7 reported dead after strong earthquake hits central Croatia

Croatia Earthquake

A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, destroying buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into rubble-covered streets in a town southeast of the capital. Authorities said at least seven people were killed and dozens were injured.


Eastern Caribbean on alert due to rare volcanic activity

La Soufriere volcano Caribbean

Volcanoes that have been quiet for decades are rumbling to life in the eastern Caribbean, prompting officials to issue alerts in Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines as scientists rush in to study activity they say hasn’t been observed in years.


Remains of ice age woolly rhinoceros found in melting Siberian permafrost

Russia permafrost woolly rhinoceros

A well-preserved ice age woolly rhinoceros with many of its internal organs still intact and believed to be between 20,000 to 50,000 years old has been recovered in melting permafrost in Russia’s extreme north.


Apple targets car production by 2024 and eyes ‘next level’ battery technology, sources say


Apple Inc. is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.


How daily work is changing on P.E.I. as wind and temperature patterns shift

Tree cutting down

If you want to learn how climate change has already begun to affect daily life on P.E.I., talk to someone who works outside.


Fast-food eatery discovered at Pompeii helps reveal favourite dishes of ancient Roman citizens

Italy Pompeii Fast Food

A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping reveal dishes that were popular for the citizens of the ancient Roman city who were partial to eating out.


Researchers map DNA from ice-age wolves in bid to trace origin of dogs

Pictures Of The Week Photo Gallery

Researchers are mapping the DNA of wolves from the ice age in a bid to pinpoint the origin of the world’s first dogs.


Prairie farmers using high-end Wagyu genetics to create ‘snow beef’

Snow Beef

Benbie Holsteins in south-central Saskatchewan milks 150 Holsteins every day, but the dairy farm does not need all of its heifer calves for milking, so the remainder are used for something very different: snow beef.


Warmer winters causing more ice-free lakes in Northern Hemisphere, study finds

Lake Simcoe ice-free

Climate change is having a widespread effect on lakes across the Northern Hemisphere, a new study has found, and it has widespread impacts, including affecting water quality.


Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, causing massive steam cloud

Volcano Eruption Hawaii

Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island roared back to life Sunday night, and the eruption continued throughout Monday, as lava shooting into the air boiled away water in the summit’s crater lake.