A large dam in Washington state has a 65-foot-long crack below its waterline, say officials who are planning repairs at the Wanapum Dam, which is owned by a county utility.
As Everest climbing season gets started this week, Nepal is enforcing a rule for scaling the world’s tallest mountain that might sound like it came from your mother: Pick up after yourself.
What happens when a pelican needs help from humans? Say he’s abandoned as a youngster, and needs some pointers on learning how to fly. That was the case recently in Tanzania.
Gravity took home the most trophies: seven Academy Awards, including for director Alfonso Cuaron and for cinematography, visual effects and original music score.
Russia’s parliament has unanimously approved a request by President Vladimir Putin to authorize the intervention of Moscow’s forces in Ukraine until “the normalization of the political situation” there. In response, Ukraine put its own forces on alert and warned that a Russian invasion would spark war between the two countries.
The Guardian reports, “a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases.”
The space agency announced a stunning success, saying that Kepler had identified 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. The discovery boosts the number of verified planets by around 70 percent.
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.
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.