World Topics

Aug 27, 2015

'Enemy' seaweed can save coral from starfish: researchers

Under attack from hordes of ravenous starfish, Pacific coral is getting help from an unexpected source — seaweed, an archenemy, researchers said on Wednesday. Seaweed is no friend of the fragile ecosystems of coral reefs, pumping out harmful chemicals, blocking out life-giving sunlight, and ...

Ethiopia launches space program, the first in East Africa

Aug 26, 2015

Ethiopia launches space program, the first in East Africa

High above the crowded streets of Addis Ababa, among fields where farmers lead oxen dragging wooden plows, sits Ethiopia’s space program. Perched atop the 3,200-meter-tall (10,500-foot) Mount Entoto, two metal domes house telescopes, each a meter in diameter. Operational for only a few months, ...

Help urged for research chimps on Liberia isle

Aug 25, 2015

Help urged for research chimps on Liberia isle

Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speed boat bringing food. Samantha, the oldest of the group in her mid-40s, along with Mabel, Bullet and others eagerly welcomed their daily delivery ...