North Star getting brighter

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Mashable) The North Star has remained an eternal reassurance for northern travelers over the centuries. But recent and historical research reveals that the ever-constant star is actually changing. more…

Designer seed latest target by Chinese?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) The case of the missing corn seeds first broke in May 2011 when a manager at a DuPont research farm in east-central Iowa noticed a more…

U.S. to Beijing: Clarify or adjust sea claims

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Chosun Ilbo) The United States' top diplomat on East Asia has suggested China's wide-ranging territorial claims in the South China Sea do not comply with international law and more…

Flight grounded by hijack attempt

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AFP) Turkey scrambled a jet fighter Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine after a would-be hijacker on board brandishing a detonator ordered it to Sochi where more…

The next weak nuclear link?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Almost three years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and safety concerns about the expansion of nuclear power plants, especially in developing economies, run high. "Sitting here more…

Oh, rats! Giant vermin to take over world

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LiveScience) In the event of a future mass extinction, rats may be the animals best suited to repopulate the world, some scientists say. And if rats did "take more…

Kiss on cheek lands robber in prison

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DigitalJournal) After a jewelry heist in Paris, a 20-year-old French criminal's self-stated "compassion" for his female hostage led to his arrest. Police could identify him from the DNA more…

Taliban claims capture of military dog

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC News) U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan are investigating Taliban claims that they have captured a dog from a military unit. Militants released video Thursday showing a dog they more…