Friday, December 5, 2014
Wind gusts and sluggish fuel valves conspired to keep NASA's new Orion spacecraft on the launch pad Thursday, delaying a crucial test flight meant to revitalize human exploration.
The World Food Program (WFP) launched an unusual campaign Wednesday to raise US$1 contributions from 64 million people around the world so it can restore food vouchers to Syrian refugees who won't be getting any U.N. help in December.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Orion spacecraft, designed to carry humans farther in deep space than ever before, is poised to blast off Thursday in what NASA hailed as a first step in mankind's journey to Mars.
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that development of artificial intelligence could mean the end of humanity.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The black slabs of coal came in by the truckload through this dusty valley in northern China, slated to power cement and steel plants, heat the houses of poor farmers and even grill skewers of lamb and beef.
Mastodons, the giant lumbering cousins of mammoths and elephants, likely disappeared from Alaska and the Yukon long before humans arrived across the Bering Land Bridge from Asia, researchers said Monday.
U.S. space agency NASA's multi-billion dollar Orion capsule is poised for its first test launch Thursday, in a demonstration flight that aims to propel it higher than any spacecraft meant to carry humans in 40 years.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
South African conservationist Ian Player, the brother of golfer Gary Player and a key figure in building the region's rhino population from a perilously small number half a century ago, has died.
Monday, December 1, 2014
A lush expanse of Amazon rainforest known as the “Mother of God” is steadily being destroyed in Peru, with the jungle giving way to mercury-filled tailing ponds used to extract the gold hidden underground.
Venom and Killer. These are members of a furry breed of anti-poaching operatives, dogs that can detect a whiff of hidden rhino horn in a suspect's vehicle or follow the spoor of armed poachers in South Africa's besieged wildlife parks.