Wednesday, November 27, 2013
China's commercial hub Shanghai began carbon emissions trading on Tuesday, as the nation which is the world's biggest carbon emitter expands a pilot scheme.
The images are startling. Billowing black clouds darken the daytime sky as wind-driven grit pelts homes and cars and forces bewildered residents to take cover.
The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. Much of it is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
The discovery of a previously unknown wooden structure at the Buddha's birthplace suggests the sage might have lived in the 6th century BC, two centuries earlier than thought, archeologists said Monday.
The entry of Space Exploration Technologies into the business of launching commercial satellites was delayed on Monday by technical glitch that sidelined the firm's Falcon 9 rocket.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Taiwan's largest mobile provider, said Monday that it plans to deploy more small-cell base stations to help expand the coverage of its fourth-generation (4G) network that is slated to go into operation next year.
A Chinese thief painstakingly wrote out 11 pages of telephone numbers from a stolen iPhone and sent them to the owner, state media said Monday.
The planet Venus is set to dominate the night sky Dec. 1 as it reaches a position in which it will have its highest visibility from Earth, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said yesterday.
For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun.
Monday, November 25, 2013
To most people, Lake Superior is a vast body of water that is beautiful to look at and, for the hardy, fun to splash in near the rocky shoreline. But for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate Jerry Eliason of Cloquet, Minnesota, Kraig Smith of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and Ken Merryman of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the lake is a mystery just waiting to be solved.