.
Scientists have found further evidence supporting the theory that some of the building blocks for life may have come to Earth from outer space.