Apr 29, 2015

Remains found at site of WWII Soviet-Japan battle in China

Researchers have discovered in China the possible remains of Soviet troops who died fighting Japan in the closing days of World War II, Chinese state media reported. The remains were discovered during a survey this month by a joint Chinese-Russian team, the Xinhua News ...

Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Apr 25, 2015

Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out Saturday amid tight security to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, a formative event that helped forge their identities as independent nations. Dawn services and parades were held across the two countries on the ...

Apr 22, 2015

White House avoids calling Armenian deaths 'genocide'

The White House avoided referring to the mass World War I killings of Armenians as genocide Tuesday, as a diplomatic row raged ahead of the tragedy’s 100th anniversary. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and one of President Barack Obama’s top foreign policy ...

New telescope set to launch in 2018

Apr 22, 2015

New telescope set to launch in 2018

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space this week, NASA and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before. The James Webb Space Telescope will be 100 times more potent ...

Hubble still a NASA bright spot 25 years on

Apr 22, 2015

Hubble still a NASA bright spot 25 years on

One of NASA’s crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched as many minds or hearts as Hubble. ...

U.S. marks 150 years since Lincoln's assassination

Apr 16, 2015

U.S. marks 150 years since Lincoln's assassination

With the laying of a wreath and a lone trumpeter playing “Taps,” Americans on Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Civil War President Abraham Lincoln from an assassin’s bullet. Several hundred people, some in period costume, gathered outside the downtown Washington ...