World Topics

Jun 28, 2016

Report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution

Each year about 6.5 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution, a number that could grow in coming decades unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions, the International Energy Agency warned Monday. In the Paris-based agency’s first report on ...

Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop

Jun 26, 2016

Skeletons, coins found in dig of ancient Pompeii shop

Italian and French archaeologists have discovered four skeletons and gold coins in the ruins of an ancient shop on the outskirts of Pompeii, officials have said. The skeletons are those of young people, including an adolescent girl, who perished in the back of the ...

'Smart' tropical fish can recognize human faces

Jun 25, 2016

'Smart' tropical fish can recognize human faces

A tropical fish can tell one human face from another despite lacking a brain section that homo sapiens and other “smart” animals use for this task, scientists said. The astonishing ability was demonstrated in experiments with eight archerfish, a tropical species best known for ...