Until recently, the Arctic Ocean's central Beaufort Sea was ice-covered throughout the summer. But with a greater expanse of open water, scientists are tracking how waves and well-traveled swells could accelerate the loss of summer ice.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe poses with Carlos Castaneda, Colombia's fictional coffee icon 'Juan Valdez,' at the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation building in Bogota City, Colombia, Tuesday. Abe is on a one-day official visit to Bogota.
Actress and model Tara Reid chatted with GQ magazine about the likelihood of a sharknado, a hypothetical meteorological phenomenon in which a cyclone draws sharks from the water and deposits them, alive and thrashing, on top of an unsuspecting urban populace.
Renewed excavation of Wyoming's Natural Trap Cave promises to be a boon for scientists, armed with a capability for ancient DNA sequencing not available in 1984, the last time the cave was open to exploration.