World Topics

Aug 17, 2014

Mom, son find mammoth tusks 22 years apart

A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago. Andrew Harrelson found the 12-foot (nearly 4-meter) fossilized ...

Aug 17, 2014

Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans

Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won’t be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work. There are no proven drugs or vaccines for Ebola, a ...

Oversight urged over luxury cigars, e-cigarettes

Aug 16, 2014

Oversight urged over luxury cigars, e-cigarettes

by Anna Edney

Anti-smoking advocates want U.S. health authorities to regulate more than 3,500 types of luxury cigars that cost $10 or more each, expanding oversight of the tobacco industry. The products, known as premium cigars, should be subject to warning labels and pre-marketing review, the groups ...

Weather systems stalling more often

Aug 16, 2014

Weather systems stalling more often

by Alister Doyle

Summer heat waves and downpours have become more frequent in the northern hemisphere this century, apparently because extreme weather can get trapped for weeks in the same place in a warming world, a study showed Aug. 11. Disruptions to the jet stream, which forms ...

Aug 16, 2014

Short, daily run helps prolong life

Going out for a quick, daily run may be just as effective as a long-distance jaunt when it comes to prolonging your life, according to a recent study. Running as little as five to 10 minutes per day can significantly cut the risks of ...

Aug 16, 2014

Minke whales' feeding frenzy observed

Antarctic minke whales engage in an underwater feeding frenzy, filling their huge mouths up to 100 times an hour as they gorge on prawnlike krill during the summer, new research showed Friday. The Australian Antarctic Division said it was the first time that the ...