There’s a new study out about the risk of ocean pollution caused by shipwrecks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has come up with a map of the many, many shipwrecks that dot US coastal waters.
A flower unlike any other flower is growing at The Ohio State University’s Botanical Greenhouse. After years of cultivation, what may be the worst smelling flower in the world, the amorphophallus titanum, has bloomed.
Being gay in Brazil has long been something of a paradox. Gay culture is openly celebrated at events like Rio’s Carnival. But being gay can bring taunting and ostracism. There’s one place though where it’s okay to be openly gay: the beach.
Many of the moon rocks brought back to Earth by Apollo space missions and given to foreign countries as gifts are missing. University of Phoenix law professor Joe Gutheinz has been investigating missing moon rock cases for years and tells The World us about his latest investigation involving an eastern Mediterranean island nation.
Back around 1800 a Scottish-Canadian farmer is said to have discovered the variety of apple now named after him: McIntosh. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ontario apple farmer Phil Lyall, who explains why he had to hire a helicopter to try and save his McIntosh apple crop from a late frost this year.
Archaeologists are up in arms after learning that an ancient Mayan pyramid has been destroyed in the Central America.
Our Geo Quiz Monday takes us to a river in southern Africa where Paul Templer was leading a canoe safari back in 1996. He can’t easily forget what happened: He was half swallowed by a hippo and lived to tell the tale.
The London Zoo has two of the last three males left of the Mangarahara cichlid tropical fish species. Now they’re looking for a female in order to avoid the species going into extinction. The species takes its name from the Mangarahara River. For our Geo Quiz: Name the African country where the river is located.
During the Victorian era, one flower captured the British imagination like no other – the Amazon Water Lily. Author Tatiana Holway explores the water lily’s rich history and how it became a symbol of the British Empire during Queen Victoria’s reign in the book “The Flower of Empire.”
The Scottish Isle of Lewis has been granted official EU food protection for one of its traditional delicacies. The recipe for the local sausage made of cooked pigs blood, oatmeal, and spices has been handed down for hundreds of years. Can you name it?
A gang of robbers was chased through the narrow streets of Zedelgem recently by a motorcycle policeman. The thieves tossed a stolen safe out the car window and it burst open spilling a million euros into the street. What would you do?
In many cultures, homeless or indigent people are buried in a potter’s field or a common grave. In Denmark advocates for the homeless have come up with a new idea. They’re calling it a cemetery for the homeless, a final resting place for some of the estimated 5,000 homeless people in Denmark.
Iron Man 3 is set to open this weekend in the US. It already hit blockbuster status when it opened in China this past Wednesday. However, American moviegoers will not be seeing the Chinese blockbuster. Hollywood filmmakers altered the film for Chinese audiences.
The newly crowned King Willem and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands walked out of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam and were cheered on by crowds that gathered. BBC Mundo’s Ignacio de los Reyes has been gauging reaction in Latin America.