Gigantic Black Hole From Dawn Of Time Challenges Current Theories
February 26 2015 7:30 AM EST
The black hole, which is 12 billion times the mass of the Sun, was formed less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.
Google Program Beats Humans At Atari Games
February 26 2015 6:36 AM EST
Deep Q-Network is the first computer program capable of teaching itself to succeed at a wide variety of tasks through trial and error.
Yemen's Ex-President Amassed $60B During 3-Decade Rule: UN
February 26 2015 3:09 AM EST
Ali Abdullah Saleh allegedly pocketed nearly $2 billion every year through extortion and embezzlement.
Morgan Stanley Reaches $2.6B Settlement With Justice Department
February 26 2015 1:17 AM EST
Morgan Stanley is the latest bank, after Bank of America, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, to shell out a fine for its role in the 2008 crisis.
Saharan Dust Feeds Amazon’s Rainforests, Finds New Study
February 25 2015 7:37 AM EST
Using data gathered by NASA’s CALIPSO satellite, scientists found that every year, 27 million tons of Saharan dust reaches the Amazon.
2014 'Devastating' Year For Human Rights
February 25 2015 4:01 AM EST
The number of displaced people across the globe topped 50 million for the first time since the end of World War II, Amnesty said in a report.
Obama Nominates First Ambassador To Somalia Since 1991
February 25 2015 12:40 AM EST
If confirmed, Katherine Simonds Dhanani would lead the U.S. mission to Somalia, which is based at the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
At Least 20 People Electrocuted During Haiti Carnival Parade
February 17 2015 7:18 AM EST
The accident happened on the second day of the annual carnival when a live wire fell on a packed float.
Ukraine Army, Rebels Miss Deadline To Withdraw Heavy Weapons
February 17 2015 5:49 AM EST
Under the ceasefire agreement, the two warring sides were due to begin pulling back heavy weapons on Tuesday.
High-Altitude Martian Plume Baffles Astronomers
February 17 2015 2:21 AM EST
The plume, observed over the surface of Mars in 2012, has challenged our current understanding of the red planet's atmosphere.
UN Postpones Release Of Sri Lanka War Crimes Report
February 17 2015 12:43 AM EST
Both the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil separatist group LTTE stand accused of war crimes committed during the three-decade conflict.
No Secret Communications Between Supreme Leader And Obama: Iran
February 16 2015 7:01 AM EST
The Wall Street Journal had earlier reported that the Ayatollah Khamenei had, in "recent weeks," sent a secret letter to Barack Obama.
Shia Mosque Bombing 'Mastermind' Killed In Pakistan
February 16 2015 6:30 AM EST
Usman Saifullah Kurd, affiliated to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, had allegedly masterminded January's attack on a Shia mosque in the Sindh province.
Upgraded Hadron Collider To Search For Evidence Of 'Supersymmetry'
February 16 2015 5:29 AM EST
CERN's Large Hadron Collider, shut down in 2013 for repairs and upgrades, will recommence operation in March.
$1B Stolen From Global Banks Through Massive Malware Attacks
February 16 2015 1:22 AM EST
A new report by Kaspersky Lab reveals that the attacks, which are still ongoing, have so far targeted banks across Russia, Europe and the U.S.
Sale Of Genetically Modified Apples OK'd In The US
February 14 2015 5:17 AM EST
Genetically altered to resist browning, the apples were developed by the Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits.
'Interstellar' Helps Scientists Study Spinning Black Holes
February 14 2015 5:03 AM EST
Christopher Nolan's Oscar nominated movie, released in November, was lauded for its scientifically accurate depiction of a spinning black hole.
At Least 100 Beached Whales Die On New Zealand Beach
February 14 2015 2:00 AM EST
Nearly 200 pilot whales had beached themselves on the shores of New Zealand's South Island on Friday.
Obama To Address White House Cybersecurity Summit
February 13 2015 6:38 AM EST
The president is also expected to sign an executive order directing the government and companies to increase information sharing.
Taliban Attack On Shia Mosque In Peshawar Kills 19
February 13 2015 6:08 AM EST
The attack follows a similar one on a Shia congregation hall in the Shikarpur district two weeks ago, in which over 60 people were killed.