When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what's out there.
Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | PostedAug 25th - 4:54am
Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appetite for shark fin soup.
Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.
Marcelo By Souza, Associated Press | PostedAug 23rd - 10:27pm
Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth." Here's a look at what's happening:
Victor Caivano, Associated Press | PostedAug 23rd - 7:38am
Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies.
Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | PostedAug 23rd - 6:38am
More than 100 Russian medical workers who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military testing range have undergone checks and one man has been found with a trace of radiation, officials said Friday.
Geoffrey Kaviti and Tom Odula, Associated Press | PostedAug 23rd - 5:54am
Wildlife experts and veterinarians said Friday there is hope to prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino because they successfully extracted eggs from the last two remaining females of the species. The eggs will be used to reproduce the species through a surrogate.
Maria Cheng, Associated Press | PostedAug 22nd - 4:33pm
A cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to help prevent heart problems especially in poor countries.
Colin Tiernan-News, Associated Press | PostedAug 25th - 12:06am
The helicopter banked left and tracked its quarry over the field for about 10 seconds before the net gun went off with a distant pop. The chopper touched down abruptly and two men, helmeted and clad in orange, leaped out and bolted toward the captured pronghorn.