Topic: South America
A study of the African lungfish suggests that our evolutionary ancestors first started walking before they migrated onto land.
12/13/2011 12:43 pm
Climate change studies show rising global temperatures – the 10th highest ever – and shrinking ice caps. This year saw the lowest volume of Arctic sea ice ever recorded, due to global warming, say scientists.
11/29/2011 04:58 pm
But, says guest blogger James Bosworth, the Republican presidential candidates are all too busy being afraid of Hezbollah and Hugo Chávez, and trying to apply old doctrines to the modern era.
11/23/2011 01:04 pm
Latin America Monitor In debate, Romney, Perry warn of Islamist terrorists in Latin America. Are they right?
In last night's Republican presidential debate on foreign policy, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry warned that Hezbollah and Hamas are operating in Latin America and pose a major threat to the US.
11/23/2011 12:40 pm
Brazilian politicians may push all of the blame for last week's oil spill onto Chevron, says blogger James Bosworth, to deflect public attention from risks of Brazil's nationalized deep water project.
11/21/2011 04:04 pm
The genius of Carl Barks is collected for a fresh generation of fans, in a new series by Fantagraphics Books.
11/21/2011 02:36 pm
Mexico City is studying a plan to introduce 'temporary' marriage licenses – letting couples choose after two years to split or renew the license for life – in an effort to mitigate the effects of divorce.
11/01/2011 10:50 am
Last winter – with its droughts, tornado outbreaks, heavy snows, and floods – was a tough one in different ways for millions of people. Be prepared for more of the same this year.
10/20/2011 05:37 pm
Trade deals passed by Congress Wednesday could be double-edged, but several economic sectors look set to gain the most from the trade deals with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama.
10/13/2011 06:30 pm
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
10/13/2011 06:05 am