On February 23, 1945, six U.S. Marines planted an American flag atop a battle-blasted hill on the island of Iwo Jima, a fiercely defended Japanese stronghold. Photographer Joe Rosenthal got lucky and captured the moment in a single, immortal image. Within weeks the photograph became the theme of the U.S. Government’s seventh War Bond drive.…

In a damp, darkened shoreside laboratory near the Yucatán hamlet of Sisal, Carlos Rosas Vázquez lifts one of the scores of small conch shells littering a black plastic tank. He coaxes its wary occupant out onto his hand. A mouse-size octopus with tentacles like knotted threads, ghostly pale save for big, black eyes, wriggles across…

On February 23, 1945, six U.S. Marines planted an American flag atop a battle-blasted hill on the island of Iwo Jima, a fiercely defended Japanese stronghold. Photographer Joe Rosenthal got lucky and captured the moment in a single, immortal image. Within weeks the photograph became the theme of the U.S. Government’s seventh War Bond drive.…

In a damp, darkened shoreside laboratory near the Yucatán hamlet of Sisal, Carlos Rosas Vázquez lifts one of the scores of small conch shells littering a black plastic tank. He coaxes its wary occupant out onto his hand. A mouse-size octopus with tentacles like knotted threads, ghostly pale save for big, black eyes, wriggles across…

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Poonam stars at India stun AustraliaICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Group A, Sydney (Showground):India 132-4 (20 overs): Sharma 49*, Jonassen 2-24Australia 115 (19.5 overs): Healy 51, Poonam 4-19India won by 17 runsScorecardHosts Australia were stunned by India in the opening game of the Women’s T20 World…

Ever since coronavirus (COVAD-19) was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, public health officials inside and outside of China have been trying to prevent the outbreak from transforming into a full-fledged global pandemic.  But as public health officials have been addressing the medical dimensions of this outbreak, another epidemic has been spreading much more quickly across the globe: racist…

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Lewis Hamilton (right) received his award from former Arsenal manager Arsene WengerGymnast Simone Biles won her third Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award while Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and footballer Lionel Messi shared the men’s title.American Biles, 22, won five gold medals in Stuttgart last year to become the most decorated athlete at the…

About 250 species of subterranean fish are known on Earth, eking out a living in a world of permanent dark and scant food. They are usually small, generally a few inches long, since there’s usually little food or prey to eat. But in an underground chamber in northeastern India, researchers have discovered a cave fish…