Talks open as clock ticks on Kyoto deal

2011-11-29 06:46:28

Almost 200 nations began global climate talks on Monday with time running out to save the Kyoto Protocol aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions that scientists blame for rising sea levels, intense storms, drought and crop failures.

Scientists highlight pollutant problem

2011-11-29 06:46:28

Chinese and foreign scientists on Monday called for more attention to tackle urgent environmental issues other than climate change, as homemade and imported pollutants threaten people's health.

Sweet hat for Tokyo Sweets Collection

2011-11-25 09:28:37

A model displays a headpiece made of confectionery by Japanese patssier Rie Taniminchi during the Tokyo Sweets Collection in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Football season pep rally in University of Texas

2011-11-23 14:17:22

University of Texas students, alumni, faculty and fans gather on the main mall for the 26th annual Hex Rally in Austin, Texas November 21, 2011.

Volcano near Mexico City spews ash, smoke

2011-11-21 10:39:58

A volcano near here spewed ash and smoke into the air Sunday, and local civil protection authorities warned people not to go close as burning ash could fall for hours.

Another scaled-back Thanksgiving

2011-11-23 07:13:06

Some are holding potluck dinners instead of springing for the entire feast. Others are staying home rather than flying. And a few are skipping the turkey altogether.

Happy Happy Hippos

2011-11-20 09:06:07

The Berlin Zoo recently welcomed a new addition to its hippo population.

How big can giant fish grow exactly?

2011-11-19 14:13:39

How big can giant fish grow exactly?

1st Angry Birds shop opens in its birthplace

2011-11-12 17:37:00

The world’s first official Angry Birds store features an array of products such as toys, T-shirts, bags and smartphone cases.

Secret Google lab for future technology unveiled

2011-11-15 10:27:21

Google is running a secret research lab in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the tech giant invests to experiment and invent what may be world-changing technologies for the future, US media reported on Monday.

One in five Americans has hearing loss: study

2011-11-15 10:20:01

Nearly a fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have hearing loss so severe that it may make communication difficult, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins University researchers and published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Your serve! Russian military takes up badminton

2011-11-15 09:26:53

Hoping to keep soldiers and recruits in fighting form without great expense, the Defense Ministry plans to buy 10,000 badminton rackets and tens of thousands of shuttlecocks next year, the newspaper Izvestia reported Monday.