Dog domestication much older than previously known

May 22, 2015

Dog domestication much older than previously known

Genetic information from a 35,000-year-old wolf bone found below a frozen cliff in Siberia is shedding new light on humankind’s long relationship with dogs, showing canine domestication may have occurred earlier than previously thought. Today’s dogs, from the Chihuahua to the Great Dane, are ...

Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

May 22, 2015

Hawaii's Waimanalo Bay Beach Park tops Dr. Beach's list

As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, Waimanalo Bay’s powdery white coral sand glows in the morning light. A few people lounge in the sand as a fisherman casts his line into the turquoise water. On Thursday, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park was named ...

May 22, 2015

Iwate issues certificates of origin for food exports to Taiwan

The Iwate Prefectural Government has begun issuing certificates of origin for farm, fishery and processed food exports to comply with tougher rules adopted by Taiwan last week. Iwate took the action Thursday to prevent local industries from being adversely affected by Taipei’s decision to ...

End ban on U.S. Boy Scout leaders, BSA chief urges

May 22, 2015

End ban on U.S. Boy Scout leaders, BSA chief urges

The head of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday called for an end to the organization’s ban on gay adult scout leaders, describing the policy as unsustainable in a fast-moving climate of social change. Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, national president of ...