When Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev, he left a trove of documents at his estate; many were thrown into a large reservoir. Journalists called divers and spent the weekend going over soggy papers in a house they had long been forbidden from entering. With the help of volunteers, more than 20,000 pages are now online.
The scope of the collapse of what once was the world’s largest bitcoin exchange took shape Friday when MtGox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan, saying it had lost track of nearly $480 million worth of the virtual currency.
Can drones, the small unmanned aircraft that are at the forefront of fields from warfare to commercial delivery systems, fly without human intervention? A team of Hungarian researchers answers yes, having created 10 drones that self-organize as they move through the air.
An independent review of 67 cases in which Border Patrol agents used deadly force found that in some of them “agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border.”
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she has vetoed controversial legislation that would have allowed business owners in her state to refuse to serve gays and others if those customers somehow offended the proprietors’ religious beliefs.
Tensions continue to rise in Ukraine, where months of public protests led last week to the downfall of President Viktor Yanukovych’s government. His opponents are now installing pro-Western ministers to replace the pro-Russian leaders who worked for Yanukovych.
Saying that a Texas law barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and demeans the dignity of homosexuals, a federal judge struck down the law Wednesday.
Since construction workers discovered dozens of fossils along a highway in Chile in 2011, one question has preoccupied researchers: What killed the whales, seals and other creatures that ended up there more than 5 million years ago?
Inmates who are held in solitary confinement spend 23 hours a day in small windowless cells, receiving their food on trays that are pushed through a slot in the cell’s door.
Farmers in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency last month, are facing hard choices as a drought threatens to ruin their crops. They must weigh the costs of paying for irrigation against the chance that their fields will never get enough water this season.