Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Physicists on Sunday said they had learned more about the identity of the Higgs boson, the elusive particle whose ground-breaking discovery was announced nearly two years ago.
China's river porpoises are rarer than pandas, but fishermen fighting to save them have been snared by a net of blackmail allegations, highlighting uncertainties faced by the country's emerging environmentalists.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Vast amounts of hot water from household appliances, businesses and factories gurgle down the drain every day, wasting not only H2O but also another precious resource: heat energy.
Tens of degrees below zero during winter and home to endangered species and remote infrastructure — welcome to the Russian Arctic, a new promised land for oil companies despite clear obstacles.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
The United Nations cultural agency has listed the Palestinian village of Battir as a World Heritage site in danger, raising hopes among residents that this will protect their community against Israel's West Bank separation barrier.
Stephanie Kwolek, a U.S. chemist who invented the Kevlar fiber used in body armor and other bullet-proof gear, has died, her former employer said Friday. She was 90.
Weeks spent in some of Earth's harshest conditions are finally paying off for a photographer whose images are central to a refurbished museum atop the highest peak in the northeastern United States.
A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline.
The White House on Friday ordered environmental regulators to review the effect that pesticides may be having on bees and other pollinators that have suffered significant losses in recent years.
It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog.