Kerry Kerr

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Rice was first farmed in China 9400 years ago

Scientists have argued for years about when rice, which now feeds more than half of the world's population, was first domesticated. A new study …

Anthropology

China postpones portion of cybersecurity law

BEIJING (AP) — China has postponed enforcement of part of a cybersecurity law that companies warn violates Beijing's free-trade pledges but says most of it will take effect Thursday as planned.<p>Communist authorities say the measures are needed to prevent crime and terrorism and to protect privacy. …

China

Incredible Pictures of Icebergs Off Newfoundland

Greenland

Witness red hot lava lighting up the ocean in Hawaii

As tourists travel to see the incredible Kamokuna lava flow in Hawaii, one photographer has captured amazing photographs as the red-hot lava hits the surf.<p>The lava spout in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park has drawn many visitors hoping to see the sight, and a new viewing area has been created after …

National Parks

AM - Former Nazi on trial accused of assisting murder of 170,000 12/02/2016

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: In what could be one of the last cases of its kind, a former Nazi has gone on trial in Germany accused of assisting in the …

Crime

It Was a Wild, Weird Year to Live on Planet Earth

The year 2015 will go down as many things, but normal isn’t one of them. We saw record-smashing temperatures, exceptional droughts, deadly heat waves …

Urban Dreams

Project info<p>These images are drawn from my impressions of Japan from a trip my wife and I recently made there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. For many years I’ve desired to visit this country and I must say that I was not disappointed. The people are incredibly welcome and gracious and …

Urban Design

What ‘Back to the Future II’ got right about tech in 2015

On Oct. 21, a teenager from Hill Valley, CA, will arrive in our time in a flying car, to save his family. He will use our hoverboards and our portable garbage-powered nuclear reactors, and will be there to witness the Cubs wining the World Series over Miami. OK—maybe <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> is …

Robots

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

Discover Petra on a virtual tour with Google Street View

War and terrorist attacks may have put an end to tourism in the Middle East – at least in the short to medium term – but armchair travellers can now take a tour around one of the region’s most famous sites without leaving their desk. Google Street View has launched a virtual tour of the ancient …

Google Street View

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

National Parks

Emptying Tutankhamun's tomb took 8 years of painstaking labor

The deconstruction of<br>Tutankhamun's tomb, in color<p>Every object removed, except one.<p>1923<p>Perhaps surprisingly, the mummy of King Tutankhamun remains …

Archaeology

Pearl Harbor’s Forgotten Fighter

Nearly 75 years ago, Pearl Harbor was devastated by a Japanese attack. This summer, researchers made a major discovery—one of the Catalina flying …

Rosie the Riveter IRL: Meet the women who built WWII planes

Women workers of World War II<p>Rosie the Riveters in living color<p>October 1942<p>During World War II, the drafting of millions of men for combat left …

How tiny islands drove huge ambition at the Paris climate talks

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>LE BOURGET, France — The Paris climate-change conference was supposed to be about the needs of big countries and what they are willing to do to slow the warming of Earth’s atmosphere. But in the end, the two weeks of sometimes round-the-clock negotiations focused at …

Climate