We're in Siberia, shivering. It's November, November 11, 2003, and two boys, Kolya and Maksim Muravyev, are ice fishing along the Lena River, where it's 13 below zero. All of a sudden, up in the sky, they see what looks like a flamingo.
In 1960, there were 400,000 lions living in the wild. Today, there are just 20,000."That represents a 90 to 95 percent decline," says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dereck Joubert. "Unless we start talking about this, these lions will be extinct within the next 10 or 15 years."
As Donald Rumsfeld might say, there are known knowns and known unknowns. And one known known is that the passage of time doesn't appear to have mellowed Rumsfeld.In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the former Bush administration defense secretary was as feisty as ever.
From across Britain Thursday came a cry for help.Nearly 100 local officials wrote a letter to the Times of London saying the government's austerity measures are too hard to swallow, and they are being forced to cut critical services.Among the toughest decisions the local politicians face is
Matthew Alexander led the interrogation team that tracked down and found al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006.Alexander — a pseudonym for the author — a critic of the harsh techniques employed by the military during the administration of George W.
Our universe might be really, really big — but finite. Or it might be infinitely big.Both cases, says physicist Brian Greene, are possibilities, but if the latter is true, so is another posit: There are only so many ways matter can arrange itself within that infinite universe.
Before Reagan urged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," and even before Kennedy told Americans to ask "what you can do for your country," President Dwight D. Eisenhower coined his own phrase about "the military-industrial complex."