World May 31, 2015

Hawaiian man dies after swordfish stabs him in chest

A Hawaiian fisherman died when a swordfish he had speared in a harbor on the Big Island struck him in the chest with its sharp bill, officials said. The man, a captain in the charter fishing business, saw the swordfish in the Honokohau small boat ...

Asia Pacific May 28, 2015

Militaries play nice in the South China Sea

by Sharon Chen

Southeast Asian militaries are talking and sharing more as they seek to prevent accidents in the South China Sea, despite inertia from governments over territorial disputes with China. Even as China's navy asserts its country's claims in the contested sea, warning off other ships and ...

Deepwater fish found to be warm-blooded

World / Science & Health May 15, 2015

Deepwater fish found to be warm-blooded

Move over, mammals and birds, and make room for a fish called the opah in the warm-blooded club. Researchers said in the journal Science on Thursday that this deepwater denizen is the first fish known to be fully warm-blooded, circulating heated blood throughout its body, ...

Asia Pacific / Politics May 8, 2015

North Korea warns of strikes against South's navy

North Korea's military warned on Friday of "unannounced targeted strikes" against South Korea's navy, accusing the South of violating its territorial waters off the peninsula's west coast, the scene of deadly naval clashes in the past. Pyongyang's warning came during the annual crab fishing season, ...