Monday, November 25, 2013
A 120-year-old wax-covered cylinder containing the earliest known recording of a black vocal group in the U.S. was sold at auction Saturday.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
An Asian buyer purchased a rare Leica camera, one of only four of its kind in the world, for US$620,000 at a Hong Kong auction, auctioneers said Saturday.
Field Museum scientists have discovered a new “top predator” dinosaur in North America, a significant precursor to Tyrannosaurus rex and an important part of an emerging fossil record for the continent, the museum planned to announce early Friday.
French luxury group Kering, owner of leathercraft brands such as Gucci, has joined forces with two international trade and conservation bodies to try to protect pythons, they said Friday.
“Welcome aboard, ready for the lesson?” the teacher asks three passengers sitting down to their English class in one of the carriages of the 7:43 a.m. commuter train to Paris.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Astronomers call it the monster. It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast.
Native Americans have closer genetic ties to people in Eurasia, the Middle East and Europe than previously believed, according to new research on a 24,000-year-old human bone.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tainan City was ranked as the cleanest city among five of the special municipalities, while Yunlin County was listed as the dirtiest area in Taiwan, the Conservation Mothers Foundation announced yesterday.
U.S. customs agents said Wednesday they have seized a horde of “priceless” ancient Korean artifacts, brought to California by a U.S. serviceman deployed in the Korean War six decades ago.
A meteorite found in the Sahara last year by Bedouin tribesmen is a rock from Mars, revealing that the Red Planet's crust formed 4.4 billion years ago, scientists reported on Wednesday.