The National Museum of Brazil engulfed...

Brazil museum fire: ‘incalculable’ loss as 200-year-old Rio institution guttedThe Museu Nacional houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in Brazil.Brazil’s...

9 dead, 16 injured after van strikes...

Nine people are dead and 16 others are injured after a white van struck a number of pedestrians Monday in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area of North York in Toronto. One suspect is in custody.  Toronto...

Highway 400 multi-vehicle pileup

A diesel tanker truck exploded just before 11:30 p.m., starting a fire that spread to several other vehicles and sent huge flames and billowing plumes of black smoke into the night sky. Up to 14 vehicles may have...

Total global disbelief as Trump is...

BERLIN — America decided and the world made clear it was the wrong decision. Donald Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as an underdog. His surprise victory over Hillary...

New American President elect causes...

In 2016 the American election brings panic and uncertainty to world markets.

Bison skulls to be used for fertilizer,...

Bison were hunted almost to extinction in the 19th century and were reduced to a few hundred by the mid-1880s. They were hunted for their skins, with the rest of the animal left behind to decay on the ground. Hides...

Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency,...

The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency on Monday, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the...

Lisa Pathfinder launches to test space...

Europe has launched the Lisa Pathfinder satellite, an exquisite space physics experiment. It will test the technologies needed to detect gravitational waves - the warping of space-time produced by cataclysmic events...

Anger rises as Brazilian mine disaster...

Seven years ago, Luciana Cunha paid her first visit to the fishing village of Regência, in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, to surf the famous waves near the mouth of the Rio Doce. She fell in...

Ancient mass extinction led to dominance...

According to new research, a mass extinction 359 million years ago known as the Hangenberg event triggered a drastic and lasting transformation of Earth's vertebrate community. When times are good, it pays to be...

Study identifies 6th mass extinction...

After years of warnings from ecologists about the dangers of biodiversity loss, a new study has quantified an ongoing mass extinction event — the sixth in our planet’s history — and suggests humans...

Could Solar Energy Be California's Next...

Strapped by drought, farmers are increasingly sowing solar panels rather than seeds.Several years ago, Nick Rajkovich bought 1,200 acres in California's Fresno County, planning to grow almonds for his family's...

The Politics of Daylight Saving Time

The debate around whether to fall back and spring forward has been heating up in state legislatures.U.S. clocks fall back this Sunday to mark the end of daylight saving time(DST)—but lawmakers in many...

Sticky Stuff: Elusive Glueballs Possibly...

A long-sought subatomic particle called a glueball may have been hiding in plain sight at the world's largest atom smasher. New calculations suggest that a particle spotted at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in...