Demonstrations in Hong Kong have sprung up over recent electoral changes announced by the Chinese government. Trace explains what near- and long-term issues have motivated protesters to take to the streets.
Mysterious animals whose remains resemble dried up pomegranates lived 370 million years before the world's first dinosaurs emerged. Continue reading →
The Dalai Lama recently implied he'd be the last to hold the position, because the Dalia Lama would not be reborn in China until Tibet was free of the larger country's rule. How did long-running tensions between Tibet and China begin? Tara explains.
State media reports that none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year.
The Chinese are building islands in the South China sea, for air bases or ports. How is that done and how do they stay where you put them?
The newly discovered dino-era pterosaur looks to have been built for scooping up fish -- a lot of them. Continue reading →
A gorge formed by an earthquake and a violent river arrived quickly and could be gone in 50 years.
The glaciers on the Tibetan plateau -- which provide freshwater for 2 billion people -- are warmer than in the past two millennia.
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