Commercial whaling: Japan officials say withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission could happen if ban on commercial whaling continues.
Io is the innermost of Jupiter's large satellites and the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
In the opening World Cup match Friday morning, Mexico will come to a standstill to watch Mexico vs. South Africa. But only 20 percent of Mexicans think their team will advance to the semi-finals.
Her father's days as a pilot have left him longing for home, while she is just beginning her journeys.
Natural steam vents turn a what would otherwise be a bleak subarctic island into a land of bananas. Too many bananas, in fact.
NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand is the most peaceful country in the world, according to the 2010 Global Peace Index (GPI), the fourth edition of an annual attempt to quantify peace in countries across the world. New Zealand topped 149 other countries on the list, based on 23 factors including military expenditures, participation in United Nations peacekeeping, and domestic stability. Here, a Zorb rolls down a slip in Rotorua, New Zealand, in May 2009. Zorbing is where visitors can tumble down a hillside in what looks like a giant beach ball.
The 2010 Global Peace Index is an attempt to quantify which countries are the most secure and the least violent. New Zealand is No. 1, Iraq is last, and the US is in the middle.
Nine Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies from a litter of 17, look out of their box, outside of Berlin, Germany, on Monday, Dec. 20. On Sept 28, 4-year-old Ridgeback Etana gave birth to 17 puppies. All of them survived.