Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Aug 12, 2017

Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died Friday at the age of 113, Israeli media reported. Since he was an observant Jew, his family could not be reached Friday evening, the onset of the ...

New heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan

/ Aug 10, 2017

New heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan

A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin. At 69 metric tons, the plant-eating behemoth was as heavy as a space shuttle. The dinosaur's fossils were found in southern Argentina in 2012. ...

Sweltering U.S. Northwest sets multiple heat records

Aug 3, 2017

Sweltering U.S. Northwest sets multiple heat records

Residents of the U.S. Pacific Northwest were enduring sweltering heat on Wednesday as temperatures smashed records and hit triple digits in a region better known for rain and mild weather. Portland had a high of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39 Celsius) on Wednesday, meteorologists said, well ...

Traditional Hawaiian canoe returns after epic round-the-world voyage

Jun 18, 2017

Traditional Hawaiian canoe returns after epic round-the-world voyage

No modern navigation instrumentation guided a Polynesian voyaging canoe as it followed the horizon during a three-year journey around the globe. About a dozen crew members for each leg of the voyage relied only on their understanding of nature's cues — ocean swells, stars, wind, ...

First test flight of stratospheric solar plane called a success

May 6, 2017

First test flight of stratospheric solar plane called a success

The first solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere made an initial low-altitude test flight over Switzerland Friday. The SolarStratos, a superlight, sleek, white two-seater aircraft with long wings covered with solar panels, took off from Payerne at 8 a.m., according to an AFP photographer ...