Spectacular Aurora

2011-09-28 10:18:34

A NASA image captured from the International Space Station taken on Sept 26, 2011 shows rare aurora appearing in red.

Jackson death trial opens with grim photos

2011-09-28 07:13:06

Grim photos of Michael Jackson lying dead in a hospital bed juxtaposed with a picture of the "Thriller" singer rehearsing the day before his demise brought an emotional opening on Tuesday to the manslaughter trial of the doctor hired to care for him.

Quotes from the 66th UN General Assembly

2011-09-28 06:35:24

Quotable quotes from the general debate of the 66th UN General Assembly session, which entered its final day here Tuesday:  

Uncertainty grips biofuel market: expert

2011-09-27 17:06:13

The American biofuel and clean energy industries are facing increasing uncertainties in the face of the current global financial crisis.

2000-Year-Old Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online

2011-09-27 15:53:35

Israel's Dead Sea scrolls, the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, are now accessible online after the Israel Museum and Google launched a digitized version of the scrolls on Monday, allowing the viewer to translate them and zoom in on any of the verses.

Scientists start functional foods research

2011-09-27 11:38:50

New Zealand and Japanese scientists are teaming up to develop healthier foods under two government-funded "functional foods" projects.

Can eating fish lower the risk of strokes?

2011-09-26 11:06:29

People who eat fish a few times each week are slightly less likely to suffer a stroke than those who only eat a little or none at all, according to an international analysis.

Warnings mount on euro crisis, BRICS mull more aid

2011-09-23 06:14:34

World leaders and finance chiefs demanded Europe act decisively to quell its debt crisis and big emerging economies said they would consider providing more money to help prevent the chaos from spreading.

Diet quality linked to mental health

2011-09-22 15:46:20

Eating lots of fruit and vegetables could help protect teenagers from mental health problems, according to an Australian study published on Thursday.

Poor get more unneeded breast cancer surgery

2011-09-22 14:44:19

Old, poor and Hispanic women are all more likely to have unnecessary breast cancer surgery despite 2005 recommendations for gentler treatment, according to a US study.

World Atlas ice loss claim exaggerated

2011-09-20 10:40:37

The Times Atlas of the World exaggerated the rate of Greenland's ice loss in its thirteenth edition last week, scientists said on Monday.

WHO: $1.20 a person could curb chronic diseases

2011-09-19 14:02:33

Poorer countries could introduce measures to prevent and treat millions of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and lung disease for a little as $1.20 per person per year.