Photos of endangered animals shine on Empire State Building
Dozens of people stopped in Manhattan intersections gazing at photos of endangered animals shining on the side of the Empire State Building. Organizers say the Saturday night event was a first-of-its-kind live video projection ...
Why bananas as we know them might go extinct

Why bananas as we know them might go extinct

02.08.2015 [11:32]
They tasted better, they lasted longer, they were more resilient and didn't require artificial ripening. They were -- simply put -- a better fruit, because they belonged to a different species, or cultivar in banana parlance. It was called Gros Michel and it remained the world's export banana until 1965 ...
John Kerry arrives in Egypt on first stop of diplomatic tour

John Kerry arrives in Egypt on first stop of diplomatic tour

02.08.2015 [11:09]
US Secretary of State John Kerry has travelled to Egypt to re-launch a strategic partnership with Washington's longtime ally, at the start of a regional mini-tour. He is also due in Qatar tomorrow to meet his Arab counterparts in the Gulf to try to ease their concerns over the Iran nuclear deal ...

Anti-death penalty group: more than 3500 people executed in 2014

01.08.2015 [21:02]
Italian anti-death penalty group Nessuno Tocchi Caino, in its annual report, said the number of executions carried out worldwide rose to 3576 in 2014, compared to 3511 in 2013. Last year, 22 countries were recorded to have carried out death penalties ...
Queensland hit by second earthquake measuring 5.7 in magnitude

Queensland hit by second earthquake measuring 5.7 in magnitude

01.08.2015 [18:09]
Geoscience Australia on Saturday afternoon tweeted preliminary information that a magnitude 5.7 quake occurred off eastern Queensland shortly after 1.30pm, at a depth of about 10km. It comes two days after a 5.3 magnitude earthquake off the Fraser Coast on Thursday, which was felt by people up to 228km away and ...
PM: Turkey to continue military operations against terrorists

PM: Turkey to continue military operations against terrorists

01.08.2015 [13:40]
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has noted that Turkey will continue operations as long as threats against the country's national security exist. Speaking at the "Civilian initiative against terrorism" program, Davutoglu said military operations will go on until armed groups lay down ...
Spanish museum opens exposition for the blind

Spanish museum opens exposition for the blind

31.07.2015 [15:04]
Spain's famous Prado Museum, located in Madrid, launched its first exhibition for the blind, where famous artwork is being displayed in three dimensions, according to Pangea Today. The museum recreated works by Da Vinci, Valazquez, Goya, el Greco, and more, in the form of paint ...
China, Russia to hold military drills in Sea of Japan

China, Russia to hold military drills in Sea of Japan

31.07.2015 [11:48]
China and Russia will hold joint naval and air defense drills in the Sea of Japan, China said on Thursday, the latest exercises between the two countries which could concern Japan, involved in a marine dispute with China to the south, according to Reuters ...
Moldova's parliament endorses cabinet of PM Valeriu Strelet

Moldova's parliament endorses cabinet of PM Valeriu Strelet

30.07.2015 [21:59]
Moldova's parliament has endorsed by a tiny margin of one vote the cabinet led by Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet and its programme of action, according to TASS. As many as 51 of the total 101 deputies voted for it. ...

Scientists control mouse brain by remote control

30.07.2015 [20:35]
Scientists have successfully altered the neural networks of laboratory mice using a wireless controller; allowing them to study the effects of neural stimulation without invasive procedures and without test subjects tethered by wires, according to Reuters. The tiny implant, smaller than the width of a human hair ...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Virtual reality the next big thing

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Virtual reality the next big thing

30.07.2015 [17:00]
Thought video was huge for Facebook? The get ready for virtual reality: That was one of the messages Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave investors during the company's Q2 2015 earnings call, according to Variety Today. "Immersive 3D content is the ...
American dentist killed Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil

American dentist killed Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil

30.07.2015 [12:09]
An American dentist has been revealed as the man who killed the most famous lion in Zimbab¬we — and now, the hunt is on for him , according to New York Post. Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old cavity-filler from Minnesota ...
Florida family unearths gold coins worth over $1M from 1715 shipwreck

Florida family unearths gold coins worth over $1M from 1715 shipwreck

30.07.2015 [09:54]
A Florida man has uncovered gold artifacts worth over $1 million from the wreckage of a Spanish fleet that sank in a storm off the Florida coast three centuries ago. The find by Eric Schmitt was announced late Monday by a salvage company ...
French farmers block border roads in price protest

French farmers block border roads in price protest

29.07.2015 [20:50]
French farmers are stopping lorries importing farm produce from Germany and Spain, in a border protest over what they call unfair price competition, according to AFP. Farmers parked tractors to block several roads near the borders late on Sunday ...

July 29 marks International Tiger Day

29.07.2015 [19:29]
July 29 marks International Tiger Day, an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation. The Day was set up at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010. Tigers may be one of the most admired animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. The world ...
Gunmen kill police officer guarding Niger embassy in Cairo

Gunmen kill police officer guarding Niger embassy in Cairo

29.07.2015 [12:31]
A police officer guarding the embassy of Niger in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, has been shot dead by two unknown gunmen, according to Press TV. Two more officers sustained injuries after the armed men in a vehicle opened fire outside Niger's embassy ...
OnePlus 2 Smartphone arrives

OnePlus 2 Smartphone arrives

28.07.2015 [21:12]
OnePlus has officially revealed its next-generation handset, the OnePlus 2. According to pcmag.com, marketed as the "2016 Flagship Killer," the new device is slated for an August 11 release; the $389 64GB model will launch in two weeks, ahead of a $329 16GB version ...
NATO calls emergency meeting after Turkey's request

NATO calls emergency meeting after Turkey's request

28.07.2015 [19:06]
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary-general, has called an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss security at the request of Turkey after last week's suicide bombing there and ongoing Turkish security operations on two fronts, according to Aljazeera. ...
Strong earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

Strong earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

28.07.2015 [17:03]
A powerful 7.0 magnitude quake has rocked Indonesian Papua Province. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 underground quake was centered 247 kilometers west of Jayapura, the provincial capital of Papua ...