Rare sun bears found abandoned in Cambodia factory
Two rare Malayan sun bears have been rescued in Cambodia after being discovered in an abandoned garment factory, a zoo official said Friday.
Facing disaster while averting tragedy
Nobody can foresee disaster, but changing climate conditions are prompting smart communities increasingly to prepare for them with solid emergency response plans and protocols. Images as recent as those from the 2011 wildfire ...
19 baby Siamese crocs released in Laos
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the successful release of 19 critically endangered baby Siamese crocodiles into a local wetland in Lao PDR, where they will be repatriated into the wild.
Russia claims record dive but no monster in deep freeze
Russian explorers claimed a record Wednesday in diving to the bottom of a remote lake at the coldest time of the year but said they could not find its most famed inhabitant, a mythical Loch Ness-style monster.
New study examines community role of Ireland's rural pubs
Researchers from the University of York are exploring the role village pubs play in local communities in Ireland and ways of halting their decline.
Blowing hot and cold: US belief in climate change shifts with weather
A University of British Columbia study of American attitudes toward climate change finds that local weather – temperature, in particular – is a major influence on public and media opinions on the reality of global warming.
Physics researchers join effort to finally complete quantum theory
An assistant professor of physics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will be among a team of international researchers looking to advance the theory of quantum mechanics, a notion challenged by Albert ...
'Bolsa Familia' boosts families in Brazil
Can Brazil's local governments run a federal income-supplement program without political interference? Yes, they can, says Natasha Borges Sugiyama, a UWM assistant professor of political science, who has ...
Facebook protections urged for job seekers, college applicants
In the era of social media where anyone can be famous for 15 minutes - or longer - the challenge of the Digital Age is keeping stuff private.
Wolfram Alpha expands Facebook analytics
In perceiving climate change, feeling the heat counts
(Phys.org)—Human beings around the world are observing and accurately detecting changes in their local climates, according to a new study led by Yale University researchers. The finding provides the first ...
French 'rotten egg' stench invades England (Update 2)
The stench of rotten eggs wafted across Paris and northern France on Tuesday, even reaching across the sea to England, after a gas leak that authorities said was very smelly but entirely harmless.
Air pollution in Beijing reaches hazardous levels
Air pollution levels in China's notoriously dirty capital were at dangerous levels Saturday, with cloudy skies blocking out visibility and warnings issued for people to remain indoors.
First 'plural' towns and city outside London revealed
The latest analysis of 2011 census data in England and Wales, published today by University of Manchester researchers, has revealed the first local authorities outside London where no ethnic group is in the majority.