An Iraqi woman is kissed by a nun at a funeral for two slain Christian brothers in Mosul, 225 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Gunmen shot and killed two Christian brothers Monday in a northern Iraqi city in the latest in a spate of attacks targeting the religious minority, Iraqi police said. A lawmaker called on Iraq's government Tuesday to better protect its dwindling Christian community and lambasted other nations that have offered asylum to fleeing Christians as meddling in Iraq's problems.
Although they live underwater, whales can't avoid sun exposure; they must surface to breathe, and, like us, they have no fur or feathers to protect them from the ultraviolet radiation that travels through the atmosphere's protective ozone layer.
Every energy source is a Faustian bargain. We trade comfort and convenience for deforestation, soot, radioactive waste, oil spills. But perhaps the most unsettling resource we tapped to light our homes was the one that the petroleum age displaced: the slaughter of whales for their oil.
What is it about animals and pumpkins? They seem to like them, and we like looking at them. Newt, a Rodriguez fruit bat, climbs on a pumpkin at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill.
Google and other partners have agreed to invest in a wind power project off the mid-Atlantic coast. Environmental groups are urging research on the project's potential impact on wildlife.
The decade-long survey of ocean species by more than 2,700 scientists revealed new forms of life and an amazing connection of sea creatures in Earth's largest habitat. But on an island near one of the deepest seas, Banda, I had my own close encounter with deep-water fish.
Census of marine life took place over a ten-year period and cost $650 million. Over 200 thousand life forms were identified in the census of marine life.
A male peacock struts his stuff with feathers fanned out.
Philippe Croizon, an amputee who once skydived from a plane, successfully swam across the English Channel this past weekend. Philippe Croizon used special leg prostheses with flippers to make the crossing.