On Valentine's Day, nothing says 'I love you' more than naming a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach after your beloved. Now the Bronx Zoo is offering just that opportunity.
Shark attacks went up in 2010, with at 79 unprovoked attacks reported. Experts give advice on how to fight back if attacked by a shark.
Foreign investors see Africa as a breadbasket. Done well, investment could help with African hunger but create food security for the rest of the world.
Foreign investment in a Zambian farming firm may be a business model for Africa's hunger and food security problems.
Worldwide, as much as 115 million acres of farmland are leased to foreign investors – the bulk of it in Africa. China's CITIC Construction company developed a farm in Luanda, Angola. Pedro Canga, Angolan minister of agriculture, rural development, and fishing (third from l.) checks out a corn field there.
Monitor staff writers and correspondents in each of the world's regions share what they expect to be top headlines in 2011.
They not only croak when attacked, but when they cannibalistically attack members of their own species as well, scientists find.
Lebanese soldiers take part in a military parade in downtown Beirut to celebrate the 67th anniversary of Lebanon's independence.
A coup attempt by rebel officers against a government that itself came to power by military force, leaves Malagasy citizens calling it an example of political theater and all eyes on a constitutional vote.