Trees store information about climatic conditions in the rings they lay down each year. Dendrochronology — the science of studying these rings — allows scientists to learn about the ancient climate on Earth.
Some scientists are describing the newly discovered dinosaur known as Deinocheirus mirificus as freaking weird. How did a 35-foot long, omnivorous, horse headed, hump-backed, huge armed animal live?
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement is spilling out into city streets around the world. Take in the scene from New York.
The latest trend in tourism doesn't look like tourism at all. With the help of some adventurous tour guides, young urbanites are seeking out the world's most unusual, gross and often dangerous locales.
A group of Russian friends have stolen private information from 1.2 billion Internet users around the world, but the public doesn't know who was hit. We do know that it's hard to say your password is safe — and changing it probably won't help.
The Chinese government announced Monday that it plans to take more than five million vehicles off the road to improve air quality, including 330,000 cars in Beijing. This announcement comes only weeks after the World Health Organization announced that only 12 percent of cities reporting on air quality meet their standards for safe levels. With the help of our newsroom designers, we put together a list of places recently affected by deteriorating air quality and incidents of smog.
Photographer Asher Svidensky set out on a photography project in Mongolia. What he didn't expect to see was the country's only female eagle huntress in action.
If Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol empire and fearsome military leader, were alive today, what kind of tunes would he be listening to? A couple of Beijing-based Mongolian musicians say it would be their band playing Mongolian folk metal.
Not many people go to North Korea on a whim. But on Saturday, two young rappers from the DC area are boarding a plane that's bound for Pyongyang. They're going to make a music video.
Nineteen-year-old Lara Prior-Palmer decided that she wanted to spend her summer break a little differently. So, she embarked on a 1,000 km horse race across Mongolia. She won.
China has beautiful countryside that has long attracted foreigners. But the country's meteoric economic rise has given its own people more time for their own outdoor and leisurely pursuits. The problem, though, is that all of the additional tourists and hikers are putting a strain on the environment.